How to clean a sink made of artificial stone 🥝 how to wash, how to clean plaque

Recently, sinks made of artificial stone have become deservedly in demand in our market. But before decorating with such a detail, it will not be out of place to know how to clean and wash the sink made of artificial stone (light, black, white).

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What are the advantages of a stone sink?

To explain such a high popularity of stone washing is simple: they are moisture resistant, durable, resistant to high temperatures and chemical reagents. Artificial stone has a homogeneous structure and is made from a variety of mineral components with impurities of resin and dyes. It is resistant to ultraviolet, it has good hygiene and a dense uniform structure. Subject to the following rules and tips for caring for the sink, you can keep its original appearance long and easy, without unnecessary worries. Read more about the design and features of this material and plumbing from it in the article"Sinks for kitchen made of artificial stone".

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Precautions - how to wash a stone sink?

Do not expose artificial stone to the direct effects of such substances:

  • acetone;
  • substances containing methylene chloride;
  • paint thinners;
  • substances for cleaning metal and furnaces;
  • substances containing methylene chloride;
  • acid cleaning agents.

If any of the listed components gets into your sink, rinse with plenty of hot water and soap. If you also have a countertop made of such material, or you are just planning to install it, then the information abouthow to polish an artificial stone countertop!


The effect of high temperatures on artificial stone products

To avoid damage:

  • Do not place pans or pans that were just removed from the stove on the sink;
  • Do not lay connected or recently operating heating appliances;
  • do not pour boiling water into the sink, turn on cold water first;
  • use protective supports for pots;
  • Avoid temperature extremes.


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Daily care - how to clean an artificial stone sink?

Artificial stone is a very dense material, unable to absorb foreign particles. It is easy to care for him, following these recommendations:

  1. Remove excess items and food debris from the sink.
  2. Use soap or detergent.
  3. Take a soft rag or sponge.
  4. Lather and wipe the surface.
  5. Rinse with warm water.


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Removing stubborn stains

Persistent stains occur with irregular care. Before cleaning an artificial stone sink with such damage, prepare suitable materials and products.

To eliminate and prevent persistent stains, it is recommended:

  1. Once a week, use a solution of water with bleach.
    • fill the sink with a solution;
    • let it brew for 20 minutes;
    • rinse with warm water;
    • wipe dry.
  2. Treat the sink once every two weeks with household bleach:
    • prepare the mixture: one part of water and three parts of bleach;
    • process from a spray bottle;
    • leave for a couple of hours or overnight (but no more than 16 hours);
    • rinse with warm water;
    • wipe dry after washing.



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What else can wash a stone sink?

Also, such tools will help you:

  • Pemolux type powder (for safety, moisten it to a paste consistency);
  • labeled cleaning products for composites;
  • special preparations for cleaning artificial stone;
  • special gels, tablets;
  • abrasive products: "Comet", "Cillit", "Cif".

Apply means with an abrasive washcloth in a circular motion. Leave for a while. At the end, rinse several times with warm water.


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How to get rid of limescale on a stone sink?

Quickly and safely remove limescale will help:

  • special cleaners for composite stone;
  • washing solutions for biological cleaning;
  • vinegar solution 2%.

Rules for working with cleaners:

  1. Apply a solution or paste to a wet sink.
  2. Leave on for a few minutes.
  3. Rinse off with water.


To work with solutions for biological cleaning, you need a different scheme:

  1. Fill the sink to the brim with a biological solution.
  2. Leave it all night.
  3. Wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth in the morning until any residual solution is removed.

To work with vinegar, follow the following procedure:

  1. Wet the sponge with a little vinegar.
  2. Rub in the desired place for no more than two to three minutes.
  3. Rinse with plenty of water.
  4. Wipe dry.
  5. Disinfect the surface of an artificial stone sink.


Disinfectants suitable for stone processing:

  1. Powders and gels containing chlorine.
    • apply a small amount to a washcloth:
    • wipe the sink;
    • rinse with water.
  2. Special disinfectant solutions:
    • apply from a spray gun;
    • leave for 30 minutes;
    • rinse with water.
  3. Bleach:
    • a quarter fill the sink with water;
    • pour 2-3 cups of bleach;
    • rinse well with the resulting liquid;
    • leave for 20 minutes;
    • rinse thoroughly with plenty of water.


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How to clean a sink made of artificial stone without chemicals?

You will need such tools:

  1. Mustard Powder. He degreases. Suitable for daily cleaning.
  2. Lemon. Displays coffee, wine and tea traces. May go as a complement to a detergent.
  3. Soda. It is similar in action to lemon. Before use, dilute with water using a paste.



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How to restore the attractiveness of the wash surface?

Artificial stone is a very practical material, but you need to know:

  • minor damage is usually easy to repair;
  • Do not attempt to repair serious damage yourself;
  • Contact specially trained people or your suppliers.

Read more about our site aboutartificial stone careso that your home is always beautiful and cozy!


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How to extend the life of the sink?

Sinks made of artificial stone are installed in rooms with not very favorable conditions - in the kitchen and in the bathroom or in the adjacent bathroom. Therefore, in order to exclude quick damage to the surface and maintain the attractiveness of the entire interior for a long time, be sure to follow simple rules for surface care:

  1. Do not use the sink as a cutting board.
  2. Avoid strong impacts on the surface of the sink.
  3. Avoid temperature differences.
  4. Such material does not tolerate the use of aggressive chemicals.
  5. Remove contamination in time.
  6. To avoid salt and lime deposits, always wipe the surface of the sink dry.
  7. Use a soft abrasive paste to restore the original gloss.

And we will tell you interesting ideas for the use of artificial stone in the interior.

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