How To Clean Porcelain or Ceramic Surfaces

Porcelain and ceramic are popular materials to use in bathrooms and can be found in your toilets, bathtubs and sinks – however, porcelain tends to be most used. The reason why it is the go-to material for these items is because porcelain is a harder and sturdier surface than its acrylic counterpart. Plus, it’s extremely waterproof.  

The porcelain coating is usually resilient to scratching, however, it is susceptible to chipping if too much force is applied. With Harpic, our powerful formula does all the hard work for you, so you don’t have to worry about damaging the surface or dulling the shine on your ceramic or porcelain items.

What you’ll need to clean porcelain and ceramic

Porcelain and ceramic are easy surfaces to clean when you know what to do, and what to use. Here’s what you’ll need:

How to clean a porcelain or ceramic bathtub

Porcelain bathtubs are heavy and their base is usually constructed of tile, glass or steel. While porcelain is durable, it can pick up scratches easily if you clean it with the wrong products. If the sponge is too rough, it can dull its finish over time. The secret is gentle, frequent cleaning. Here’s how you can tackle your porcelain or ceramic tub:

Before you start cleaning your porcelain or ceramic bathtub, open any windows and doors to ensure the room is well ventilated. If possible, turn on a fan to create a good airflow.

Step 1 – Turn the trigger nozzle to the “ON” position on your Harpic Bathroom Cleaner Spray.

Step 2 – Spray the cleaner directly onto the surface area of the porcelain and leave for 1 minute.

Step 3 – Using circular motions, wipe the area down with a cloth.

Step 4 – Rinse thoroughly with water and buff the surface with a clean microfibre cloth using circular motions for a shiny surface.

Important: Always read the label on the packaging before use. Test on a small, inconspicuous area before full use.

For more information on tackling your bathtub, check out our article on how to clean your bathtub for more details. 

How to clean a porcelain or ceramic toilet bowl

Your toilet needs to be sturdy, waterproof and able to handle the flushing motion driven by the mechanism in the cistern – so, porcelain is perfect for the job. It is also super easy to clean, but if not done regularly, stubborn stains can build up. Thanks to Harpic, you don’t have to wonder how to whiten porcelain anymore. Simply use Harpic White and Shine for the perfect clean and the best shine. Simply follow the instructions below:

Step 1 – Press the sides of the cap and twist counter-clockwise. 

Step 2 – Squeeze liquid around the bowl and under the rim and directly onto stains.

Step 3 – Let the liquid spread from rim to U-bend.

Step 4 – Leave for 20 minutes, then brush lightly and flush.

Important: Always read the label on the packaging before use. Follow these instructions if you need to clean a ceramic toilet bowl.

How to clean a porcelain or ceramic sink

Don’t let a dirty sink ruin the aesthetic of your bathroom. The best way to clean a porcelain sink is with regular and consistent cleaning. But it’s easy to tackle stains and dirt in your sink. Simply clean them the same way you would clean your porcelain bathtub. Just follow the instructions above for fantastic results.

Whether you want your sink to shine or your toilet to gleam, all your porcelain items can look as good as new. It’s all in the method and the products. By incorporating a thorough cleaning routine with the help of Harpic, you won’t have to worry about how to restore shine to porcelain.