How to clean a sink

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How to clean a sink


  • Multi-surface/bathroom/kitchen cleaning product (you can use a cream or spray for most sinks)

  • A soft cloth or sponge

  • Limescale remover


  • Begin by removing any soap dishes/dispensers, toothbrush holders and anything else that's around the sink. Clean toothbrush chargers & wipe the outside of soap dispensers before placing to one side.

  • Then rinse the sink with warm water to clean the sides.

  • Apply a small quantity of cleaning product around the sink & taps. Ensure that you're reading the label to check that the product that you're using is suitable for the sink.

  • Using your cloth, work the product in. It's super important that you're using a sponge or soft cloth for this to avoid scratching the sink.

  • Using your cloth/sponge and warm water, wash away the cleaning product from the sink and taps, being careful to remove all of the residual product.

  • You may need to use a limescale remover around the sink too. Limescale can build up on the sides of the sink, around the drain & around the taps.

    Using a limescale remover normally involves spraying the product directly onto the affected area, waiting for a few moments, before wiping away and rinsing.

    If you're using a limescale remover, always read the product label carefully to make sure it's safe to use on your surfaces - these products can easily cause damage to sensitive surfaces like marble.

    For more info on removing limescale, click here.

  • Once your sink is clean, use a general cleaning product (something like Cif cream works really well!) to go over the taps too. As with the sink, leave the product to settle for a couple of minutes before washing away with a cloth and hot water. You may also need to use a limescale remover in addition to a general cleaning product.

  • Once you've wiped and washed your taps, use a dry microfibre cloth to buff to a shine.

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