It would seem that there is something special about what to wash a ceramic sink with. Its surface is smooth, dirt is not eaten away, rinsed with water, and clean. In fact, the composition of ceramics includes granite chips. Thanks to it, the material has some porosity. Food residues, microbes, and dirt accumulate in these pores. It is impossible to wash all this with just a stream of water. It is necessary to use detergents.

The ceramic sink should be cleaned regularly to prevent plaque from forming on the surface of the ceramic, which prevents detergents from penetrating deep into the pores.

How to wash a ceramic sink

What cannot be used to clean a ceramic sink

As a rule, ceramic products are covered with glaze on the outside to reduce their porosity. If sharp knives, brushes with metal bristles or abrasives are used for cleaning, scratches will appear on the glaze. The dirt that penetrated through them will be impossible to clean at all.

If the porcelain stoneware is artificial, you need to be careful with the use of ammonia and acids. When buying, it is necessary to consult with what it can be cleaned.

Of all acids, formic acid is the most dangerous for porcelain stoneware. It destroys the seams.

Removal of lime scale

Water in most regions of our country is very hard, so after its use, lime scale remains on plumbing equipment. To remove it from a ceramic sink, use the following means:

  • Chlorine-containing compositions can be used once a week. To do this, the drain hole is closed, hot water with the agent is poured into the sink for 20-30 minutes. After that, the solution is drained, and the sink is rinsed.
  • Bleach for laundry can be used once every 2 weeks. Before use, it is diluted with water, the amount of which is three times more. For convenience, the solution can be poured into a sprayer, spread over the surface of the ceramic sink and left overnight. Wash the sink with running water.
  • Lime scale is well cleaned with acid (do not use for artificial ceramics). In the household, it can be citric acid or vinegar. It can be sprayed from the atomizer for 3 minutes and rinse the sink with water. If the plaque has not been washed off in some area, apply a cloth dipped in vinegar to it for 15 minutes. You can wash a ceramic iron in this way .
  • Add denatured alcohol to 200 ml of water. 1 teaspoon of ammonia is enough. Spray the solution and wash with warm water after 10 minutes.

Removal of rust stains

To avoid contamination of the snow-white ceramic sink with rust, it makes sense to change the old faucet. If the stain has already appeared, common improvised means will help wash it off:

  • Prepare a mixture of equal amounts of hydrogen peroxide and ammonia. Apply the composition to the rust with a sponge or apply a cloth soaked in the solution. After 10 minutes, rinse the sink.
  • Spray Coca-Cola, Pepsi or other carbonated water on the stain, rinse the ceramic sink after an hour.

If the rust stain has faded, but has not completely disappeared, it means that the rust has penetrated deep into the ceramic surface. You can try to wash the sink using a soft brush after applying one of the above compositions.

how to clean a ceramic sink

Removing stains from tea and coffee

Do you like tea or coffee, pour the leftovers into the sink and not immediately rinse it? Then get ready for brown stains to appear on the ceramic surface over time:

  • The most reliable means to wash away tea or coffee deposits is baking soda or fine salt. You need to be careful when using it, as salt is abrasive. Wet the powder a little until it forms a paste (in the case of salt, it should dissolve well), leave for 10-15 minutes, then rub with a soft sponge and rinse. The plaque will disappear.
  • A chlorine-containing cleaning agent will also quickly deal with plaque. It is better if it is gel, as the liquid product drains quickly. Apply the cleaning agent to the surface of the sink for 5 minutes, rub with a washcloth and rinse. There will be no trace of tea stains.
  • Crushed chalk works well with coffee stains. Crush the chalk, mix it with water until it forms a paste, spread it on the surface of the ceramic sink, leave it for half an hour. Wash with soapy water.

Therefore, it is easy to wash ceramics. However, if this is done in a timely manner, the task of cleaning becomes much more difficult. This should be explained to the household members so that everyone who washes the dishes also washes the sink, and then wipes it dry with paper towels.

How to wash a ceramic sink