Getting Rid of Hard Water Spots

30 Minutes

I had a reader ask me how to clean hard water buildup and I had a little grime around my kitchen sink faucet so I thought I’d demonstrate for you! The key to getting off water grime is white vinegar.
The house we built a few years ago had really hard water so we were constantly battling water build up on our faucets and shower heads.
Pour white vinegar all over the grimy area.
Cover with saran wrap to seal in all of the fumes.Wait 15-30 min (depending on how bad the grime is), then remove the plastic wrap.
Scrub grime away with sponge or toothbrush. For complete directions see the link below!
Anna M

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3 of 6 questions
  • Lola Filange
    on Jan 29, 2018

    can you donthat on the windshield of a car!?
  • Beth
    on Jun 6, 2018

    Will it work on the shower glass?

  • Sue
    on Jan 29, 2019

    Will the vinegar harm the finish on faucets? One faucet on my tub leaked at the bottom & now had a circle of green on the base of the faucet and around it on the tub. I don't want the acid to remove the chrome.

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  • Chandra
    on May 28, 2017

    My toilets have hard water stains, any suggestions
    • BYP
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Lysol has a Lime & Rust tolit bowl cleaner that works really well for me as I have well water in my home. Nikki

  • Momentum
    on Mar 5, 2018

    Thanks for sharing this great way of removing hard water stains from kitchen sink. Baking soda and lemon can also be used.

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