The Pink Stuff Paste is a viral TikTok favorite that serves as a multipurpose, fast-acting cleaning agent. Looking to use it in your own home? Here are 21 ways to use the Pink Stuff Paste, plus what's it's made of and how to use it.
What's in the Pink Stuff Paste?
The Pink Stuff Paste uses a variety of ingredients to get surfaces looking sparkling clean. Here are few ingredient highlights:
- Quartz and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda): Used as physical cleaning abrasives
- Sodium carbonate: Used as a detergent
- Glycerin: Used a solvent to dissolve tough stains
- Acid red 52: Used as a dye that gives the Pink Stuff Paste its signature color
How to Use the Pink Stuff Paste
Follow these steps for the most effective application and usage of the Pink Stuff Paste.
- Use caution when applying the Pink Stuff Paste to easily-scratchable surfaces like glass or polished steel. Consider applying in it a small, hidden area to test it first.
- Apply the paste to your surface with a soft cloth, sponge or brush.
- Gently rub the paste onto the surface using small, circular motions. Don't rub too forcefully in order to avoid damaging your item's surface.
- Let the paste sit from anywhere from 30 seconds to 15 minutes, depending on the dirtiness of the surface.
- Next, wipe the paste away with warm water. This can be done by wiping repeatedly with a clean, wet cloth or by rinsing the item off underneath hot running water.
What to Clean With the Pink Stuff Paste
The Pink Stuff Paste can be used on a variety of surfaces for a variety of purposes, but it uses mild abrasives to clean, so it should be used carefully as it can damage delicate surfaces.
Soap scum and residual minerals from your tap water can build up over time and stain your shower tiles and grout. Use the Pink Stuff Paste to get your tiling looking good-as-new. Apply with a scrub brush, let it sit for up to 30 minutes depending on the level of staining, then rinse it off with hot water from your shower.
Similarly to shower tiles and grout, your bathtub can start to look grungy after even a few uses. Get it looking sparkling clean again by applying the Pink Stuff Paste, letting it sit, then wiping it away with warm water.
A shiny sink or shower drain can go a long way to making the rest of the sink look marvelously clean. Once any food residue or hair has been wiped away from the drain, use the Pink Stuff Paste to clean it and make it sparkle.
The Pink Stuff Paste works wonderfully on chrome fixtures in the sink and in the shower, which are often magnets for easy-to-see water spots. Wipe them away with the Pink Stuff Paste.
Stovetops collect burnt-on food, grease, dust and other dirt over time, making them a particularly hard-to-clean surface. The Pink Stuff Paste is a great cleaning agent for glass stovetops too, but test it in an inconspicuous area first to ensure that it won't scratch the glass. If you're good to go, apply the paste with a soft cloth and gentle scrubbing motions. Let sit for five to 10 minutes before wiping away with a soft cloth dipped in warm water.
Cleaning the inside of your oven is probably not your favorite chore. Make this irritating job a little bit easier by using the Pink Stuff Paste. The paste can be applied to both the oven door interior and the bottom of your interior. Apply with a sponge, let sit, then wipe away with warm water until no paste residue remains.
Stuck with a few tough stains on your countertops? Dab some Pink Stuff Paste on the stain, lightly scrub, then wipe away for a sparkling clean countertop.
Sneakers can collect mud, dirt, and all manner of stains like little else. Use the Pink Stuff Paste to get them as close-to-pristine-again as you can. Apply the paste to the sneakers' rubber soles, scrub, let sit, then rinse the paste off with warm water.
Hardwood Flooring Scuffs
Hardwood floors like laminate and luxury vinyl plank are often a great value, but they can scuff easily, leaving unsightly marks. The Pink Stuff Paste can be used to clean those scuffs away. Apply to the scuff and gently scrub the marks away. If you're nervous about damaging your floor, test the Pink Stuff Paste in an inconspicuous area first.
If your grill needs a little end-of-season TLC, break out the Pink Stuff Paste. Generously apply the paste with a grill brush and let sit for up to 30 minutes before rinsing the paste away with water (you can use your hose).
What's a house painting project without some unintentional paint on the baseboards or floor? Thankfully, you can use the Pink Stuff Paste to remove dried up paint wherever it's not supposed to be.
Pots and Pans
Use Pink Stuff Paste to remove buildup and tough stains on your pots and pans. Apply with a scrub brush and scrub until the stains are no more. You can also let the paste sit on the stain for a few minutes if needed.
Our kitchen cabinets can take a beating with all the cooking stains, steam and grease that come their way. Use the Pink Stuff Paste to wipe away old food stains or greasy surfaces.
Window frames can attract dirt and dust over time thanks to their exposure to moisture and the outdoor elements. The Pink Stuff Paste is a great cleaning agent for them—apply it with a clean cloth, then rinse it away with warm water.
If your car's wheels are looking a little dull, give them a shine with Pink Stuff Paste. Apply to the wheel and gently rub on with a wet sponge before wiping away with a clean damp cloth.
Soap or Water-Stained Glass
Pink Stuff Paste can be a helpful tool in removing buildup from glass surfaces like shower doors or mirrors. Lightly rub it on in circular motions, then wipe it away with warm water and a squeegee.
Metal Outdoor Furniture
To give your metal outdoor furniture a pre-summer refresh, clean it with Pink Stuff Paste. Apply the paste to dirty areas of your furniture frame, let sit, then rinse it off with a hose.
Remove rust with the help of the Pink Stuff Paste. Apply it affected spots and let it sit for a few minutes. Rinse it off and thoroughly dry to enjoy your newly rust-free surface.
Baseboards can take quite a beating in the everyday hustle and bustle of our homes. Remove scuffs by rubbing on some Pink Stuff Paste and wiping away.
Stovetop coils looking a little worse for wear? Scrub some Pink Stuff Paste on them to remove buildup from cooking, then wipe away with a clean, damp cloth.
Make your sink as shiny as it was when you moved in with the Pink Stuff Paste. Apply it with a sponge, let sit for five minutes, then rinse with hot water.