How To Clean Porcelain Sink: Simple, Easy & Frugal Trick
Here's such a dramatic difference between the before and after pictures from a reader, Dayna's vintage sink.
And do you know who helped her figure out how to clean her porcelain sink? It was you guys on the Facebook page!
A while back Dayna sent in several before pictures of her 1930's sink, and this was her exact question:
Need some help. We have this vintage sink in our house. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. But it has a very dingy look and I would like to know if there is something I can do to fix it.
There were lots of suggestions, but one that was mentioned, over and over again, was to use Bar Keepers Friend.
For those unfamiliar with this product, it is a staple in my home, personally. It can be used in so many ways, and in fact, I've actually collected quite a few of them at the link (click the picture of the product) because this stuff is amazing.
For a long time it was difficult to find outside the Midwest, since the company is based in Indiana (where I live), but you can find it in many stores now, or through the Internet. Look for it low on the shelf since it is pretty inexpensive (and a little goes a long way), next to other powdered cleansers such as Comet and Ajax.
But unlike those products Bar Keepers Friend doesn't use bleach, but instead oxalic acid, which means it is very good at removing hard water scale and rust stains as well.
It is one of the best cleaners for everyday porcelain cleaning, as you can see from these before and after photos.
Because what Dayna did was use BKF (what many users of the product call it) and look at her dramatic results!
She said, "You all may remember my post about this stained porcelain sink from the 30's - as suggested I use 'Bar Keepers Friend.'
To use it, just get a sponge or cleaning cloth, sprinkle some onto the surface, wet your sponge and you're ready to remove all kinds of stains and dinginess and make your porcelain sparkle again.
I think it looks great! And so simple, easy and frugal. A wonderful combination! Thanks so much Dayna for asking your question, and then I'm so glad you showed us the results!
Keep the Facebook questions rolling in!
So how do you clean a porcelain sink? I'd love to hear what you've done. You can share your tips here or read others already submitted for multiple varieties of kitchen sinks and I'll add them to the site.
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