How to clean a sink

How to clean a sink

What you'll need:

  • Multi-surface/general cleaning product - you can use a cream or spray for most sinks
  • A soft cloth or sponge
  • Limescale remover


  • First, rinse the sink with warm water to remove any gunk or debris around the outside
  • Apply a small quantity of cleaning product around the sink. Ensure that you're reading the label to check that the product that you're using is suitable for the sink in question
  • 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, being careful to remove all residual product
  • You may need to use a limescale remover around the sink too. If so, follow the product instructions carefully; this usually involves applying the product with a cloth and waiting a few moments, before washing away
  • 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

For more info on removing limescale, click here.