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How to Clean a Bathroom Sink

You use your bathroom sink often, from brushing teeth, to washing hands and carrying out the nightly routines. And because of this, sinks can quickly accumulate bacteria as well as unpleasant stains and smells.

A clean sink in a bathroom. A pot containing toothbrushes and a liquid soap dispenser are on the rim of the sink behind  the faucet.

The good news is that by cleaning your bathroom sink often, you can make sure that the ‘big clean’ is never as bad as you think! In this article, we’ll show you how to treat your bathroom sink every day, as well as what to do for those deeper cleans.

Alternatively, Read about How to Clean your Kitchen Sink


What to use to clean a bathroom sink

There’s not a lot that you need to scrub up your bathroom sink. Simply take your bathroom cleaner of choice (we would recommend Lysol® Power Bathroom Cleaner, as well as a clean cloth – and you’re ready to go.


Best way to clean a bathroom sink

Your bathroom sink steadily sees a build-up of dirt and grime every day, so you should aim to give it a wipe down daily and a deeper clean once per week.


The daily clean

If you want to know how to keep the bathroom sink clean daily, you should always have a canister of Lysol® Disinfectant Wipes nearby. These are specially crafted so you can clean and disinfect your bathroom sink with efficacy. They eliminate 99.9% of bacteria and viruses.

The deep clean

To clean the bathroom sink and give it a brilliant shine, start by rinsing your sink with hot water to loosen any soap, dirt or grime and splash it around the sink. Next, use one of our best bathroom sink cleaners, Lysol® Power Bathroom Cleaner, with its foaming action able to take on the toughest cleaning challenges with little or no scrubbing. For the best way to clean your bathroom sink with Lysol®, simply follow these steps:

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To sanitize

Pre-clean the surface, then spray inside and outside the sink until thoroughly wet. Leave for 30 seconds before wiping away with a clean cloth.

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To disinfect

Pre-clean the surface, then spray inside and outside sink until thoroughly wet. Leave for 10 minutes before wiping away with a clean cloth.

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To clean bathroom sink faucets

Make sure that you spray around your faucets too, using the suggested tools to scrub those trickier to reach areas such as the handle and the spout.

How to clean bathroom sink stains

To remove stains from the bathroom sink, it helps to know what type of stain this is. One of the most common types of stains here is hard water, so find out how to get these stains out of the bathroom sink using Lysol® Power Bathroom Cleaner.

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How to remove stains from bathroom sink

If you have stains in your bathroom sink, this is likely the cause of hard water or limescale. To get rid of hard water stains, simply spray the surface with Lysol® Power Bathroom Cleaner until thoroughly wet. Allow the product to sit for 15-20 seconds to lift the stain before wiping clean. Repeat as many times as necessary.


How to whiten bathroom sink

If you have a white porcelain sink, you may notice dirt and stains over time. If this is the case, we would recommend Lysol® Bleach Multi-Purpose Cleaner for a powerful bathroom cleaner that cleans, disinfects and whitens.


Lysol® Bleach Multi-Purpose Cleaner: To sanitize, pre-clean the surface before spraying until thoroughly wet. Leave on for 30 seconds before wiping away. To disinfect, leave on for 5 minutes before wiping. Please note, if the vapors bother you, leave the room while the product is working.


Lysol®  Hydrogen Peroxide Bathroom Cleaner: To clean, spray the surface until thoroughly wet and wipe away with a clean cloth or sponge. To disinfect, pre-clean the surface before spraying until thoroughly wet; leave on for 10 minutes before wiping away.


Please note: Please always use Lysol® products as directed on the label.


Your bathroom sink does a lot for you, so be sure to be there for it, too. Do your daily cleans, as well as giving it a proper scrub once per week – and you’ll be left with a bathroom sink that’s clean and sparkling for you and your family.


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