Whoever coined the term “stainless steel” was stretching a wee bit, in my humble opinion. Or else he never lived in the country. Here at the farm, where our water flows through a chemistry set before it ever reaches the taps, stainless steel is definitely not stainless.
Behold the laundry room sink.
Now, I will admit that I wash more paintbrushes than laundry in this sink. However, beyond the paint spatters, there are watermarks, film and just a general dullness.
In my sparkly new laundry room, this would not do.
I tried various methods to clean it.
Every cleanser I own. Nope.
Every cleanser I own with lotsa, lotsa elbow grease. Nope.
Pinterest remedies like a vinegar-soaked paper towel wrap. Nope.
Nothing could break through the dullness and bring back the shine.
Then, about a year ago, I saw a tweet from Jordana at White Cabana mentioning Universal Stone. I bought it mainly for my silver, which it polished fairly well. However, as I read the back of the container, one phrase jumped out at me: “stainless steel.”
Might as well give it a try.
Gentle readers, the clouds parted, the seas calmed, the heavens shone… and so did my sink. There’s even a reflection!
Turns out my so-called “stainless” steel sink had some kind of tarnish on it.
It still took lotsa elbow grease, and the finish still isn’t perfect, but it’s a heckuva lot better than it was before. Oh, and I still don’t believe in stainless steel.
Do you believe in stainless steel? Any cleaning tips to share? Who else washes more paint brushes than laundry?
And a disclaimer: The Universal Stone people have no idea who I am. I bought my own Universal Stone with my own money.