How to Remove Burn Marks From a Plastic Sink
sinks are usually found in our bathroom or utility room. Ugly burn
stains are really noticeable, especially in the bathroom. Every one has
to wash their hands right? They would have to close their eyes not to
see a burn mark. Burn marks on a plastic sink may come from a cigarette,
a curling iron, a candleholder, or a hot clothing iron placed on the
surface. However it got there, we want it out. It would be a deterrent
to selling the home. Most of all, we want are bathroom to look nice.
Maybe you can camouflage it, but can you get it out?
There are few resources about getting burn marks specifically out of
plastic. There are a lot of methods to get burn marks out of carpet,
furniture and flooring. Maybe those same techniques can work on the
bathroom sink. Removing the burn mark successfully may depend on how
deep the mark is.
Suggestions were found mostly from blogging sites where people try to
get ideas from one another. One man had the same dilemma, a burn mark on
the sink of a rental property. He had to get it out or risk losing some
of his deposit. Someone suggested he try Bar Keepers’ or Zud. Bar Keeper
is an abrasive white chalky substance like Ajax. It is used to keep
sinks shiny. Zud according to a web site is “the mother of all heavy
duty cleaners”. This is also an abrasive chalky substance. You rub
either of these substances on to the stain until it comes off.
One man suggested using auto paste and a buffer. A woman on the blog
swore by her Clean Magic Eraser.
A Clean Magic Eraser is a multipurpose household cleaner. Someone else
suggested 409 cleaner, also a multipurpose cleaner. All these
suggestions came from other homeowner’s.
Other blogger’s recommended baking soda, sanding it down, using a soft
scrub brush, or dabbing the stain with your fingertips and matched color
paint. The latter, would be the camouflage technique. Another method
suggested was to gouge out the burn, fill it with epoxy, and cover with
paint. Scouring powder with bleach might do the trick. You could also
cover it up with some kind of design decal.
A Stain Removal Guide’s answer was to brush the burn with a stiff brush
and then soak a small cloth in diluted Hydrogen Peroxide in cold water.
Then you brush, dab and blot it. Alka-seltzer rubbed into the stain may
take it out. Another trick would be to cover it with white nail polish
to hide the stain.
A home improvement web site they said to mix baking soda and water and
make a paste. Use the paste and a soft bristled brush or toothbrush and
brush the stain away. Many of these techniques seem to use some kind of
abrasive substance and rubbing the stain out. You can also call a
hardware store to see if they have any ideas.
Burns on the sink in the bathroom sink are unsightly. They stand out in
the room. There are some options you can try to get the stain out. First
try one of the scouring powder techniques. That seems to be the
suggestion most commonly given. Try an abrasive substance you already
have at home like Ajax or baking soda and use an old toothbrush or
hairbrush. That may be the easiest and cheapest technique of all. If you
are not satisfied with these techniques, or none of them worked for you,
you may choose to replace the sink. Perhaps you will discover a
technique that works.