How To Clean a White Sink? 5 Simple Methods

white modern bathroom sink with soap dispenser

A white sink is usually a hygiene hallmark as it is hard to maintain, and can easily get stained and discolored. All it takes is a dinner party with spaghetti and nachos to make a mess.

But if you know how to clean a white sink, it will add charm and luster to your bathroom and kitchen.

Don't fret if you feel lost. We're here to help you keep it nice and clean! If you notice soap scum, rust, or food stains, use these methods to remove the stains, keep it white, and add value to your home. 

Use Baking Soda and Vinegar

Not sure how to clean a white sink?

You can start with the basic method of using baking soda and vinegar. Did you know, however, that cleaning the sink drain is almost as essential? If you haven't chosen a sink yet, why not look into the pros and cons of farmhouse sinks.

Use one-part baking soda to two parts white for cleaning up the drain. Pour the baking soda into your drain, then pour the white vinegar and wait for 20 minutes for the bubbling to die down. Then wash it away with hot water to remove any remaining residue from the drain.

If you're using it to clean the surface, simply sprinkle the baking soda to completely cover the sink. Then scrub the sink with baking soda, optionally squeezing a lemon onto stubborn stains. Then clean it all off with hot water and dry the sink with a cloth.

Mixing Salt and Lemon

With lemon juice and salt, you can remove rust or any stubborn stains on your sink. Sprinkle enough salt onto the stains and squeeze a lemon directly over the salt. Coarse salt works best when you're scrubbing stains off your sink.

Careful Use of Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide will help brighten up your enamel, porcelain, or farmhouse sinks. Simply pour enough hydrogen peroxide to soak a cloth or sponge.  Scrub it onto the sink and let it stay there for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it off.

You can also fill in a spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide and spray it all over. Leave it overnight for easier cleaning and to let it whiten the sink. Then rinse and wipe the sink dry the next day.

Cleaning With Ammonia

Products with ammonia, such as glass cleaners can remove dirt and make your white sink shine. Spray the surface with a glass cleaner and let it settle for a minute before drying it with a paper towel.

You can also use pure ammonia to remove soap and grease clogged in porcelain sinks. Scrub the stains using a mix of a tablespoon of ammonia and a gallon of hot water.

Basic Bleach Mix

Always make sure to keep your sink white, sanitized, and away from bacteria. One good solution is to spray your sink with chlorine bleach to brighten it up.

However, be careful when spraying on your metal drains and faucets as chlorine bleach eats the coating away. Mix one teaspoon or 4.9 mL with 5 tablespoons of bleach into a spray bottle for the best effect.

Spray the surface of your sink and let it settle for a few minutes before sponging it off. Then rinse the surface well to remove stains and discoloring. Don't mix ammonia with bleach as it can form a poisonous gas.

Now You Know How To Clean a White Sink

Now you know how to clean a white sink! Make sure to use these methods in cleaning both your kitchen and bathroom white sinks. Don't let germs and bacteria grow!

But why stop with a clean sink? We provide a lot more content to help you keep your home sanitized and free from germs, molds, and more. Feel free to go over our other posts today to learn more!


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