How To Clean Plastic Sink In A RV And Get Rid Of Stains

Beginner Info, Kitchen, Sink

How To Clean Plastic Sink In RVs And Get Rid Of Stains
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Unlike other sinks, plastic counterparts face loads and loads of challenges when it comes to cleaning them.

In general, plastic kitchen sinks are porous so the probability of them picking specks of dirt is huge.

Unfortunately, most of the plastic sinks are either cream-colored or white so stains are more visible.

However, the good news is, cleaning them can be easy and less time-consuming ONLY IF you’re ready to follow the steps and methods that we would be discussing in a while.

Whether your plastic sink is present in RV or any other place including the kitchen, the methods that we’re gonna discuss in a while will do the trick for you.

Does it make sense?

Beginner’s Friendly Methods to Clean a Plastic Kitchen Sink In RVs

Though there are quite a few effective ways of cleaning a plastic sink still we would be discussing only three of them which have shown good results in the past when it comes to cleaning an RV plastic kitchen sink.

In most cases, any of these methods will do the trick for your RV plastic sink.

Nonetheless, if some of these methods don’t give you the desired result then, in that case, you can rinse off your plastic sink, allow it to dry fully, and then try another method.

So, without any further ado, let’s begin…

Vinegar & Baking Soda

Combining vinegar with baking soda can give you an extraordinary result.

And, the best part is, the solution is natural and will not impact your RV sink adversely.

When mixed in an appropriate quantity, the solution produces bubbles that play a crucial role in loosening stains from the surface of your RV sink.

Hence, the stain can be easily scrubbed away.

On top of it, vinegar comes with natural cleaning & anti-bacterial properties, and as a result, your sink looks & smells enticing.

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Materials needed:

  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Sponge
  • Dish detergent
  • Hot water

Step 1

First and foremost, you need to be handy with the aforementioned list of items.

Secondly, plug the sink drain.

Sprinkle a thick layer of baking soda both on the bottom as well as sides of your RV sink but before that make sure your sink is dry.

Step 2

In this step, you need to pour the vinegar into your RV sink.

Then, take a soft sponge and wet it with vinegar.

Finally, wipe the downsides of your RV plastic sink.

Expedite the process in such a way that vinegar is mixed with baking soda.

Well, the combination should immediately foam up.

Leave the solution for at least an hour in order to achieve an optimum result.

If you’ve got a scarcity of time, then, in that case, you can leave the solution to settle down for NOT less than 30 minutes.

Step 3

Take the stopper out of your RV sink and allow the vinegar & baking soda mixture to drain.

Moreover, you should run hot water to rinse out any residue.

Pour liquid dish detergent onto the sponge and then wipe down the surface of your plastic RV sink.

Then, rinse with hot water.

Trust me, the stain will easily come out.

I’ve personally tried these methods and the end result blew up my mind.

Denture Tablets

The denture tablet has the ability to remove stains from false teeth and hence can be used for both plastic & acrylic sinks.

Once you apply these tablets to your RV plastic sink, slowly and gradually, the stains will be released.

So, all you need to do is to wipe away your sink softly so that scratches can be avoided.

On top of it, denture tablets are equipped with a brightening agent that will leave your sink looking light & bright.

Materials needed:

  • Denture tablets
  • Hot water
  • Sponge
  • Liquid dish detergent

Step 1

First and foremost, you need to drop in the denture tablets.

To begin with, plug the sink drain and gather the aforementioned list of materials in order to prevent any last-minute misadventure.

Fill your RV plastic sink with clean water and drop in at least 10 denture tablets.

As soon as you will drop the tablets into the water they will start fizzing.

Refrain from increasing or decreasing the number of tablets drastically else you might not get the desired result.

If you’re interested in deep cleaning then allow the tablets to settle for at least 12 to 18 hours so that they can do the work perfectly.

In case you’ve got a scarcity of time, then allow the tablets to settle at least for an hour and then do the needful.

Step 2

Monitor your RV plastic sink from time to time.

Once the fizzing has completely subsided, all you need to do is to pull the stopper and drain your plastic sink, it’s as simple as that.

