How to Clean a Porcelain Sink

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Introduction: How to Clean a Porcelain Sink

About: I am married with two children. Spring, summer, and fall are my very favorite times of the year. I enjoy working in the yard, sewing, cooking, quilting, gardening, and creating. I do this to keep my sanity.

Every-time that I clean my stove top; I get black marks in my porcelain sink.  I have been avoiding harsh chemicals to clean my house so this Instructable is how I clean my sink using friendlier products.  My sink is the original sink from the late 30's.  There have been many tenants over the years and I think for its age and use the sink looks pretty good. 

Step 1: Products

To clean this sink I used:

Baking Soda.
Peroxide.

Step 2: Tools

Sponge with a safe texture for cleaning.
Bar towels.

Step 3: Scrub

Wet the sink.
Wet the sponge.
Sprinkle Baking Soda on the sponge.
Begin scrubbing the surface.

Step 4: Peroxide

Add Peroxide to the sponge.
Scrub some more.
Let set for 15 Minutes.

Step 5: Rinse

  • Rinse the sink thoroughly.
  • Scrub any remaining spots.
  • Rinse again.
  • Buff dry with a bar towel.
  • Done!

Step 6: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

As you can see the Baking Soda and Peroxide did wonders for the marks.  I use these products a lot around my house and I am very pleased with the results.  Just think; I did not have to use harsh chemicals and the sink is beautiful!  
Thanks for stopping by and have a super weekend!
Sunshiine

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    23 Discussions

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    LukeL10
    LukeL10

    5 years ago

    Sunshine hydrogen peroxide is water with one more oxygen atom. It is very safe.

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    sunshiine
    sunshiine

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thanks again Luke, I hope your day shiones~

    sunshiine~

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    LukeL10
    LukeL10

    5 years ago

    One of the worst things you can do is use an oily product to shine surfaces. It will trap bacteria unless you really scrub at the surface. I work food safety in a food processing plant.

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    sunshiine
    sunshiine

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this information Luke, It is very useful. I will make changes to my tutorial. Have a great day.

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    AppalachiaAngel
    AppalachiaAngel

    8 years ago on Step 6

    Another cheap friendly way to clean stuff like this is using white vinegar...me and my mother use vinegar for EVERYTHING that need s cleaned

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    sunshiine
    sunshiine

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 6

    Thanks for sharing! I appreciate your input! Have a great day!
    sunshiine

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    lemonie
    lemonie

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Baking Soda and Peroxide are chemicals you know?

    L

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    MsJan
    MsJan

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I have MCS and I can use these products where almost all on shelf items I cannot. If you can put it in your mouth than it should be a safe product. I use peroxide as a mouth wash. I wash my hair with baking soda and clean my toliets with it plus many other uses. It is a natural product.

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    lemonie
    lemonie

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    It is a natural product?
    From where is 'peroxide naturally obtained, and how natural is the Solvay Process to you?

    L

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    sunshiine
    sunshiine

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I will need to change my wording I guess. Any suggestions?
    Sunshiine

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    bajablue
    bajablue

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Personally, I think your wording "I didn't have to use harsh chemicals" is perfectly acceptable.

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    sunshiine
    sunshiine

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for your input bajablue! He was referring to the title I had before. I changed it after he made the comment. Have a great evening!
    Sunshiine

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    MsJan
    MsJan

    8 years ago on Introduction

    So so glad to see someone else knows how to clean without adding more toxic products to our earth. I only use peroxide, baking soda, and vinegars mainly for cleaning. People should do a web search for uses of vinegar. There is tons of ideas and this is a way cheaper and safer way to go. A Healthy Home Has No Smell.

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    sunshiine
    sunshiine

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment! More and more people are using natural products! Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Sunshiine

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    MsJan
    MsJan

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Not enough have realized what those toxic products can do to us. Hope the word gets out and people learn more about the products they are buying. Was nice you took time to reply. :-)

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    sunshiine
    sunshiine

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    This is catching on actually! Thanks for sharing! Have a great night!
    Sunshiine

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    praise_song
    praise_song

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Your sink looks fabulous! Great job!
    I'm going to try this method on my fiberglass shower stall.... it gets a brown stain around the lower edge, due to hard water, body oils, soap scum, etc. I do use baking soda for lots of stuff, but the mixture of baking soda AND peroxide (which is a bleach!) just might do the trick. For me, the hard part is the instruction to "wait 15 minutes". I like results NOW! haha!

    Also: I use alcohol in a 32-oz. spray bottle (very inexpensive). It deodorizes and sanitizes stuff ... counter tops after dealing w/ raw poultry, sinks, glass ware, crystal, removes carpet stains, removes smell of cat barf or other pet accidents, etc....it's great stuff! Just thought I'd throw that in; you can add it to your list of household cleaning products. Vinegar is another really great cleaning product, that is inexpensive and highly effective!

    Thanks for the great instructable!

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    sunshiine
    sunshiine

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I hope it will work for you! Have a splendorous day! Sunshiine

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    pecospearl
    pecospearl

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Maybe the preferred word would be harmful. Baking soda is a very benign and natural product with so many uses as you have proven once more. Your sink looks great!