How can I remove the scratches from my black porcelain sink???

by Carol Darlington
(Greensboro, NC)

After 8 years of wear and tear, my beautiful black porcelain double sink is loaded with scratches! I have tried
Polishing, rubbing, waxing and nothing works. In fact, the smaller side of the sink is slightly discolored
From a plastic mat placed on the bottom to protect it from scratching. What a joke! Now it is discolored!
Would you recommend a professional or do you have another idea?

Thanks for your help! I sure appreciate it.



Hello Carol, It sounds as though you really have a problem on your hands. If your sink is as bad as you say, you are definitely going to need a professional to come in and resurface the sink.
If you choose to remove the scratches yourself, here is what you will need to do.
1. Call the manufacturer of the sink to see if they sell a kit for removing the scratches, if they do, then purchase the kit from them. They will be able to match the color. if you need to buy the kit at a home repair store, then be sure to buy a shade lighter, because it will blend better with the color you have.
2. Follow the directions on the kit exactly, and you should be just fine.

The discoloration of your sink because of your mats is another problem. Generally today all mats have microbial bactera fighting agents in the mats, and staining doesn't happen. However if the mats are left alone and not cleaned on a regular basis, you can create bacteria underneath them that will cause staining problems.
You can stop that by adding hot water to your sink at the end of every day, adding a capful of bleach along with a few drops of liquid detergent. add your mats, your dish rags, and sponges and let them sit over night. in the morning remove the water ring out the rags and use them to wip your counter tops, the soaking will remove the bacteria.
best regards Richard Happy Cleaning

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