Disinfecting Common Surfaces

How To Properly Clean Porcelain

Over time porcelain is prone to stains that can detract from its usual bright white look, so it’s important to know how to look after it properly, as well as cleaning it with the right chemicals so that no damage is done.

Bathroom with porcelain sink and toilet

The term porcelain refers to a wide range of ceramic products that have been baked at high temp to get vitreous or glassy qualities. Some things are made of porcelain, and others can be made with another material such as cast iron and then coated in porcelain.


Porcelain is a common choice for everyday items in the home, from toilets to sinks, bathtubs and floor tiles. People often choose porcelain in the bathroom (or kitchen) because it is stylish, waterproof and cost-effective

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How to clean a porcelain toilet


Many toilets around the world are created with porcelain, often because this material can be easily cleaned and does not corrode. You can read our full guide on how to clean your toilet here, which includes inside the bowl and the outer exterior as well as how to remove stains from porcelain bowls.

Read More About How to Clean a Toilet


How to clean your porcelain sink


If you’re looking for how to clean your porcelain sink, you’ll likely want to use something that will not only remove dust and grime but help to whiten it, too.

Read More About How to Clean a Sink



How to clean your porcelain bathtub


Porcelain enamel bathtubs (with a porcelain coating) are often a popular choice of bathtub. It’s important to clean your porcelain bathtub with products that will not only get it looking squeaky clean and shiny, but will not do damage to the material.

Read More About How to Clean a Bathtub

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How to clean porcelain tiles


It’s important When it comes to cleaning your porcelain tiles, help keep a healthier home top to bottom with Lysol® Clean & Fresh Multi-Surface Cleaner. It can be used on hard, non-porous surfaces such as porcelain and will provide long lasting freshness throughout your home:


For general cleaning

  1. Use full-strength or dilute ¼ cup per (2 fl. oz.) per gallon of warm water.
  2. Apply to surface until thoroughly wet.
  3. Wipe with a clean cloth, sponge, or mop.

To sanitize/disinfect

  1. Pre-clean surface
  2. Use full strength or dilute 1 fl.oz. with 5 fl.oz. of warm water.
  3. Apply to surface with cloth, sponge, mop or trigger spray until thoroughly wet.
  4. To sanitize, leave for 60 seconds before wiping
  5. To disinfect, leave for 6 minutes before wiping


To remove stains from porcelain floors


Lysol® Clean & Fresh Multi-Surface Cleaner can be used directly on stains for spot cleaning or diluted in water for use on large surfaces like floors.


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


Give your porcelain the best chance of looking good and lasting its course by using the correct cleaning methods and products with Lysol®.