How to Clean a Black Acrylic Kitchen Sink

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How To Clean A Black Acrylic Kitchen Sink
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It goes without saying that a black sink not only adds value to your kitchen but also beautifies it.

However, it is equally important to understand that a black acrylic kitchen sink needs extra care and proper maintenance so that it can serve you effortlessly for years to come.

So, how to clean a black acrylic kitchen sink effortlessly?

As compared to porcelain or even metal kitchen sinks, an acrylic counterpart is BETTER at resisting cracking and corrosion.

On the contrary, acrylic kitchen sinks are more prone to scratching & staining.

As time progresses, specks of dirt, grime can easily collect in these small scratches if not cleaned and maintained properly.

Also, lack of cleanliness and maintenance can dull the finish of your black acrylic kitchen sink.

As compared to a white kitchen sink, a black counterpart is better at highlighting imperfections so you need to make sure that your sink doesn’t possess any such loopholes.

Are you wondering what should I use to clean a black acrylic sink?

If that is the case, then stay with us till the end as we would be discussing the nuts & bolts of a black acrylic sink in terms of cleanliness & maintenance.

Trust me, this guide is equipped with almost all the essential information that you might be needing irrespective of whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional.

How To Clean A Black Acrylic Kitchen Sink

There are quite a few unique methods that you can use to clean your black acrylic kitchen sink.

All the methods that we’re gonna discuss are easy to expedite even though you’re a beginner you’ll not face any difficulty.

We’ve provided you with a couple of methods so that if one doesn’t work for you then the rest will do the needful for you.

However, we recommend rinsing your kitchen sink before switching from one method to another.

Most importantly, avoid mixing certain materials as they can do more harm than good to you.

Vinegar & Water Spray

Vinegar is a non-toxic cleaner with microbial properties that can leave your sink smelling fresh.

Since it is acidic so I recommend diluting it in water so it is not concentrated.

List of materials that you would be needing:

  • Empty spray bottle
  • White vinegar
  • Sponge or rag
  • Hot water
  • Essential oils (optional)

Step 1

First thing first, make sure your sink is dry before you expedite step 1.

In case your sink isn’t dry then towel your sink dry so that it is ready to receive the full effect of the vinegar mixture.

Prepare a mixture of vinegar & water in a ratio of 1:2.

Always remember the percentage of water should be almost twice that of vinegar.

If that isn’t the case, then the outcome may not be as per your expectation.

Furthermore, we recommend adding a couple of drops of lemon or orange as they will improve the smell of the mixture.

Step 2

Spray the mixture in the nook & corner of your sink in the best possible way that you could.

In simple words, all sides should be visible wet.

Allow the solution to settle down for at least 15 minutes so that even the stubborn stains are well taken care of.

Step 3

Once you’re done with the aforementioned steps, the next thing that needs to be done is to drain and rinse the sink.

The process is simple and newbie-friendly.

All you need to do is to wet the rag or sponge whatever is easily accessible and wipe down all sides of your sink.

If needed, scrub your sink so that even the toughest of stains can be cleared.

Well, if the end result isn’t as per your expectation then you can dry out your sink and try a second treatment.

You can repeat the steps till the time you’ve NOT reached a point wherein you’re satisfied with the final outcome.

Don’t worry about your acrylic kitchen sink surface as vinegar is a natural element and doesn’t have any side effects.

Diluted Bleach Soak

It goes without saying that bleach is the go-to kitchen cleaner.

The thing that I really adore about bleach is its ability to disinfect and remove harmful bacteria and viruses from your kitchen.

Of course, it removes stains easily and quickly.

Unlike other sinks, an acrylic black kitchen sink cannot be lightened or stained by bleach as its surface isn’t dyed black rather is made by pouring into molds and is pigmented before the sink is set.

However, we do recommend our clients should check for the instructions mentioned by the manufacturer related to specific warnings.

At the same time, you should never combine vinegar and bleach.

Well, the chemical reaction of these combined products creates a toxic gas that could be harmful if breathed in.

You might be wondering, what if I’ve recently used vinegar for cleaning my sink?

Well, in that case, rinse your sink thoroughly with hot water & allow it to air dry before using bleach and vice-versa.

Materials needed:

  • Chlorine bleach
  • Hot water
  • Sponge
  • Gloves

Step 1

This method requires a well-ventilated room.

We recommend opening the window as well as turning ON the exhaust fan in order to reap maximum benefits out of this step.

The first thing that you need to do is to place a stopper in your sink drain.

