How to remove calcium buildup from sinks? Help!

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Here’s the problem I’m having. I went to menards and bought my beautiful waterfall sinks. But the problem is, I can’t get his hard water type calcium off of it! I’ve tried barkeepers friend soft, foam, and powder. I’ve tried sos pads. I’ve tried bleach cleaners, toilet bowl cleansers. I’ve tried lye soap. You name it. I’ve tried it. I’m just short of buying a new one. I got it partially clean before only for it to come right back within about a month. And that’s with cleaning it daily. I’ve tried clr. Please help. Here’s a pic of it grimy below. Some of the haze is fog from steam. So disregard it. But the crystal looking white is the calcium I’m assuming it is.
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  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Aug 07, 2018

    Vinegar dissolves calcium and other minerals. Clean with a sponge dampened with white vinegar each day for a month. You may need to pull the stopper and let about a cup of vinegar soak in the sink overnight. I can’t see the faucet you are using, but more than likely, you can install a simple water filter in it. If the vinegar and filtered water don’t prevent mineral deposits for at least a month at a time, you may need a plumber. But one more little idea. Do you have a spitter who brushes his or her teeth in this sink? I rinse my sink with my hand every time I brush. Hubby just runs the water in his sink, and he is a spitter. Every 3-4 day’s, I’ll clean his sink but there is always lots to clean. I think your sink is so distinctive, so I would spray it with Pam before I would change it. Best wishes ☺️

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    • Latara Omen Moore Latara Omen Moore on Aug 07, 2018

      The bottom picture is a close up of the top picture and the facet part. You flick it upward to make the water come out from around it. I would literally have to put a vid on here for people to understand. It’s a waterfall sink.

  • Lana Hassell Lana Hassell on Aug 07, 2018

    White Vinegar should do the trick. We are on well water, and I use vinegar often. I use vinegar in a cup in the top rack of my dishwasher each time I turn it on on to help keep calcium off of my dishes and flatware. You may have to use the vinegar heavily at first, then taper off its use once you get rid of the heavy deposit and just use a maintenance level of vinegar. Good luck.

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Aug 07, 2018

    white vinegar -- ... but please avoid any abrasive cleaners/'steel wool, green scrubbies as you will scratch the surface making it 'easier' for water and minerals to accumulate. That is a GORGEOUS! Sink!!! perhaps using a hair dryer after every use of the sink will evaporate the water building up the the cracks/crevices and help prevent the build up; I use 'RAIN X on my glass shower doors and it helps a lot with soap film and fog --- Have seen a new product advertised on TV for a new product for bathrooms -- supposed to last 6 months ....


    https://dengarden.com/cleaning/How-to-remove-limescale-with-vinegar

  • Patricia Q. Patterson Patricia Q. Patterson on Aug 07, 2018

    soak a cloth in lemon juice and let it sit on there for a few hours - it should come right off - and this smells a lot better than vinegar!

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Aug 07, 2018

    try a Magic Eraser

  • Ade11198896 Ade11198896 on Aug 07, 2018

    Use vinegar. Close drain opening and pour vinegar in and let sit overnight. Should come off by morning.

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    • Izz14814376 Izz14814376 on Apr 03, 2021

      I wet papertowels with white vinegar and stick it to the surfaces. Spritzing occassionally and letting it sit over night or longer.. Minimal cleaning with a scothbrite pad then rinse and dry and use ORIGINAL Rainx to help shed water and make any future cleaning a breeze. I've gone months without having to repeat this process.. Sometimes longer.

  • Sareva Greenhaw Sareva Greenhaw on Aug 07, 2018

    Have you tried Lime-A-Way turbo foam?

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Aug 07, 2018

    vinegar and baking soda?

  • Carol Carol on Aug 07, 2018

    I too have horrible well water full of iron, lime and calcium. I mean it’s orange along with every thing it runs over🤬. To clean my faucets I get freezer bags and put enough vinegar In them to cover faucet, and place on faucet, tie it on with whatever is close. Leave it on at least overnight if not longer. Depending on how long since last doing this and how dirty the faucet is determines how long or how often I do. With sinks or plastic I soak a sponge with Rust Out I think is the name ( it stinks) and place on top of stain. Good luck, I hope you find something that works for you.

  • Bmi32050820 Bmi32050820 on Aug 08, 2018

    I don’t have anymore luck than you do cleaning but I wanted to say that is the most unique sink I have ever seen. I 😍 it. Where did u get it or is it custom made. Beautiful. !!!!!

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