How to Remove Hard Water Stains on Faucets – When cleaning products aren’t effective on removing your hard water stains, try this easy DIY solution!
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The weather has been so dreary around here lately that the lighting in the house has been less than optimal for taking photos of food, SO in the past couple weeks I’ve been doing lots of cleaning and organizing.
Have you been watching “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” on Netflix at all? She has a book, too, by the way. I binge watched all of the episodes, and now I’ve been poking around different rooms of the house thinking things like, “Marie sure wouldn’t find much joy in this drawer.”?
Beyond that, there have been things around the house that I’ve had on my list to take care of for awhile now like what we’re going to talk about today. Join me as I walk through how to remove hard water stains on faucets. Ready? Let’s go.
Our Dingy Faucet
Above is a photo of our tub faucet in our master bathroom. And yes, after over 10 years we still had the instructional sticker on it.
I’m feeling probably as ashamed as when I showed you this and this. My ickiest problems all seem to lurk in my bathrooms. That’s pretty normal, isn’t it?
Here’s the thing about this faucet. It gets cleaned often. But, none of my cleaning products seem to be able to remove these hard water deposits.
I knew what I needed to do – it just came down to finding the motivation and the time. Isn’t it true that we seem to let things go that no one but us ever sees?
If you have one or more faucets that look like mine did, let’s fix yours up RIGHT NOW!
Hard Water Stain Removal Materials
Here’s what you’re going to need to get rid of those hard water stains:
- Rubber band
- Scrub brush (not shown)
Pour a bit of vinegar into a bowl.
Soak the rag in the bowl.
Wring it out gently (leaving enough vinegar in the rag) and twist it around the faucet.
I secured my rag with a rubber band.
Now you just let the rag sit on the faucet for a good 1-2 hours. Once you remove the rag you may find that you’ll need to use a scrub brush to help loosen the hard water deposits.
They should come off easily after the vinegar soak. If there are still some white areas remaining, go ahead and place the rag on for a bit longer and then scrub again.
I would say I had pretty good results! Hope this works for you, too. Now, on to organizing those drawers. . .
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