Today I am going to share with you a quick cleaning tip that is going to change your life.

I am going to show you How to Clean a Porcelain Sink.

This is an awesome tutorial of how to clean a porcelain sink.


Where the heck is the kitchen tour?

What do you want me to tell you?

Last Friday I was taking pictures and I noticed that the kitchen looked incomplete.

So, I decided to add a back splash!



Today all I have left is to do a few touch ups and hopefully by Wednesday I can give you a tour.

 Be patient! We are almost there!


Now, as part of our kitchen makeover we contemplated the idea of replacing our old porcelain sink.

We love our sink. It is huge, it has a lot of character but after having our home rented out for two years

we found it stained BADLY.




I tried different ways to clean it and I came up with one that brought it back to pure white again.

It took me three steps and just a few minutes to complete the process.

 { Come on! Pretend you are excited!}



If you have a porcelain sink the first thing you want to do is to  wash it with dish soup

or dishwasher detergent using a sponge and warm water.



When we moved into our house as you could see the sink was in pretty bad shape so dishwasher detergent worked better for me.

After you are done, rinse it thoroughly.

This is how our sink looked after this step.

A lot better… but far from perfect.



Spray bleach or a bleach product all over the sink. 


Let the bleach sit for a few minutes while you try to wash off the little bit of bleach that went on your shirt.

Darn it!

I hate when that happens.

Gently give a general scrub all over and rinse thoroughly again.

After this step the yellowish color was gone but the black stains were still there.





I used this product.

I love this stuff.

You can find it at Lowes or Home Depot over in the cleaning aisle.

The bottle cost around $5.00.

Shake it well and apply a small amount directly on the areas where you see stains.

I like to scrub those areas in a circular motion… I don’t know what this liquid has but you’ll see the stains disappear before your eyes.

 Check this OUT!


look at the before and after pictures…

 Shut The Front Door!


One more!


There you have it… a perfectly clean porcelain sink!


Amazing! Huh! 

Do you have any cleaning tips of your own?

If you do please share them with me! 

Happy Monday Sunshines!




Hi there! After years of working in interior design, I fueled my passion for DIY into my own little corner dedicated to creativity. I am grateful that blogging has given me the opportunity to do what I love and share my passion for transforming, creating and reinventing with our readers.

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118 Responses to How to clean a Porcelain Sink.

  1. Janette says:

    I LOVE Bar Keepers Friend. I use the powdered cleaner all the time on my sink. If you can’t get it in your country, you could use Cream of Tartar, but Bar Keepers Friend is much cheaper. And Baking Soda is not made up of Oxalic Acid. They are totally different chemicals. If I get rust stains on my concrete patio, it gets them out. It is also great for cleaning copper cookware.

  2. Jennifer says:

    The bleach will eventually, if not already eat through the enamel seal on the porcelain, which will cause further staining in the future. This works great but I use a non-toxic version in one bottle! Took me forever, I tried EVERYTHING to get mine white and then it dawned on me! I used Tub & Tile by Melaleuca! It is actually their bathroom cleaner, so it’s amazing at bleaching out white. And as a bonus, it doesn’t bleach my clothes! It’s only $5.69 for a bottle of concentration that makes 6 spray bottles, if you are a Melaleuca customer. If you want to know more, I’d be happy to give you some info! I was on the verge of pulling out the sink and putting in a stainless one! Just in the nick of time!s

  3. Beth P. says:

    I don’t mean to be a nerd, but BKF is oxalic acid. It is in baking soda, but not at the same potency as BKF. It does have a bleaching effect…which is obvious by your pictures. I’ve seen Martha use it to clean and restore wood. It is a gentle cleanser, would be a good choice before moving on to harsh chemicals in that application.
    That being said…beautiful sink!

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