must avoid harsh cleaners like bleach or ones that contain ammonia.
These black sinks are notorious for showing white/grey marks thanks to limescale and everyday use.
Here are our TOP TIPS and remedies that you can use to help.
- You can easily purchase a granite and marble cleaner online from companies like Method, who make eco cleaners, or Kilrock.
- You can also try a homemade concoction of bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar.
Make a paste with the bicarb and vinegar (so not too much liquid) and gently scrub the sink with a non abrasive cloth so you don't scratch the surface. Try using a micro fibre cloth and after use rinse the sink very well so you don't leave any of the vinegar paste on the surface as it can etch the granite.
The key then is to buff the sink dry. You should do this after every use, to avoid the limescale and scum build up. Boring but necessary!
We have heard of people then using an oil like an olive oil or mineral oil to buff their sinks back to a lovely shine after a deeper clean.
There is no need to replace the sink if yours is in a bad way but if you live in a hard water area, you will have to stay on top of drying it after each use and doing a deep clean once a week to avoid the greying look.
Hope this helps you keep your black sink in tip top condition or gives you a little more insight into caring for one if you are thinking about it as an addition to your new kitchen.
Wayne and Steph
The DIY Doers