How Do You Keep a Glass Vessel Sink Clean?

You fell in love with the look and style of a glass vessel sink. Although yours have always been traditional pedestal sinks, since you made the switch, you don’t think you’ll ever look back. Your new sink is the epitome of luxury and sophistication.

The only problem is that your sink needs a cleaning, and you have no idea how to go about doing it. How do you clean a pedestal sink and how often do you need to clean it to keep it looking tidy?

Like any bathroom sink, you want to make it at least a weekly habit of cleaning your sink. For everyday cleaning, you can use water, a microfiber cloth or a very soft sponge, and a mild detergent.

Combine the water and detergent into a bowl of water and stir until you see suds. Then dunk the microfiber cloth or sponge in and go over the entirety of the vessel sink. Don’t forget to clean the rim and the sides of the sink as far down as you can go.

Be careful as you clean. There’s no need for a heavy-handed approach here, and you always want to take your time as well.

When your glass vessel sink looks spotless, take another sponge or microfiber cloth, dip that in a separate basin of water, and remove any residue of the detergent from the vessel sink on both the outside and the inside.

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To dry the glass vessel sink, use a clean, dry microfiber cloth. Rub each side of the sink facing the same direction to prevent a streaky finish that will mar the beauty of your glass vessel sink.

What about in instances where the sink is stained? What can you do then?

Hard water stains can frequently affect bathroom and kitchen stains alike. As we discussed in another recent blog post, hard water stains are caused by mineral deposits such as magnesium and calcium.

The easiest way to prevent future instances of hard water stains is to use a filter that softens the water.

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You can also use lemon juice or white vinegar, one part, and then one part distilled water.

Let the mixture sit for at least five minutes and then scour at any remaining hard water stains using a soft sponge or a microfiber cloth.

Although it’s tempting, you should never use abrasive cleaners or scrubbers to remove hard water stains from a glass vessel sink. Scouring pads, stainless steel scrubbers, and the like can leave fine scratches in the glass, as can harsh cleaners.

Glass doesn’t really stain other than hard water deposits, so there shouldn’t ever be the need for anything heavy-duty to keep your glass vessel sink clean.