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How to Drill an Acrylic Sink

Most acrylic sinks come with pre-drilled holes for a faucet. These holes are created during the manufacturing process. In some cases, homeowners will need to create holes in their acrylic sink. This may happen if there are not enough holes for the selected faucet.

Holes can be made in an acrylic sink with a drill bit.

Things You Will Need

  • Sawhorses
  • Acrylic sink
  • Masking or painters tape
  • Diamond tipped hole saw or drill bit
  • Power drill

Most acrylic sinks come with pre-drilled holes for a faucet.  These holes are created during the manufacturing process.

In some cases, homeowners will need to create holes in their acrylic sink.  This may happen if there are not enough holes for the selected faucet.

Holes may also need to be created for soap dispensers or pull out sprayers.  Learning to drill a hole in an acrylic sink will help you to tackle this project on your own.

  1. Set two sawhorses up on a flat surface. Place the acrylic sink on top of the sawhorses.
  2. Determine the placement of the holes you are drilling. Consult manufacturer directions for placement of faucet or soap dispenser holes.
  3. Cover the area that needs to be drilled with masking tape. This will help to prevent you from scratching the acrylic during drilling. It will also give you an easy place to mark with a pencil.
  4. Mark the placement of the holes on the masking tape with a pencil.
  5. Fit a power drill with an appropriately sized hole saw or drill bit. Use a sharp, diamond tipped bit to make the holes in the acrylic.
  6. Drill the holes in the sink. Do not apply too much pressure as you drill the holes and work at a consistent speed.

Things You Will Need

  • Sawhorses
  • Acrylic sink
  • Masking or painters tape
  • Diamond tipped hole saw or drill bit
  • Power drill

About the Author

Cadence Johansen is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about travel, marriage, family relationships, caregiver support, home improvement and money. Johansen has been writing professionally since 2008. She holds a master's degree in family studies from Utah State University.

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