How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer

Replace a sink strainer—it’s easy!

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench (2)
  • Locking pliers
  • Rotary tool
  • Slip joint pliers

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Plumber’s putty or clear silicone caulk