Then, enhance your safety by wearing gloves and goggles.

Fill your black acrylic kitchen sink with warm water and pour bleach in a 1:10 ratio.

In simple words, one part of bleach should be mixed with 9 parts of water.

We recommend using one cup of bleach per gallon of water for optimum benefits.

You need to check your sink’s dimensions to know the gallons of water it is capable of holding.

And, adjust the bleach and water ratio accordingly.

Nonetheless, if the proportion of bleach is more than the recommended one then it may do more harm than good so you need to be very careful while preparing the solution.

Step 2

Apply the diluted bleach to your black acrylic sink and allow it to settle for at least an hour or so in order to get optimum results.

Even though you’ve got a scarcity of time make sure the diluted bleach applied on your kitchen sink surface isn’t disturbed for at least 15 minutes if NOT MORE.

Post that you need to pull the sink plug and allow it to drain.

Step 3

Now, it’s time to wipe your sink down with a rag or a sponge whichever is easily accessible.

I’m damn sure your sink would be looking sparkling new buy this time.

If that isn’t the case, then you MUST repeat the aforementioned steps.

Furthermore, if needed give your sink an all-over wipe-down with clean water in such a way that all the nooks & corners are covered.

Finally, allow air-drying.

Rubbing Alcohol Wipe-Down

Rubbing alcohol is nothing but Isopropyl alcohol and is definitely an effective method for cleaning an acrylic black kitchen sink.

Not only does the alcohol lift away the stain but also unhealthy bacteria and viruses.

Materials needed:

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Sponge or rag (non-abrasive)
  • Hot water

Step 1

The good thing about rubbing alcohol is that it is completely harmless.

However, we recommend reading the instructions that come with the alcohol in order to prevent any last-minute misadventure.

First and foremost, you need to take your rag or sponge whichever is easily accessible, and dampen it with water.

Then, pour a cap of rubbing alcohol directly onto the sponge.

When choosing a rag or a sponge make sure it is soft and free from abrasive material.

A rag consisting of abrasive material can lead to scratching on your acrylic sink.

Step 2

This step is quite easy, simple, and less time-consuming.

All you need to do is to apply elbow grease.

You need to scrub your sink surface effectively.

The only problem that I face with rubbing alcohol is it evaporates quickly so you need to put some extra effort in order to reap maximum benefits out of this step.

Step 3

Now, it’s time to rinse out your sink and dry it using a towel.

As said earlier, rubbing alcohol will dry as soon as you’ll apply it.

If you’re among those who hate its smell, then the best thing that you can do is to try rinsing your sink with plain water afterward.

Also, make sure you’ve squeezed your sponge before putting it away.

After rinsing your sink properly make sure you’re drying it properly with the help of a dry towel.

How to Prevent Stains & Marks on Your Acrylic Black Kitchen Sink?

Needless to say, cleaning and maintaining properly your acrylic black kitchen sink can increase its lifespan multifold.

We at totally believe in the proverb, prevention is better than cure.

It’s a known fact that every day our kitchen sink comes in contact with a wide range of materials including cooking grease, soap cum, etc.

So, in order to minimize the damage caused by such materials, you need to follow the daily maintenance routine.

Make a habit to rub down your sink daily with mild detergent so that it gets free from debris, specks of dirt, food particles, etc.

If needed, scrub your sink with a rag or a soft sponge till the time it becomes free from stains.

Furthermore, if you’re planning to use strong drain cleaners or other abrasive materials then make sure they don’t remain in contact with your sink for a longer duration else they may do more harm than good.

In fact, most black acrylic kitchen sinks come with a sealed or resin finish that can be hampered by harsh chemicals so you need to make sure such a blunder doesn’t happen.

It’s always a good practice to check the instructions mentioned by your manufacturer regarding what chemicals can be used on your kitchen sink.

Also, make sure that you don’t use abrasive sponges such as steel wool as it may cause scratches on your sink.

Unfortunately, the development of micro-scratches can degrade your sink’s finish and create dull spots.

And, such spots are stains’ favorite as they love to settle there.

Wrap Up

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

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Cutting long-story-short, by following the steps and methods mentioned in this post, you would be able to get rid of stains, specks of dirt, debris, food particles, etc from your black acrylic kitchen sink.

In order to keep your kitchen sink looking new, you must clean it on a day-to-day basis using a mild soap solution.

Last but not least, never apply harsh chemicals to your sink as they can do more bad than good.

That’s all, as of now:):)

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