It does not matter if you have a rustic, traditional or contemporary kitchen because black kitchen sinks can fit in perfectly regardless of the décor. These black sinks look exceptionally elegant and sophisticated when they are brand new but of course, you have to do your job in ensuring that your sinks remain black.
You do not want the overall outlook of your kitchen to be destroyed over time simply because you did not maintain its color. On the other hand, being a busy modern homemaker, you will definitely not want to spend all your free time cleaning your black kitchen sinks! Do not worry because it is really not a difficult task even if you are trying to make your old black sink look brand new again. All you need to do is to apply the following 4 tips.
1. The first thing you should do after you have bought your black kitchen sink is to check if there is a manual included in the purchase. There will usually be a manual that tells you how to clean up your black sink in order to maintain its color so you should follow the tips there for your daily cleaning task.
2. Some people tend to scrub their sinks with hard brushes in an attempt to remove the stains. This is something you should avoid doing as it will only damage your polished sinks. To avoid situations where the stains are difficult to remove, you should make it a point to wash off the stains everyday because it is very difficult to remove old stains. With regular maintenance, you should only use detergents that are mild and not harmful to the sinks. For cleaning, use only sponge that are not hard as well as cleaning cloth that are soft.
3. You should remove all stains immediately with bleach. However, take note not to pour the bleach directly onto your black sink. Instead, you could use a large wet towel and place on the bottom of the sink. Then pour in the bleach and allow it to sip through to get to the sink. Leave the towel on the stains for at least half an hour or even up to a few hours if needed. Once the stains have come off, you can then wash your sink with your usual mild detergent.
4. If you find that there are scratch marks on your black sink, you could also carry out step 3 above to remove them. However, to avoid going through all these trouble, you can simply be more careful when you are using the sink, such as not place sharp items on the sink and you will not get the ugly scratches.
All in all, black kitchen sinks are an ideal choice if you want a classy looking sink to match the rest of your elegant looking kitchen. However, you will have to do your part in maintaining its cleanliness and you will not end up with a dirty and ugly sink. As you have read above, ensuring that your sink is clean and black is not hard but you will have to do your job everyday.