I have a beautiful new Pegasus composite sink (80% granite) that has
unfortunately been used for the last month as a "utility sink" (my
fault) for cleaning paint rollers and brushes. Some of the rollers and
brushes sat in the bottom long enough to leave dried latex paint in the
bottom. The larger blobs of paint have come off with very little
effort but there are some "thinner" stains that appear to have gotten
into the pores of the sink (thought this was nonporous?). I have had
SOME success scrubbing with a scotch-brite type of cleaning pad and
some baking soda as recommended by one website. However the stains
have not completely come off yet. Is this a case where more
elbow-grease is required and they'll come off with time and more
effort, or will scrubbing harder damage the sink? I've read various
pieces of information that lead me to believe I should be careful how I
scrub this sink and not to use abrasive cleaners or steel wool.
Pegasus does not have a website that I've been able to locate anywhere,
so I thought I'd ask here.
Thanks in advance,
Soon-to-be-named-mud (if I can't figure out how to get this clean)
yep, several websites suggested (along with their own solid-surface
cleaning products of course):
50/50 bleach/water soak - this did nothing to the stains
scrubbing with baking soda and scotch-brite - this so far has had the
most effect on the stains. I wet the baking soda and made a paste that
I rubbed onto the sink and let dry then scrubbed off with the
scotch-brite pad. It did remove some of the stain just not all of it.
It looks like repeating this is working and is slowly removing the
stain a little bit at a time, but I wonder what damage could I be doing
to the sink and is there a better way to clean this?
Try a product called ..Bar Keepers Friend... its sold at most grocery
stores, you should be able to find it where they sell cleaning products like
scouring powders. Very inexpensive, its used to clean tile,copper ,brass
ect, really cleans up my corning wear baking dishes, I also had a nasty ball
point pin ink stain on my wash machine, nothing but this stuff would clean
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