Powders or abrasive cleaners (such as Ajax, Bon Ami, Comet, etc.) should NOT be used to clean fixtures as they may scratch and dull the surface. Instead, use liquid cleaners, such as Mr. Clean, Formula 409, Ivory or others with similar chemical content.
Caustic drain cleaners (such as Drano, Janitor in a Drum, Liquid Plumber, etc.) should NOT be allowed to stand on the surface and be cleaned thoroughly after pouring into the drain. Stubborn stains, paint or tar can be removed with turpentine or paint thinner, followed by a clean-up with a liquid detergent. Plaster can be removed by scraping with a wooden or plastic edged utensil. Be careful not to use metal scrapers, wire brushes, soap pads (SOS) or other metal tools. Small scratches or tar deposits from cigarettes can generally be removed with an automotive rubbing compound.