How to clean a resin sink naturally?
I remember hesitating between a stainless steel sink and a resin sink when building the house. My choice finally fell on stainless steel, although I love the “look” of resin sinks.
Nevertheless, I propose in this article several tips and tricks to help you maintain, restore and clean a resin sink.
1. Clean a resin sink with the Clay Stone
A first natural trick that works really well for cleaning, degreasing and shining a resin sink is the clay stone.
- Soak a soft cloth or better still a sponge and lather with the white stone.
- Scrub with circular movements the inside of the resin sink.
- Rinse with water to finish cleaning the sink.
The clay stone is particularly effective in removing rings and whitish stains that can form in a black colored resin sink.
- Cleans and degreases the resin.
- Naturally cleans all surfaces.
- Does not scratch the resin, but rather protects it.
2. Shine a resin sink with black soap
Another natural cleaner to always have at home is black soap, especially since it is very effective in cleaning resin sinks. Black or white, black soap is ideal for cleaning resin.
- Soak a sponge and pour a few drops of black soap.
- Scrub and clean the entire resin surface with this natural soap.
- Rinse with water and repeat as needed on “more” stubborn stains.
Although normally a few drops will suffice, for a heavily soiled resin sink feel free to add a little more black soap to the sponge for a thorough cleaning.
- Natural home cleaner.
- Multi-purpose cleaner.
- For sinks, tiles, windows, worktops, etc.
3. Clean the resin with a lemon or lemon juice
Lemon is a grandma’s trick that seems to work really well for cleaning different surfaces, including white resin.
- Cut a lemon into 2 pieces and scrub the sides of the sink.
- Repeat with the other half lemon and rinse to finish.
You can of course also use a sponge with lemon juice to clean the walls of your resin sink. On the other hand, it is not recommended to use lemon juice on black resin, only on the walls of a white sink.
Once the resin sink has been cleaned, it is important to protect it to prevent it from losing its shine quickly.
The resin sink is not immune to lime stains and other stubborn stains that are difficult to remove. Here is a trick to protect it:
- Scrub all sides of the sink with a sponge and turpentine.
- Then rinse the walls and repeat a few times during the year to protect your sink well.
It is also possible to use an edible oil to protect the resin from limestone and other stubborn stains.
5. Be careful not to damage your resin sink
Finally, it is important to take certain precautions to avoid damaging the resin and the color of your kitchen sink.
Here are some practical tips for properly maintaining your sink:
- Beware of boiling water: The resin does not support boiling liquids well. So wait a few minutes before pouring the still too hot cooking water into your sink.
- Never use bleach: It is strongly advised not to use bleach to detach and clean the resin, but also any other surface of the house.
- Be careful with baking soda: Indeed, although baking soda is effective in removing stubborn stains, such as lime stains, I do not recommend that you use it on resin. You risk scratching the surface.
- lemon and vinegar: For a black resin sink, it is strongly advised not to use lemon juice and white vinegar for cleaning. You risk discoloring the black resin.