How to Get Rid of Scratches on a Kohler Stainless Steel Sink

The Kohler company supplies a large variety of kitchen and bathroom fixtures, such as stainless steel sinks.

Get Rid of Scratches on a Kohler Stainless Steel SinkGet Rid of Scratches on a Kohler Stainless Steel Sink
Stainless steel, while an enduring and tough material, is not immune to scratch marks. Scratches stand out on stainless steel, particularly when a grain runs along the sink surface, which can leave the sink looking old and worn. Removing scratches from a Kohler stainless steel sink can transfer it from looking dated to looking new again.

Rinse the Kohler stainless steel sink with cool water and a dishrag.

Dry the sink with a soft cloth.

Apply 2 tbsp. of stainless steel cleaner to a damp sponge. Wipe the entire sink with the cleaner.

Wet the sponge and wipe it over the sink, rinsing the cleaner from the surface. Dry the sink with a clean cloth.

Pour 1 tbsp. of stainless steel polish onto a damp cloth. Rub the polish over the scratches in the sink. If the stainless steel has a grain, work the cloth in the same direction as the grain. Apply medium pressure to the cloth as you rub.

Inspect the scratches. If they remain, pour an additional 1/2 tsp. of the polish on the cloth and continue rubbing until the scratches fade.

Wipe the polish from the sink with a soft, clean cloth.

Things You Will Need

  • Cloths
  • Stainless steel cleaner
  • Sponge
  • Stainless steel polish


  • If the scratches remain after polishing, call the Kohler company and ask about solutions for deep scratch marks.

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