When your porcelain sink shines your whole kitchen looks clean. Porcelain sinks and tubs are a great addition to any home.
Make your porcelain shine with this simple tip
They are very durable but there is just one problem. When they are old and worn they stain easily and are hard to keep clean.
I love my porcelain sink. It is a big deep two basin sink. One side is not quite as deep as the other side but works great. It is great for canning, cooking, washing vegetables and all the other kitchen things I do.
I love my farmhouse kitchen sink except when it comes to cleaning it. Ugh!!! When I am canning and using it to wash vegetables and fruits it can become stained.
Cleaning was not an easy chore and I really dreaded it…until I discovered this easy way to clean it.
Old porcelain sinks stain and are hard to keep clean
I loved my kitchen but I was embarrassed by how awful my sink looked. It was as if I never even attempted to clean it in 60 years. I say this because I think it is about 60 years old or older. It came with those vintage old metal cabinets, you know the white ones that were in your grandma’s kitchen.
My challenge, how to get rid of sixty years of stained grime. I have to admit some of it is current also. We have really hard water, and I cook with cast iron, and when rubbed against the side would leave black marks. Two big factors that only made my sink look worse.
One day I opened a new bottle of toilet bowl cleaner. As I walked up the stairs from the basement I had this thought…. my toilet bowl is porcelain and this stuff does an awesome job on that. I wonder what it would do for my kitchen sink. I took the cleaner to the sink and squirted all around the top. I was amazed. (be sure and do a test spot before doing this)
I was amazed at how well it worked
It was already cleaning as it ran down the sink. So I squirted a little more on and then I took a scrubby and spread it around the rest of the sink. (I made sure to wear rubber gloves, and open a window for good ventilation) Then I decided to let it stay on the sink for about 20 minutes. I went back to cleaning the other things I needed to get done.
After about twenty minutes I went back to the sink to wash it out. I rinsed it with clean water out to get the blue cleaner off and IT SHINED!! It was so clean. I was so excited!
I have to use this little trick every few months because the porcelain seems to take on stains easily with everyday use. But now I know the secret to cleaning it quick and easy.
Cleaning other stained porcelain
I think this would work on old porcelain bathtubs and bathroom sinks. I don’t have one to test it out but if you get the chance to try it let me know how it works.
The Clorox brand toilet bowl cleaner worked best for me.
(Remember to do a little test spot so it won’t damage your sink or tub. Avoid getting on your fixtures.)
Someday maybe I will have the time to refinish my old porcelain sink. But for now, this will work.
I love cleaning tips that make my life easy and that work quick. Please share any tricks you might have. I would love to hear them. With a busy life on the farm, I need all the tips I can get!
Until next time happy cleaning!
Keep your sink and drains smelling lemon fresh with this great smelling essential oil! Not only does it smell so good it also works as an antiseptic to help disinfect.