How to Clean Porcelain Enamel Sinks

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Porcelain enamel sinks, made from glass fused onto steel or aluminum, add a nice touch to any home's bathroom or kitchen. While porcelain enamel is acid-resistant and durable, scratches may still occur. Excessive acid contact and scratching leads to a rough surface, promoting stains and rust. Strong acids, bases, and abrasives aren't recommended for cleaning, according to Pioneer Thinking. Start with gentle detergents and baking soda, and work up to stronger solutions and fine abrasives to make your porcelain enamel sinks shine.

Things You'll Need

  • Dish soap
  • Sponge or cloth
  • Baking soda
  • Fine powder cleanser
  • Bleach spray, diluted with water

Gentle Cleaning

  • Clear the sink of dishes. Dampen a sponge or cloth with hot water and add a small amount of dish soap.

  • Rinse out the sink with hot water. Scrub the surface with the soapy cloth.

  • Rinse out the sink with clean water and check for stains. Dry it with a clean cloth.

Soap Scum and Grease Removal

  • Plug the drain and fill the sink with 2 or 3 inches of warm water. Add 2 tbsp. baking soda to the water.

  • Scrub the sink with a sponge and the baking soda solution.

  • Empty the sink and rinse it well with clean water. Dry it thoroughly with a clean cloth.

Stain Removal

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