Help, how do I restore my stained non cast iron sink?


I have brown stains that will not come out with bleach.

q help how do i restore my stained non cast iron sink
q help how do i restore my stained non cast iron sink
  6 answers
  • 51634151716 51634151716 on Sep 26, 2018

    When I have stains and bleach doesn't work, I always go for the "Whink", (Rust Stain Remover) before I give up. After using I let set a few minutes then I rinse the entire sink with water.

    • Jeanne Jeanne on Sep 26, 2018

      I have never heard of this product. I will try it, great frustration with my sink always looking bad . tnx

  • Carolinagal Carolinagal on Sep 26, 2018

    Thanks, but I tried it but it did not work. Any other ideas?

  • Em Em on Sep 26, 2018

    Another person with your issue suggested two things. One, powdered Barkeepers friend, not the liquid and this: Another method that works is a mixture of Cream of Tarter and Vinegar or equal parts of Cream of Tarter and Hydrogen Peroxide. Both work. I do like this method but it requires mixing which takes away from the easy part for me. But if I have the ingredients on hand and I am out of my favorite Bar Keepers Friend then I will make this as a backup.

  • Cor32419347 Cor32419347 on Sep 26, 2018

    There is a product called Rust B Gone. Maybe try that. Fingers crossed!

  • Oliva Oliva on Oct 07, 2018

    Baking soda and water, in a paste form applied to surface for 20 min. then scrubbed should work.

    The bleach may in fact be removing the factory finish, contributing to the problem. Products containing D-Limonene have also adversely affected finish on porcelain fixtures.

  • Robyn.reviere Robyn.reviere on Oct 09, 2018

    Use this Pumie Stick, water and some elbow grease. Works well on any porcelain surface, or vitreous china.