How do I clean my 22 year old stained sink?


What can I use to clean sink that will not eat it up?

  7 answers
  • Amanda Amanda on Aug 31, 2018

    Have you tried liquid comet and a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser!? Works wonders!!!

  • Try Barkeepers Friend. Chances are the original finish has been scrubbed off.

  • ☘️ TxBella ☘️ TxBella on Aug 31, 2018

    Hi “Tab” I’m going to assume your sink is porcelain since it’s that old. I found a recipe online that may help you .

    It specifically states to stay away from acidic cleansers like comet and vinegar.


  • Judy Judy on Sep 01, 2018

    I just fill my sink with cool water and pour in some bleach. Let it sit for an hour or so and then empty. I have been doing this for years and have not ruined my old sink yet

  • Destpete4 Destpete4 on Sep 01, 2018

    Try baking soda and peroxide. Pour baking soda and then peroxide over it some times I let it set for a while and others I will scrubbing.

  • Joni Pickering Joni Pickering on Sep 01, 2018

    I use barkeepers friend in the can not the liquid and a magic eraser.

  • Patti Nicholas Patti Nicholas on Sep 01, 2018

    Stop using comet on anything. I’m guessing you have a porcelain sink and not a Stainless Steel sink, but in either case the method is similar. If you choose to use the baking soda and peroxide, make it better and more powerful by making a paste of baking soda and Castile soap (I use this one apply a nice layer to the surface with a sponge and let it sit a while. You can even leave for work and finish when you get home. So if the paste is dry, dampen it slightly and scrub to get it foaming again, then start spraying hydrogen peroxide onto the surface (just take a cleaned spray nozzle from an old squirt bottle like your plant mister and screw it onto the hp bottle, keep the hp in a dark bottle to retain its efficacy). As you spray the hydrogen peroxide scrub with the sponge. It will take just a few quick minutes to see a difference, rinse well and be sure to dry with a clean cloth. If you choose to use Barkeepers Friend (, I only recommend the powder, not the liquid or spray. This works incredibly well on Stainless Steel. Always wet the surface first then sprinkle the powder and scrub with a sponge. This is a more difficult residue to rinse off but it will also polish your chrome fixtures beautifully. So rinse well and when you think it’s perfectly clean, rinse again. Then buff dry. To keep staining at bay, always rinse your sink, especially if pouring out coffee, tea, tomato or citrus products. And don’t let soapy water (or clear water) sit for any length of time.