How to remove aluminum marks from a porcelain sink

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How to remove aluminum marks from a porcelain sink
Removing aluminium marks from a porcelain sink is easy. (kitchen sink image by jedphoto from

Porcelain sinks are attractive and durable, making them a popular option in many homes. Aluminium pots or pans often leave silver-grey stains on porcelain sinks. To remove these marks, you must use a cleaning solution that is safe for the porcelain, yet strong enough to remove the aluminium marks.

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Things you need

  • Water
  • Baking soda
  • Glass cleaner
  • Washcloth
  • Oxygen bleach

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  1. 1

    Dampen the sink with water, and sprinkle a light dusting of baking soda over the aluminium marks. The water will help the baking soda adhere to the sink.

  2. 2

    Scrub the marks with a washcloth and rinse the sink.

  3. 3

    Spray glass cleaner onto the sink, if any marks remain. Wipe clean with a washcloth, and repeat several times until the marks show no signs of improvement.

  4. 4

    Fill the sink with enough hot water to submerge the aluminium marks.

  5. 5

    Pour oxygen bleach into the water, using 2 tbsp per gallon of water used.

  6. 6

    Scrub the stains with the washcloth once more and repeat until all aluminium marks are removed.

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