How to Replace a Sink Sprayer

1-2 hours

Learn how to replace or install a new kitchen sink sprayer

Replace a Sink Sprayer

A sink sprayer can add much needed functionality to kitchen sinks. If you need to replace your current sink sprayer or add one to a sink that has a hole intended for a sink sprayer, it’s a pretty quick and simple update. Just remember with any plumbing part, you'll be better off in the long run if you choose a quality sprayer from a reputable manufacturer.

This guide will show you the how to replace or install a new sink sprayer in your kitchen.


Place sink sprayer
Place sink sprayer - Replace Sink Sprayer

Apply a 1/4-inch bead of plumber's putty to the bottom edge of the sprayer base and place the tailpiece of the sprayer base into the sink opening.

Attach washer and mounting nut
Attach washer mounting nut - Replace Sink Sprayer

• From underneath the sink, put a friction washer over the tailpiece.
• Screw the mounting nut onto the tailpiece and tighten it with a basin wrench or with a pair of slip joint pliers.
• Wipe away any excess putty from around the base.

Attach sprayer hose
Attach sprayer hose - Replace Sink Sprayer

• Use your fingers to screw the sprayer hose onto the hose nipple on the bottom of the faucet.
• Hand-tightening the hose nut. Then, use a basin wrench or a pair of slip joint pliers to tighten it another 1-quarter turn.