Sue Weise
Sue Weise
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  • Minneapolis, MN
Asked on Apr 20, 2019

How do you remove the green buildup off brass faucets?

Lynn SorrellCheryl AWilliam


3 answers
  • William
    on Apr 20, 2019

    Commercial Cleaner and a Lime

    First, clean your faucet and sink with your normal kitchen cleanser and then wipe it dry. Next, cut a lemon in half and use it to wipe down and scrub the surfaces again. The mild acid in the lemon helps to dissolve the limescale and buildup. After you are done lemon scrubbing, rinse everything off and wipe it dry.

    Baking Soda Paste

    To make the paste, mix three parts baking soda with one part water. Take your paste and rub it all over the green stuff on a faucet. Leave the baking soda paste on the faucet for one hour (or until it’s fully dry). Afterward, rinse and dry completely.

    Deep Vinegar Soak

    One of the best ways to beat lime scale and hard water deposits is with vinegar. Fill a plastic bag with 1/3 to 1/2 cup of vinegar and secure the bag around your faucet with a rubber band. Let the vinegar soak deeply into the limescale for 3–4 hours then scrub off the green stuff on a faucet. Rinse and dry when complete.

  • Cheryl A
    on Apr 20, 2019
  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Apr 20, 2019

    vinegar---to get it to stick for awhile to soak,wet a cloth with it and wrap around area then remove and gently scrub don't let sit too long it can also mess up the brass

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