White composite sinks are a fantastic addition to any modern kitchen. They’re stylish, durable, and can elevate the aesthetics of your home like granite would, but they require less maintenance.
However, if you don’t clean a white composite sink properly, you may end up damaging it and they’re not exactly easy (or cheap) to replace. So today we’ll talk about how you can keep your sink in tip-top shape without much effort.
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Composite sinks are made of different elements (the name kind of gives it away, doesn’t it?). The most important of those elements are the rock (usually granite) or mineral (usually quartz) dust and acrylic resins holding it together.
A composite sink is usually more affordable than a granite or a marble one, though more expensive than a stainless steel or a porcelain one.
Thanks to the resins, composite sinks are very durable and non-porous, which means they don’t stain as easily as some of their more expensive counterparts.
The best thing to do if you want to get something over with as soon as possible is to prepare in advance. Here’s what you’ll need to clean your white composite sink:
That’s it. As you can see, cleaning your sink won’t cost you an arm and a leg. The methods I’m proposing are safe, effective, and eco-friendly. What’s not to like?
Enough talk – let’s get to the actual cleaning. Hopefully, you keep your white composite sink clean most of the time so it doesn’t require a deep clean. Put on your gloves and let’s get started.
Warm water should help loosen any dirt or grime that may have made your sink its new permanent residence. It’s also going to serve as a basis for the rest of our process.
Use a microfibre cloth and wipe your sink with warm soapy water (warm, not hot). This should be enough to deal with any residual grime or oil stains. If it doesn’t help, move on to step 3.
Put some baking soda in a bowl and add some warm water. Make a paste and apply it directly on the stains. Let it do its magic for a few minutes and rinse it with water. Repeat if needed. Use a nylon brush on the stains if they’re particularly stubborn. Dry out your sink with a soft cloth.
Cleaning can sometimes leave water stains and limescale, especially if you clean your sink often (as you should). No need to fret – it’s an easy problem to deal with. Simply mix a 1/1 solution of white vinegar and water in the spray bottle and use it on the stains. Then wipe it off with the microfibre cloth. Use a nylon brush if the stains are particularly stubborn.
Note: Never use undiluted vinegar in your white composite sink. The vinegar will strip off the coat of the sink and remove its lustre.
Many websites recommend using bleach if you want to restore the white colour of your sink. This is a terrible idea – undiluted bleach with ruin your sink. Some manufacturers recommend using a highly diluted solution but it’s difficult to get the dosage right, so I say avoid it if you can. Of course, anything you’re trying at home is at your own risk, so be mindful of the suggested methods.
Also, make sure you avoid ammonia (especially in combination with citrus cleaners). Using highly abrasive brushes or sponges can also damage your sink, so keep them away. Needless to say, steel wool is an absolute disaster when used on a composite sink.
Finally, avoid harsh cleaning products, such as oven cleaners.
It’s easier to clean a stainless steel sink than a composite one, but the good news is maintenance is about the same. The most important part is to clean your white composite sink daily and dry it after every use. This is the best way to prevent limescale and hard water stains.
If your sink begins to crack or scratch, there are special kits you can buy to fix it. They’re affordable and easy to use so you’ll be able to fill those cracks in no time.
While composite white sinks are a great addition to your home, they do need some special care to keep their lustre for longer. The good news is there are many eco-friendly ways you can use to clean your sink without breaking a sweat (or the bank). And, if you ever find yourself in a situation where cleaning seems overwhelming, you can always give us a call.
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