How To Remove Metal Scratches From Porcelain Sink

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How To Remove Metal Scratches From Porcelain Sink
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So, how to remove metal scratches from a Porcelain sink in a quick and easy way.

Let’s find out…

Trust me, even though you’re best at cleaning your porcelain sink, you can’t negate the probability of it getting metal marks or other scratches, right?

Well, if you’re like me who have struggled with the scratches, marks, specks of dirt, debris, etc on his porcelain sink then stay with us as we would be discussing the simple and quick hacks that will not only give you mind-boggling results but will also consume very less of your time.

Does it make sense?

To be honest, a porcelain sink is known for its robustness and durability so just for a few marks, deep or swallow on it, you don’t have to even think of replacing the old one with a new one.

In case, you’ve got a scarcity of time then the best thing that you can do is to hire a professional sink repair service and it will do the trick for you.

At the same time, if you’re a price-sensitive user and are NOT willing to spend money on a professional service then you must learn the tricks and techniques that will help you in getting rid of the metal scratches from your porcelain sink.

Moreover, you’ll have to understand what materials are good for your porcelain sink and what is NOT.

Also, you need to follow that industry best practices when it comes to cleaning a porcelain sink.

Enough of the JAGRAN, isn’t it?

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

How To Remove Metal Scratches From Porcelain Sink | Beginner’s Guide

Frankly speaking, there are quite a few tricks, hacks, and techniques that will give you superlative results when it comes to removing metal scratches from your Porcelain sink.

Sounds, great?

Nonetheless, for the best results, you just need to work methodically, and I’m making such a claim based on my past experience and knowledge.

One of the main culprits for scratches is none other than the use of abrasive materials for cleaning a porcelain sink.

Before we dive deep into the steps and methods, I would humbly request you to be ready with a pumice stone, baking soda, and most importantly, a drain plug in case, your sink doesn’t have one.

Are we on the same page?

Plug Drain Hole

First thing first, you need to plug the drain hole into your porcelain sink because in the next step you would be filling your sink with ample water.

Make sure it is securely situated in order to prevent any last-minute misadventure, as well as the drain plug, doesn’t become dislodged in the entire process.

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Fill Your Porcelain Sink With Water

Once you’ve correctly plugged the drain hole with a drain plug, the next thing you need to do is to fill the sink with water in such a way that your sink is quarterly filled.

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Buff Top and Sides with Pumice Stone

This is perhaps the most important step and so I request you to pay special attention as doing it wrong or not properly can do more BAD than good.

Use your pumice stone on the metal marks present inside or anywhere on the surface of the sink.

You need to start from the marks and nicks on the top and sides of the sink in order to achieve an optimum result.

Make sure not to scrub hardly or fastly, rather follow the methodical approach.

Firstly, you need to dip the pumice stone in the water present in your sink and then buff it in the direction of the metal scratches with a back and forth movement.

For the best result, do it slowly and gradually.

Soon, you’ll see the metal marks getting disappeared.

Remove the Plug

Once you’re done with buffing away scratches on the top and side of your porcelain sink, allow the water to let go from the sink.

Make sure you’ve removed the drain plug before moving on to the next step.

Buff Bottom with Pumice Stone

Once your porcelain sink is empty of the water check for the metal marks on the side and top of the sink.

If some metal marks are STILL present redo the aforementioned steps.

In order to remove the metal scratches from the bottom of your sink, you need to follow the same steps as mentioned above.

Of course, you’ve to use pumice stone for buffing the bottom of your porcelain sink.

Always, the movement should be back and forth in the direction of the metalmark.

Keep scrubbing with the pumice stone till the time metal scratches disappear.

Make sure to keep the movement slow and gradual.

Use Baking Soda

Let’s say you had 20 metal marks on your porcelain sink.

Out of 20, only a few nasty marks still remain even after expediting the aforementioned steps, so you must try another method that we’re gonna discuss in a while.

So, keep reading…

To be precise, you can take the help of baking soda for removing the left nasty metal scratches.

Sounds, good?

The good news is, removing metal scratches using baking soda is quick, simple, easy, and most importantly, less time-consuming.

All you need to do is to cover nick with the baking soda.

Then, buff it in the circular motion using a rag.

Once done, rinse the leftover baking soda down the drain.

Bleach Your Porcelain Sink

So, what if, all the aforementioned methods didn’t give you a satisfactory result?

Then, in that case, you need to bleach your porcelain sink carefully because of its chemical composition.