Step 3

In case some residue of the tablet is left at the bottom and sides of your plastic sink then take a soft cloth or a sponge and wipe them out before they get dried and become difficult to clean.

As mentioned earlier also, the fizzing action of the denture tablet would’ve removed or loosened any stains that were present on your RV sink.

Make sure to wipe these stains away at the earliest.

In case, you’re not satisfied with the end result that you got post wiping your plastic RV sink and want a completely clean sink, then, in that case, you can wipe your plastic sink down with dish detergent.

Afterward, rinse & dry your RV plastic sink.

Chemical Scrubs

Well, chemical scrubs are perhaps the best method to deal with nasty stains, specks of dirt, debris, etc.

The aforementioned methods mostly involves household ingredients for lifting stains from your white plastic RV sink.

However, if you’re NOT satisfied with the end result then you can definitely try chemical scrubs.

We at recommend using cleansers that contain substances such as oxalic acid, bleach, or even calcium carbonate.

These substances are known to remove stains quickly from your RV white plastic sink.

If needed do some additional scrubbing.

Materials needed:

  • Store-bought cleaning agents containing ingredients such as oxalic acid, calcium carbonate, or bleach
  • Non-abrasive sponge or rag
  • Hot water

Step 1

Irrespective of whether you’re using cleaners for the first time or you’ve been using them for years, make sure you don’t SKIP the instructions label.

If you’re planning to combine cleaning agents then ensure that all the safety precautions have been well taken care of.

To begin with, your RV plastic sink must be completely dry.

Even a slightly wet sink can hamper the end result.

Well, if you’re using a powdered cleaner make sure to sprinkle a thick layer in the nooks & corners in order to reap maximum benefits.

On the other hand, if you’re using a liquid cleaner, make sure to spray it thoroughly on the inside of your sink as well as wherever it is needed.

Step 2

Allow the cleaner to settle down.

Using a non-abrasive sponge or a rag, scrub your sink.

You’ll soon observe the stains getting lifted.

For the best result, you can also apply elbow grease.

Keep scrubbing till you achieve the desired result.

Step 3

Now, it’s time to rinse your sink so that the residue can be removed.

Use warm water for a better result.

Finally, use a soft towel to dry your sink or you can even air dry it, totally depending upon your preference.

Why Should You Clean Your RV Plastic Sink Daily?

Frankly speaking, you should regularly clean & properly maintain your plastic RV sink on a day-to-day basis, and there are numerous reasons for it.

By doing so, you would be able to increase the lifespan of your RV sink.

Also, it will look new for a longer span of time.

Needless to say, one of the best ways to prevent a build-up of daily stains on your plastic sink is daily maintenance, and the best part is, it will not cost you a fortune at all.

To be honest, if you’ve got a white-colored plastic RV sink then you don’t have an option but to clean it regularly and maintain it properly because anything can cause stain over time including hard water, soap scum, grease, or food particles.

Inculcate in your daily habit to clean the sink with a mild soap solution, rinsing it off properly, and finally dry it using a towel.

In case of occurrence of a sudden stain, wipe it up immediately to prevent any last-minute misadventure.

For your information, the longer a substance sits on the porous surface of your plastic sink the more difficult it becomes to remove it.

Even after the daily cleaning of your RV sink shows some stains then you don’t have an option but to go for deeper cleaning which involves chemicals.

Wrap Up

First and foremost, I would like to thank you for being with us till the end.

We’ve tried to the best of our capabilities to come up with an idiosyncratic superlative piece of information on the best ways to clean a plastic RV sink.

And, in case, you liked our effort and want to appreciate us then please do share this post with like-minded people and the ones who are searching for it.

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Cutting long-story-short, all the steps and methods that we’ve discussed in this post are worth considering.

We’ve recommended these methods to our clients and the feedback that we’ve received so far is positive & enticing.

With regular cleaning & proper maintenance, you can NOT ONLY enhance your RV plastic sink lifespan but also prevent staining, and degradation in its look & feel.

That’s all, as of now :):)

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