How often and how rigorous should you clean your sink?
If you can, wipe down your sink everyday with a microfiber towel and dish soap. This will keep away stains and grimey build-up. Try to do a more thorough clean at least once a week, and at least once a month, try to do a deep clean.
What ingredients or methods should I avoid when cleaning my sink?
Avoid using these tools and products on your porcelain sink:
- Scouring pads or steel wool: These can leave scratches on your sink's brittle surface
- Chlorine bleach: This can permanently damage antique porcelain, especially if it's left to sit for too long
- Abrasive chemical cleaners: Avoid harsh commercial products (that usually contain bleach) as these can damage the glass-based ceramic surface.
How can I clean a porcelain sink that is no longer white?
You can use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to clean yellow discoloration. For stronger stains, you can use a 6% solution of hydrogen peroxide, but be sure to use correct safety measures, such as gloves, masks, and proper ventilation, when applying.
How can I keep my porcelain sink clean and looking new?
Before cleaning, wet the sink to get rid of any loose dust or debris in the sink that could get in the way of cleaning. You can also clean your kitchen sink drain if you're worried its debris may further mess up your cleaning job.