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The Lost Art of Cleaning Porcelain Sinks and Bathtubs

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Porcelain sinks and bathtubs should be cleaned very carefully. Porcelain is a very durable material. However, by using the wrong products to clean it you risk damaging the surface. Avoid using abrasive domestic cleaners such as scouring powder, as well as products with high acidic content such as white vinegar. Always choose to start with gentle products. Then you can apply more powerful cleaning agents. Here you can find the best steps you can take to maintain your porcelain sinks and bathtubs clean.


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1)    Start by using gentle dishwashing soap

As mentioned, start by using gentle house cleaning products. Use dishwashing soap for weekly cleaning. Mix it with hot water and use a soft sponge or rag to gently scrub the porcelain sink or bathtub. It is a good idea to use soap that contains a grease cutting agent.


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2)    Use baking soda if you need an abrasive mixture for tough stains

If your sink or tub needs to be cleaned with a more abrasive home cleaner, you can use baking soda. It is abrasive but still gentle and mild to the porcelain surface. Mix the baking soda with warm water and apply the mixture to the most stained areas using a non-abrasive sponge. Gently scrub the porcelain surface.


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3)    Use salt and lemon for the deepest stains

Salt and lemon are great house cleaners as they are cheap and can be found in any home. If you are struggling with removing deep-set or even rust stains from your porcelain sink or bathtub, sprinkle some salt over the stained area. Then take half a lemon and squeeze some of the lemon juice over the salt. Use a piece of clothing to gently scrub the mixture of salt and lemon. If the stains are really tough and don’t come out easily, leave the mixture to sit over the stains for an hour.


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4)    Add more shine to your sinks or tubs

Do you think that your sink isn’t shiny enough? You can take a few easy steps in order to fix that. Use a few drops of lemon essential oil to rub the sides of the sink or tub. Use a clean rag. Lemon oil will add more shine to the porcelain surfaces. It will also keep the surface clean and nice-smelling for longer!


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These are 4 very useful cleaning methods which can help you get rid of even the hardest stains from your porcelain sinks or bathtubs. Some simple products like baking soda, salt and lemon can be turned into very helpful domestic cleaners. Stain removal can be made cheap and very safe for you and your whole family. It is a good idea to test some of the product you are about to use on a small area first so that you are completely sure that the method is safe and won’t have any adverse effects on the porcelain surface. Domestic cleaning can be simple and still efficient. You just need to use the right products. Don’t go for the most expensive home cleaning products that you can find in the local stores. There are lots of natural products that you can easily find in your home. They are as effective as the products you can buy. However, they are safe for you and your family so you won’t have to worry that your kids are at home while you are dealing with stains on your porcelain surfaces. Save yourself all the stress and worries. Use simple and harmless products such as baking soda, salt and lemon to keep your home clean and tidy.

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