How to Remove Scratches From Stainless Steel Sinks
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Stainless steel sinks are a thing of true beauty. Their polished look and stain-resistant surface make them a wonderful pick for any homeowner’s kitchen.
However, over the years, stainless steel can become scratched, dulling the look of the entire sink. Rather than throwing in the proverbial towel, homeowners can tackle this problem head on, removing small scratches from the surface of the sink. Learn more about the steps to take to remove scratches from a stainless steel sink.
Tactic 1: Use Bar Keeper’s Friend
There are many products on the market that can be used to remove small scratches from a stainless steel sink. Bar Keeper’s Friend is one such powdered compound that can be found at almost any local hardware or grocery store.
For small scratches, create a paste with water and the powdered compound of choice. Aim for a consistency similar to toothpaste.
Apply the paste to the scratch and gently rub the scratched surface with a damp microfiber cloth. Do this to every small scratch and then rinse the sink.
For small scratches, this should work to buff out the blemishes.
Tactic 2: Use an Abrasive Pad
For deeper scratches, a simple cloth and compound combination might not be enough. In this case, homeowners might need to turn to an abrasive pad for cleaning. Make sure that when using an abrasive pad, the scrubbing follows the natural grain of the stainless steel sink.
Additionally, there are ready-made kits available on the market, such as Scratch-B-Gone, which contains the abrasive pads and compounds needed to work on tougher scratches.
It is also important to note that using an abrasive pad or material on a stainless steel sink is only appropriate if the sink is uncoated. Doing so to a coated sink can actually cause further damage. When in doubt, check the product manual to determine whether or not an abrasive pad can be used.
Tactic 3: Replace an Unsalvageable Sink
Finally, in some cases, a stainless steel sink has gouges, scratches, dings, and dents that are simply impossible to remove. In this case, it might be time to consider an upgrade.
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Kingston Brass makes it easy for homeowners to find a replacement sink. With numerous styles and designs available, homeowners can swap out one stainless steel sink for another, or even consider a wholly new style. Getting rid of a scratched stainless steel sink is a simple way to bring new life back into the home. Shop Kingston Brass today to find the perfect sink replacement.