Porcelain is the perfect material for sinks because is not porous, making it easy to clean. However, is not immune to stains. The glaze covering the porcelain surface can catch nasty stains such as hair dye, minerals in the water and nail polish. But the most disgusting stains that a porcelain sink may catch are those orange-yellow stains due to minerals in water or rust.
Cleaning your bathroom fixtures regularly keep the gunk away and prevent grime build up, but some stains require an extra work to restore the shiny porcelain sink surface. Hence, you have to use a powerful cleaner in order to remove those yellow mineral deposits from the porcelain sink. Never use abrasive or harsh cleaning powders for your stained porcelain sink because you risk scratching it. Those discoloration stains can be easily removed with some household products in order to restore that porcelain glaze.
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 with 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.
- Wipe the sink out with a clean towel after washing. Drying the sink makes it sparkling white and prevents limescale and water spots that can dull the white ceramic surface.
Remember! Never use bleach on ceramic sink because it may ruin the finish.