Blanco composite granite sink is really practical for use and give an aesthetic appeal to your kitchen decor. Some simple cleaning in mind can bring the overall look to a new level.
Most of the composite granite sinks are pretty durable. They come with granite stone dust and acrylic resin constructions. This is known to be heat, scratches and chips resistance.
However, there are still some factors that can make your sink look dull and dirty. So, deep cleaning once in while is kind a important. Today I’ll be talking about how to clean a Blanco composite granite sink easily all by yourself.
Step by Step Deep Cleaning!
Things You Will Need!
You will need a good pair of gloves, a soft fabric, some sink cleaning solution, soft detergent, a scouring pad, mildly abrasive cleaner, and water. Also, grab some bleach and paper towel.
Wear kitchen gloves that cover up to your elbow. Be sure to pull your hair back and tie them tightly. You don’t want to face any kind of disturbance while cleaning.
Take everything out from your sink. It should be completely empty. Make sure you are getting rid of even food scraps and soft spots that are ridable. Only then you can apply deep cleaning techniques on it.
Start with Mild Cleaning!
Get some regular gentle dish detergent for this step. Anything you prefer will be good to use. Now pour a little amount on a soft fabric or washing pad. Use it to gently wipe down the surface. It should be as gentle as possible.
Now use some water to rinse the surface off. Make sure no remaining of detergent is available on its surface.
Close the Drain!
You should now shut the draining system. Fill the bowl with seventy percent water and thirty percent bleach. You can use a fewer amount of bleach depending on the quality of your surface.
Now let the solution sit for an hour. Drain the water down. Gently rub surface and rinse the area off with water. Use hot water.
Now for stains that are hard to remove, you need to scrub the area. There are different solutions available that you can use. Maybe getting one from the store will be convenient.
Make sure you read the label well. Avoid anything that comes with elements harmful for your sink material. One good idea is going through the manufacturer’s instruction beforehand.
There are also some home-made solutions as well. I’ll be writing about quite a few options in later sections. You can grab any one of these depending on the stain type.
Now simply use a solution and get some scouring pad that is soft enough. Use it to rub the area back and forth. You should follow the grain direction. This will avoid any scratches or damage to the surface. Now gradually the spot will come out. Once you are satisfied with the outcome, stop scrubbing.
Run cold water over the sink. Rinse area well before going to the final step. Make sure the mild abrasive cleaner or homemade solution is completely out from your kitchen sink’s surface. Once you are done with rinsing, grab some paper towel or dry fabric. Use it to pat dry the surface properly. It should be complete waterless.
Buffing with Oil!
Grab some olive oil or mineral oil, anything you prefer. Now pour a little amount on a paper towel or cloth. Use it to gently buff and circularly massage the surface.
This should be all even so no thick layers are formed. Pour some more if you feel the amount is not enough. Do this with gradual motions.There should be a smile on your face. The dull looking sink is all shiny now.
Whatever cleaner or solution you are using, be sure to test it out. Do this the previous day of when you are planning to deep clean it.
Use some portion of solution or cleaner on your sink’s inconspicuous parts. See how it reacts.
Also, avoid anything that sounds rough. For example, steel wool pads. Also, don’t go for harsh abrasive products. These are the main reason for permanent damage.
Different Stain Removal Solutions!
There are different solutions available for the dissimilar type of stains. However, most of them will need obvious and easy to grab materials for cleaning.
If you are dealing with really rough and stubborn stains then grab the professional product from store. These are easily available in-home improvement shops or online. The designed cleaners are meant to deal with hard stains for granite composite sinks.
Avoid harsh cleaners on granite sink by all means. It will scratch the surface and leave a permanent dullness. If by mistake you leave a scratch, get expert help and sort this out.
If you are dealing with new stains, then the work is really less. Use diluted vinegar for this. A similar portion of vinegar and water solution are best for new stains. Simply make a solution and put it on the surface for a few minutes. Scrub it gently. Rinse it off following the above method of deep cleaning.
However, for older stains, using water and baking soda paste can do wonders. You must use a soft rag and do gradual scrubbing. The spot should come off.If calcium deposit or hard water stains are the problems then it will look really dirty. There are some commercial products to use. Or you can simply try white vinegar and water solution. Mix with a similar portion ratio. Use it to cover the spot and sit for a while. Rinse and dry it off. The stains should be gone.
Cleaning a Blanco composite granite sink is easy but cautious. You must know well about what goes well with the material and what does not. Only then you can be sure of getting effective results. Hopefully, the article was helpful enough to bring you a solution. Best of luck with cleaning and shine up!