How do I remove this discoloration from this stainless steel sink?


How do I remove this discoloration from the stainless steel sink? I previously asked this question, I tried everything that was suggested baking soda, vinegar, Mr. clean Magic eraser, Clorox cleanup, and barkeepers friend. This is why it still looks like does anyone have any clue how to clean this stainless steel sink?

  12 answers
  • Allison Allison on Oct 07, 2019

    There's a product called Hope's Perfect Sink. I use it on my antique porcelain sink and it does a good job. It is made for stainless, removes stains and polishes to protect. I believe I purchased it at Lowes. It may take more than one application, with elbow grease, but once it's done, it's done. I highly doubt it will do much for the scratches, it's not a filler. They will be less visible, though. Give it a go. I can feel your frustration, so I hope this works for you.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 07, 2019

    Hi there,

    I have never seen anything quite like that on a sink, but wonder if it could have been caused by Paint stripper or some sort of an acid. My advice would be to send a photo and ask a kitchen sink supplier or company (Customer Service or Technical Support) if they could be of some help to you. Sorry I can't be of anymore help than that.

    • DEBBIE DEBBIE on Oct 07, 2019

      Well thank you very much for trying, I appreciate your input.

  • Pamela Pamela on Oct 07, 2019

    Hi ! Have you tried regular brillo ? Also do you know what caused the discoloration ?

  • Vita Vita on Oct 07, 2019

    Wow everything I would have suggested.

    Only thing I would add Boiling Water maybe that would open the pores and get into the surface better.

    Good Luck.

  • Connie Connie on Oct 07, 2019

    Have you tried a cleaner for Stainless Steel? We got WEIMAN STAINLESS STEEL cleaner & polish

    • DEBBIE DEBBIE on Oct 07, 2019

      No I have not tried a cleaner/polish, But I will get some and try it. Thank you

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Oct 07, 2019

    Rubbing Alcohol

    • DEBBIE DEBBIE on Oct 07, 2019

      No I have not tried alcohol, but I will try it. Thank you

  • William William on Oct 08, 2019

    Try what other Hometalkers did.

    • DEBBIE DEBBIE on Oct 08, 2019

      I have tried everything in your post except Zep stainless steel cleaner, and as you can see from the pictures it is still not Spot free. Thank you so much for your input.

  • Beth Beth on Oct 12, 2019

    Bar Keepers cleaner available in Canadian Tire cleans s/s really well. It comes in a powder or in a cream. I use it on my pot and pans.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Jan 17, 2020

    If you didn’t get the results you expected yet, I would use wet-or-dry sandpaper at 1000 grit, wet.

    Rub the direction of the factory finish and rinse the paper & sink as you go.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Apr 01, 2022

    1. Pour Vinegar on the Surface. Pour a little white vinegar or apple cider vinegar onto the stained surface. ...
    2. Let Sit. Let it sit for a few minutes; the gentle acid in the vinegar may lift out the stains. ...
    3. Rub Stain in the Direction of the Grain. ...
    4. Rinse and Towel Dry.

  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 06, 2024

    Mix half a cup of baking soda and a squirt or two of liquid dish soap to create a thick paste. Scoop up the paste with a microfiber cloth or another soft cloth and then rub it on the stain, moving back and forth in the same directions as the grain in the metal.J