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Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Get Rid of Paint Stains From Your Washbasin

Paint stains on the washbasin is a common problem after home redecoration or renovation. Here’s a step-by-step surface cleaning method to make your washbasin look as good as new.


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Painting is a nice way to give your home a whole new look. A few paint splatters on the washbasin or in the kitchen sink area is a fairly common problem.

If you’ve hired professionals to do the painting for your home, you must ensure that they have cleaned up every last bit of the paint stains. But, if you’ve painted the walls yourself, here’s what you should do to remove paint stains from your washbasin. 

Step 1: Scrape Off Dry Paint

Use an old spoon or a blunt knife to gently scrape off as much of the dry paint as possible from the surface of your washbasin. Do not scrub vigorously, as this can chip or scratch your basin.

Step 2: Treat with Lacquer Thinner 

Dampen a sponge or a clean cotton cloth with lacquer thinner and wipe off the stained area of your basin with it. The paint stains should come right off. Repeat the process, if necessary. In case you do not want to buy lacquer thinner, you can try using your nail polish remover. 


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Step 3: Wash Your Basin

Take a bowl of warm water. Add 2-3 drops of dishwashing liquid to it. Soak a sponge in this cleaning solution and scrub your basin with it. Wash off the soapy surface with plain water. Finally, wipe your basin dry with a clean rag. 

Step 4: Buff with Olive Oil

To give your washbasin a smooth, lustrous finish, pour some olive oil on a paper towel. Now, wipe your basin with it. 

There you go, follow these simple step-by-step guide to keep your washbasin stain-free! 

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