Use a Paintbrush to Clean Behind Sinks

Is your bathroom or kitchen sink mounted really close to the rear of your counter? Both my sinks are, and cleaning the gunk out of the tight spots behind the sinks drove me crazy before I thought of this idea. Use a child's paintbrush!


Apply whatever cleaning product you use to the brush, or just spray the area, and use the paintbrush to get into those tight fitting places. Rinse the gunk out of the brush and repeat as often as necessary. Such a simple solution after years of frustration trying to get paper towels or sponges behind there.

By Gouligann from Northern Ontario

November 21, 20090 found this helpful

Using kitchen grout back there works also.

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November 21, 20090 found this helpful

I use a toothbrush. Bristles are firmer, too!

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November 24, 20090 found this helpful

I use an old childs toothbrush for this. The small head gets into the small space quite nicely.


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March 18, 20100 found this helpful

I use a small paintbrush to clean the bobbin section of my sewing machine. I spray a tiny bit of endust on the brush and it pulls all the lint and dust out.

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