Asked on Nov 14, 2014

Bathroom Sink Stains

Jackie
by Jackie
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These are cigarette burns someone did before I moved in. How can I get rid of them?
q how get rid of cigarette burns in a bathroom sink, bathroom ideas, cleaning tips
  14 answers
  • Jackie Webb Jackie Webb on Nov 14, 2014
    had a similar problem and the only thing i found was to gently sand it off then polish with a car wax. be carefull not to scratch the rest of the basin.

  • Kathy Winning Kathy Winning on Nov 14, 2014
    file with finger nail file

  • Christina Webber Christina Webber on Nov 14, 2014
    If your sink is enamel over cast iron, try making a paste from Comet or Bar Keepers Friend. Let the paste soak for a little while, then SCRUB! My favorite scrubbing pads, of all time are the green pads made by 3M (I cannot live without these!). Just keep repeating until stains are gone. If your sink is of the molded type, be careful as this is easy to scratch. But, you can purchase the new scrubbing pads that are specifically made for no scratching, as well as cleaning powders. Good luck! :-)

  • Chris aka monkey Chris aka monkey on Nov 14, 2014
    @Jackie comet with bleach and scrub scrub scrub xx

  • Glenda Hayward Glenda Hayward on Nov 14, 2014
    If they are just stains. Sprinkle Bicarbonate of Soda over the marks then add white vingar, it will bubble. Leave for a while then rub off. Even works for yellow water stains on the bath and basin.

  • Gladys Rhoads Gladys Rhoads on Nov 15, 2014
    those are my go to first items. unplugs drains cleans drains and freshens up refs. and the counter tops, boils of lime stains from toilet or sinks or any container you had water sitting in and the water evaporated leaving the lime residue so many other things it helps and I use vinegar to take soap from my clothes (does not leave smell) I buy them in the gallon or larger size if you have a food boil over sprinkle baking soda on it the put on the vinegar on and watch it boil loose. Always remember the open baking soda next to the stove to put out any fire.

  • Teresa Schultz Teresa Schultz on Nov 18, 2014
    Mr Clean Magic Erasers work wonderful, depending on how deep the burn is!

    • Glenda Smith Glenda Smith on Sep 26, 2016
      Those Magic Erasers helped fade the cigarette stain on my tub to a much smaller stain but it won't completely go away. Perhaps I should try harder..........

  • Adrian Adrian on Jan 11, 2015
    I've never been able to remove these types of stains sadly. Sanding may be the only hope but keep in mind the are will be a little rough and attract staining in the future.

    • Laura Williams-May Laura Williams-May on Dec 12, 2016
      Pardon but comet is too abrasive, it will remove porcelain. I had an old tub from the 20's that was practically uncleanable and Bon Ami did it. it polishes rather than abrades

  • Judy Judy on Jan 11, 2015
    What kind of sink do you have? if it's enamel or porcelain you can use cleanser (like Comet) but if it's the one piece molded sink & counter top kind cleanser will scratch it & I suspect you're stuck with the burns.

    • Laura Williams-May Laura Williams-May on Dec 12, 2016
      Pardon but comet is too abrasive, it will remove porcelain. I had an old tub from the 20's that was practically uncleanable and Bon Ami did it. it polishes rather than abrades

  • Leanne Leanne on Jun 04, 2015
    I just used an SOS pad and most of the nicoteen marks came off pretty well

  • Khm11910838 Khm11910838 on Nov 22, 2016
    Pumice Stones

  • Shawna Bailey Shawna Bailey on Dec 04, 2016
    If for some reason the really can't come off I just used a great product called rust-oleum tub and tile to paint a sink and shower that I thought we had to get rid of.

  • Laura Williams-May Laura Williams-May on Dec 12, 2016
    Pardon but comet and other scrubbing powders are too abrasive, it will remove porcelian. I had an old tub from the 20's that was practically uncleanable and Bon Ami did it. it polishes rather than abrades

  • Mary Mary on Dec 23, 2016
    can I use lime away