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Maintaining a Vintage Sink does not have to be complicated and it is pretty straightforward. Here are five methods you can use to maintain your Vintage sink.
Learning How to Maintain a Vintage Sink is not only easy but will become part of your daily routine when cleaning your kitchen. However, you need to know that you should never use abrasive cleaners that can scratch your sink. Those scratches become magnets for grease, soap scum, and dirt. You will scratch and damage your Vintage sink. All you need is some mild cleanser & a scrub brush.
Your kitchen sink takes a beating daily. You want to maintain your Vintage sink to keep looking its best. It’s crucial to maintain your Vintage sink daily to keep it from water stain buildup.
If your Vintage sink comes in contact with coffee, acidic foods such as tomatoes and sauces, it is essential to clean your sink soon after to keep it from yellowing or staining. You want to make sure you never want to allow acids to sit in your sink.
How to Clean and Maintain a Vintage Sink?
Here are four remedies that you can try t see what works best for you.
- I find that the Bar Keepers Friend cleanser works best. It is mild & non-abrasive. Wet your sink, Sprinkle a layer of cleanser & let it sit for a minute or two. Next, take a scrub brush & work in circles around your sink. Lastely, rinse & dry in areas around the faucet. Be sure to never want water to sit around the faucet as it could cause it to rust.
- A commonly used item such as Baking Soda for cleaning and you may have already had this on hand can do a fine job. Sprinkle and use a scrub brush to clean—Rinse & dry.
- To help get rid of grease buildup, use two tablespoons of Dawn dish soap & a gallon of hot water and use a non-abrasive sponge and wash your sink the towel dry when done.
- If you want to whiten your vintage sink, with laying paper towels in the sink and pour undiluted bleach over the paper towels until it is soaked. Let it sit for about 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse well & towel dry. Meanwhile, you not only just whiten your sink, but it’s also disinfected. Fyi: make sure the area is well ventilated!
- Creating a paste using vinegar & baking soda helps rid of tough stains. Mix 2 tbs of baking soda & add just enough vinegar to create a paste (consistency of tartar sauce). Use a clean towel or your fingers & rub the solution on the stain & let it sit for 15 minutes. Next, take a non-abrasive sponge and work the stain out. Rinse & towel dry. Repeat for tougher stains.
Can you use brillo pads?
You will find that brillo pads can do a really good job with most surfaces, however, It is not recommended as it will scratch your Vintage sink.
How often Should a Vintage Sink be cleaned?
You will want to clean your sink daily to reduce the buildup of grease and dirt.
These methods do not only work on Vintage sinks, but they are great for tubs, bathroom sinks, toilet & kitchen sinks.
Have you tried any of the methods for maintaining your Vintage sink? Let me know in the comments below.
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We’re getting ready to redo our kitchen and I’m really wanting a vintage sink. I’ll be saving this for when I need it. Thank you!