At the same time, if you’ve already achieved the result then you can SKIP this step.

  • Make sure your sink is empty and clean
  • Plug the drain and fill your porcelain sink with warm water
  • Add a couple of cup of bleach to the warm water
  • Allow at least 6 to 8 hours for the bleach to do its work effectively – the more the time the better it is
  • The best time to expedite this process is post dinner so that you can allow the sink to settle for the whole night
  • In the morning, you can let the water out
  • The end result would be a shinner and brighter porcelain sink that is FREE from scratches and marks

How To Remove Aluminum Scuff Marks from a Porcelain Sink?

Well, if you’re using utensils made of aluminum then it may leave scuff marks on your porcelain sink.

Removing such nasty metal marks from your porcelain sink can be tedious and time-consuming if things aren’t done in the RIGHT way.

The prerequisite would be baking soda, cotton cloth/rag, and bleach.

Dampen Sink and Lay Down Baking Soda

Wet your porcelain sink slightly so that baking soda can stick properly.

Never flood your sink as it will do more bad than good.

All you need to do is to sprinkle a light layer of baking soda down over the sink.

For the best result, you need to focus on areas that have got a good concentration of scratches and metal marks.

Scrub Marks

You guessed it, RIGHT.

Now, it’s time to aluminum scrub marks.

Lay down a thin layer of baking soda on the surface of your porcelain sink using a sponge or a smooth cotton cloth.

Scrub the sink with the cloth.

Use rag when working on the marks.

Finally, rinse your porcelain sink with water.

Spray Glass Cleaner

If the outcome is satisfactory after expediting the aforementioned steps, then you don’t need to spray glass cleaner.

However, if that isn’t the case, then you need to spray the glass cleaner on the aluminum marks.

Wipe the sink clean using a sponge or a cotton cloth.

If needed, repeat the steps till the time the marks vanishes.

Fill Sink with Hot Water

Fill your porcelain sink with warm water in such a way that it completely covers the nasty aluminum scuff marks.

Pour Bleach into Water

Add bleach into the hot water present in your porcelain sink.

Make sure that you’re NOT using more than three tablespoons of bleach for every gallon of water present in your sink.

Scrub Stains Again

The last thing that you need to do is to scrub the stain.

Take the washcloth after pouring in the bleach.

Use a rag to scrub the aluminum marks.

You might need to scrub at the marks repeatedly before you remove the marks for good.

How do you get black marks off a porcelain sink?

Below is the list of things that you would be needing before expediting the cleaning process.

  • Clean sponge
  • Borax
  • Lemon juice
  • White distilled vinegar
  • Dishwashing soap

It goes without saying that a porcelain sink is a sturdy choice for both bathrooms and kitchens.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to replace your porcelain sink because of black marks.

In fact, black marks are comparatively easy to remove.

We’ve divided the entire process into three methods, each one using a separate cleaning agent.

White Distilled Vinegar

  • First thing comes first, clean and dry your porcelain sink with the help of a sponge and a dishwashing liquid soap – it will remove specks of dirt, oil layer, debris, etc
  • Dry the porcelain sink with a clean towel
  • Apply undiluted white distilled vinegar on the marks and allow it to sit down for at least 15 minutes if not more
  • Use a non-abrasive sponge to scrub the black marks
  • Rinse with fresh water and you’re done

The probability is very high that you’ll get rid of the black spots but if that isn’t the case, then you need to apply Ammonia in the way that we’re gonna discuss now.


  • With the help of a smooth cloth/sponge and a dishwashing liquid soap clean and dry your porcelain sink
  • If needed, use a clean towel or rag for drying purpose
  • Mix one teaspoon of Amonia in one gallon of warm water
  • Use a sponge for scrubbing black marks present on your porcelain sink
  • Once you’ve completed the scrubbing process, all you need to do is to RINSE well with fresh warm water

However, if black marks or stain STILL persists then you need to try the BORAX method.


  • Use a sponge and a dishwashing liquid soap for cleaning your porcelain sink
  • Dry with using a clean and soft towel
  • Mix one cup of borax and half cup of lemon juice, make sure you’re using real one and NOT the flavored one :):)
  • Once the paste of borax and lemon juice is prepared, apply it on the black marks
  • Allow it to sit for ten minutes
  • Scrub porcelain stain with a sponge
  • Rinse well with water and dry with a clean towel

I’m sure that by following the aforementioned steps, you would be able to get rid of black marks from your porcelain sink.

Wrapping Up | How To Remove Metal Scratches From Porcelain Sink

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