Removing Stains from Solid Surface and Cultured Marble Sinks
What You'll Need Before You Start:
- Nylon scrubber sponge
- Dishwashing liquid
- Baking soda
Solid surface and cultured marble sinks are a great choice when you want the look of granite or marble. However, the porous nature of these materials means they stain more easily than most other sinks. When cleaning a cultured marble or solid surface sink, always follow the manufacturer's instructions, and when using abrasive cleaners, use only soft cleaners such as baking soda. Use bleach or other harsh chemicals only if recommended by the manufacturer's instructions.
Coffee, tea, tomato sauce and other dark or bright foods can easily stain solid-surface kitchen sinks. So can rust. Cultured marble sinks are also prone to developing rust stains and dye stains caused by hair dyes or the dyes in makeup. To remove these stains:
- Dampen a nylon scrubber sponge.
- Squirt dishwashing soap on the stain.
- Scrub gently.
- Add baking soda to the sponge if any stain remains.
- Rinse with water.
Removing stains from sinks can help you keep your kitchen and bathrooms looking spic and span. When you attack stains before they have time to set in, you also keep your kitchen and bath sinks looking like brand new. Reduce the likelihood of sink stains by keeping your sinks clean, and, in most cases, dry. Establish a cleaning routine that includes scrubbing and wiping down your sinks daily, and you'll find that most stains are a thing of the past. Doing so can extend the life of your sinks by years.