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How to Clean a Farmhouse Sink?

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Bocchi Sapphire Blue Farmhouse Sink | The Sink BoutiqueSparkling clean Bocchi Fireclay Farmhouse Sink in Sapphire Blue

General Tips for Cleaning a Farmhouse Sink

Cleaning and maintaining a farmhouse sink is easy and very simple. Here are some general care and cleaning tips for all types of materials be it a fireclay, copper, stone or stainless steel sink:


  1. Clean daily with a mild cleaner and warm water. We recommend using natural ingredients that will not harm your sink or the planet. A simple mild solution of baking soda + vinegar or eco dish soap + water is all you need.
  2. Wipe surfaces clean with a soft brush, sponge or cloth.
  3. Keep the sink free of standing water to prevent buildup from the mineral deposit. A mild vinegar + water solution can be used to clean any mineral deposits.
  4. For deep cleaning or stubborn stains, you may use Bar Keepers Friend or Bon Ami. Always rinse the sink with water after using a cleaning solution and wipe dry.
  5. Use the manufacturer recommended cleaning products. Here is a list for you to consider:
    • Fantastik Antibacterial Heavy Duty
    • Astonish - Over and Cookware Cleaner
    • Formula 409 Antibacterial AllPurpose
    • Green Works All-Purpose
    • Soft Scrub Gel with Bleach
    • Soft Scrub Lemon Cleanser
    • Bar Keepers Friend (for rust removal)
    • Super Iron Out Rust Stain Remover (for rust removal)


  1. Use abrasive chemical cleaners as they can dull and scratch the surface. If you have cleaners, always test your cleaning solutions on an inconspicuous area before applying it to the entire surface.
  2. Use paint removers, oven cleaners, or aggressive chemical solutions to clean sink surfaces.
  3. Use an abrasive material such as steel wool or scouring pad as it can damage the sink surface and cause discoloration.
  4. Store open cleaning containers under the sink such as acids, bleach, sodium chloride, lye, toilet bowl cleaner, drain cleaner, or hard water stain removal products under your sink. 


33" Latoscana Double Bowl Farmhouse Sink

Pictured here is a beautiful Italian made 33" Latoscana Double Bowl Farmhouse Sink

How to Clean a Copper or Stone Farmhouse Sink?

Have a sink in a specific finish? Looking from manufacturer instructions on how to clean sinks in any of the following finishes? Click here for more details.

  • Antique Finish Hammered Copper
  • Tempered Finish Hammered Copper
  • Polished Copper Finish
  • Brushed Nickel Finish
  • Polished Nickel Finish
  • NativeStone

We also have instructions to clean AllStone Stone Sinks. For sinks made from the following stones, you may read the instructions here.

  • Marble
  • Limestone
  • Petrified Wood
  • Travertine
  • Black Lava
  • Granite

Ready to find the farmhouse sink for your dream kitchen? Hop on over to view our large collection of apron front fireclay farm sinks for your home. Have a question? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you or visit our website at

Also see, How to Properly Clean a Sink for more instructions.

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