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Author Topic: Making your old kitchen sink look brand spanking new  (Read 2688 times)
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« on: June 26, 2015, 12:25:37 pm »

Our kitchen is old, very old. We have half a farm in our yard, and I brew beer, and it's enough to say that over the years the kitchen sink has taken some punishment. I found a recipe for making a sink look new, and decided to give it a go. Here is the results

You will need
1. Some bicarbonate of soda (Baking soda)
2. Vinegar
3. The peel of an orange or lemon
4. Olive oil
5. A sponge
6. Paper Kitchen Towels


Firstly, you have to clean the sink like you normally would, get all the dirt and grime off, and clean the plug hole if there's bits of food stuck in there.
This is what the sink looked like after the initial cleaning.
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2015, 12:29:58 pm »

Sprinkle the entire sink with baking soda. Using a soft sponge, rub the sink with the baking soda.

Although the website had me believe that only light rubbing is needed, I had to use a bit of force to get rid of the more stubborn brown marks you can see in the photo above.
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2015, 12:31:53 pm »

Rinse the sink with vinegar. The vinegar will bubble and fizz. I used my spray bottle of vinegar, it made the job easier.
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2015, 12:34:23 pm »

Rub lightly with the sponge, then rinse the sink with water.
Rub the sink with the peel of an orange or lemon. This helps deodorize the sink, while helping the sink to keeps its new shine.
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2015, 12:36:41 pm »

Almost there. Buff the sink with a few drops of olive oil and a paper towel.
I finished off by using the spray bottle of vinegar one last time.

The end result.

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