Porcelain is the perfect sink material because it is nonporous, making it easy to clean. However, it is not impervious to stains. Porcelain’s glaze can catch nasty stains like hair dye, minerals in water, and nail polish. It is those orange-yellow stains caused by minerals in water or rust that are the most disgusting on a porcelain sink.
Bathroom fixtures should be cleaned regularly to prevent gunk buildup, but some stains may require extra work to restore the shiny porcelain. Therefore, porcelain sinks must be washed with a powerful cleaner to remove yellow mineral deposits. When cleaning your stained porcelain sink, avoid using abrasive or harsh cleaning powders. Porcelain glaze can be easily restored by removing discoloration stains with some household products.
So, grab some supplies and cleaning agents…
🔹 Dish detergent
🔹 Mildly abrasive sponge
🔹 White vinegar
…and start the stain removing process
◾ Combine 1 tablespoon liquid dish detergent with 1/2 gallon of hot water.
◾ Wipe out the interior of the sink with the detergent and a mildly abrasive sponge. Rinse with clear water.
◾ Plug the sink drain. Fill the sink with a solution of one part white vinegar and three parts hot water. Soak the sink in the solution for
◾ 30 to 60 minutes to loosen scale buildup, stains and soap residue.
◾ Drain the vinegar water from the sink. Scrub a second time with the detergent solution and vinegar water to remove any remaining grime on the sink. Rinse with clear water.
◾ After washing the sink, wipe it with a clean towel. The white ceramic surface of the sink becomes sparkling white after being dried, preventing limescale and water spots from dulling it.
Remember! You should never use bleach on ceramic sinks because it can ruin the finish.