How to Clean a Granite Composite Sink

Durable and less expensive than natural granite, granite composite sinks are made of pressed granite stone dust and acrylic resins. In no time, a granite composite sink can look dull and streaked, so it's important to know how to clean one properly. Refrain from using full-strength bleach or cleansers with ammonia on your granite composite sink. Avoid chemical drain openers, and stick with "soft" cleaning instruments; harsh chemicals, steel wool, and abrasive sponges and brushes can do lasting damage.

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A housekeeper cleans the granite sink.

Step 1

Clean your granite composite sink daily with soapy water and a sponge or a soft nylon brush. Rinse the sink, then dry it thoroughly to prevent water spots, soap and mineral deposits from clouding the finish.

Step 2

Remove tough stains from a granite composite sink by reaching for your choice of some common household products. Spray the stains with a 50-50 mix of white vinegar and water or apply a paste made with baking soda and a little water to the stains. Rinse the sink and then wipe it dry.

Step 3

Mix a 50-50 solution of bleach and water and apply it to the most stubborn sink stains. Drench the sink with water after cleaning it. Then wipe it dry.


M.T. Wroblewski

M.T. Wroblewski

With education, health care and small business marketing as her core interests, M.T. Wroblewski has penned pieces for Woman's Day, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal and many newspapers and magazines. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University.