Asked on Sep 04, 2017

Remove yellowing on bathroom sink

Abigail Ellis
by Abigail Ellis
I'm trying to get my sink clean - I've tried bleach and cleaner wipes but nothing will get rid of the yellow staining around the edge. Anything else I can try or is it just something I have to live with?
Edit: I'm pretty sure its ceramic/porcelain-- is there a way I can check to know for sure?

  12 answers
  • D roach D roach on Sep 04, 2017

    what is your sink made of? is it acrylic or ceramic or stainless steel?

    • Abigail Ellis Abigail Ellis on Sep 04, 2017

      Ah thanks for asking. Totally thought I wrote up above. I'll fix that.

      It's ceramic/porcelain I think.

  • D roach D roach on Sep 04, 2017

    have you tried Bar Keepers Friend? Its a scouring powder that should work. If it doesn't I would say your stains are soaked in and its time for a new sink.

  • Suzi Suzi on Sep 05, 2017

    try The Works tub an tile cleaner from the dollar Store. And get the toilet cleaner while you are there. Amazing products.

  • Janice Erickson Cathcart Janice Erickson Cathcart on Sep 05, 2017

    Toilet bowl cleaner Lysol Complete it will clean the yellow away

  • Sharon Harbison Sharon Harbison on Sep 05, 2017

    Have you tried CLR cleaner or could be CRL calcium rust on line cleaner

  • LibraryKAT LibraryKAT on Sep 05, 2017

    I don't know if you'll be able to get the yellow off. My porcelain sink yellowed where the porcelain is thinly applied. It's actually showing where the sink is beginning to rust. Ours is worst by the overflow hole. I just scrub the sink and know that we'll eventually have to replace it. I guess we're lucky that the damage is where it's not really visible to the casual eye.

  • C C on Sep 05, 2017

    Soak a paper towel in vinegar, place it on your stain and let sit for a few hours (unless the sink material manufacture warns you to not use vinegar). Wipe off your stain.

  • Nancy Nancy on Sep 05, 2017

    try scrubbing with Bar Keepers.

  • Chk24902482 Chk24902482 on Sep 05, 2017

    If your sink is porcelain, then you can use Whitening Toothpaste and an old toothbrush or scratch free scubbing pad. Scrub caefully and the stains will disappear

  • Chk24902482 Chk24902482 on Sep 05, 2017

    After using the whitening toothpaste to clean the stains from the sink, Iwipe down my sink with mineral or baby oil to keep them from staining easily. Just a few drops of oil, a paper towel and wipe it down until no oil remains on the towel. I use mineral oil on all my stainless and porcelain appliances, sinks, tubs and showers. It help keep them cleaner longer and it's easy to wipe down quickly. Repeat the stain removal and/or oil cleaning as necessary.

  • Bannsidhe Bannsidhe on Sep 05, 2017

    You could also try 1/2c baking soda + 1/4c hydrogen peroxide+1 tsp dish soap. This is my go-to scrubbing cleanser. I keep mine in an opaque squeeze bottle to keep the peroxide from turning to water.

  • Helen Elaine Kerr Helen Elaine Kerr on Sep 08, 2017

    try salt and lemon I squeeze the lemon onto the salt