Synthetic resin sinks are very trendy and bring the charm and elegance of modernity and design to the kitchen. Made from a mixture of different resins or acrylic materials with granite, they have the advantage of being robust and resistant to dirt, shocks and high temperatures exceeding 180°C. They thus have all the ideal characteristics of a sink, except for one detail: we do not know how to clean it effectively without risking either damaging it, leaving whitish marks or discoloring it. Before embarking on an analysis of the products in the cleaning department of your supermarket, here are some simple and effective tips to help you.
To clean a resin sink, you can opt for “special resin” commercial household products. However, more natural and/or less expensive products can do just fine. Because the kitchen sink is used constantly during the day, it is essential to ensure that it is cleaned correctly with a non-aggressive product that will restore all its splendor and shine.
1 – Baking soda
Should we still detail all its virtues as they are known and recognized? Bicarbonate is the essential product for your interior, and for your exterior as well. Sprinkle a little on your damp sink bottom and pass a soft sponge over it. If necessary, use a toothbrush to reach the angles to be cleaned. Then be sure to rinse your sink with clean water and wipe it with a microfiber cloth.
2 – White vinegar
Difficult to mention baking soda without mentioning its sidekick white vinegar. Considered essential for organic maintenance, it is applied mixed with water in equal proportions, using a soft sponge. Everything must be rinsed with clean water and dried with a microfiber cloth to avoid discoloration of the resin sink.
3 – Lemon
The youngest of the winning trio, the lemon should be used sparingly to degrease and sanitize your sink. Also, avoid applying it pure to avoid the risk of permanently discoloring the tray, and rinse with clean water afterwards.
4 – Dishwashing detergent
Against grease stains, it’s the first product you think of, isn’t it? Well, applied with a soft sponge, it will be perfect for removing grease and dry elements clinging to your sink, without the risk of damaging it. Remember to rinse it well with clear water after application so that it cannot leave a white trace.
5 – The window product
Odd ? However, it is an excellent anti-fingerprint with a shiny effect. In the case of a sink stained with limestone, it will be your best ally. Ideally, rather than spraying it directly on the sink, instead soak a cloth and rub gently on the walls.
6 – Household alcohol
You can use it to clean your resin sink, as long as it is diluted with equal parts water. It is ideal for removing the most stubborn stains and sanitizing the sink, but should not be used pure. You can also dust the grease stains with talcum powder or flour and let them absorb the fat. Then pass your sponge soaked in diluted household alcohol and rinse without waiting too long.
7 – The clay stone
It is a 100% natural cleaner that will restore your sink to its full shine. Soak a non-abrasive clay stone sponge and gently scrub the sides of the sink, then rinse with clean water.
8 – Black soap
A real revolution in household cleaning, black soap is very effective against accumulated and stubborn grease and dirt. Two drops of black soap on a damp sponge, rubbing on the walls of your sink and you’re done.
9 – The elixir of youth
Also called essence of turpentine, it will allow your sink to regain all its brilliance. Applied with a damp sponge, make sure to rinse your sink thoroughly with clean water afterwards. Vigilance is still required on this product which can be toxic to your health if not rinsed properly.
10 – Edible oil
If it will not act to degrease the sink _ one will easily suspect it _ it can be applied as a protective waterproofing film by preventing residues from attaching to the walls. For information straight from Grandma’s recipe book, it also works very well with a skin care cream.
Say goodbye to harsh detergents
Although their effectiveness can hardly be doubted, detergents are rather inadvisable both for their environmental and health harmfulness. By this we mean bleach or this type of aggressive product for surfaces. In general, you should avoid using any pure product on your resin sink, even the one that seems to you to be the most natural, white vinegar type for example. It is better to dilute your detergent in a little water, rinse with clear water after cleaning and dry the sink with a microfiber cloth; this to avoid the appearance of white marks. Similarly, abrasive sponges should be avoided, firstly because they could scratch your sink, but also because they would only scratch and therefore embed grease and dirt instead of removing them.