Removing Hard Water Stains Naturally!

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Do you have unsightly hard water stains / mineral deposits on your faucets? Did you know you can effectively remove them with just one item you probably already have in your pantry? Here's an easy and effective way to get rid of your hard water stains!
Do you have hard water stains/mineral deposits that look like this?
... or this? If you have vinegar, paper towels, and one hour of time, you can completely remove these stains.
Take a look at these before and afters! The hard water/mineral deposits are completely GONE. For the full tutorial, click HERE.

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10 questions
  • Maureen
    on Feb 7, 2016

    Will this work on the stainless sinks too?

    • Martha
      on Feb 9, 2016

      Yes but don't use on gold colored fixtures as it will remove the finish.

    • Car4998842
      on Mar 10, 2016

      our drinking glasses have hard water stains and I cant get it off they look awful

    • San1501906
      on Apr 18, 2016

      I use bleach in the dishwasher.

    • Donna F
      on May 29, 2016

      I use a cup of vinegar in my dishwasher and it keeps the hard water stains off of dishes.

    • Ruth Inman
      on Jun 7, 2016

      I have a horrible stain in my tub where the leaky faucet drips. Major rehab to open the wall... how can i get rid of the stain?

    • Annie Doherty
      on Jul 1, 2016

      Like Donna I use white vinegar in my dishwasher rinse and it will keep your glassware, silverware etc sparkling and no residual smell. I use it weekly to clean my dishwasher and washing machine, gets rid of any gunk easily and quickly.

    • Oooohh!
      on Jul 5, 2016

      Just saw a YouTube video on this and tried it. Because my lime & mineral buildup is about 7 years old (I know, I know!) after the one-hour soak didn't do the trick, I tried 3 hrs and still tons wouldn't come off. Leaving another application overnight, I figured that oughta kick it's butt. Nope. Still lil crunchy edges nearly tore my nail off picking at. Reapply, and after another few hours check to find worked beautifully... until I looked at the part of the tap at the bottom. It was eaten through the brushed-nickel finish and showing a brass color :( So a word of caution to save other people's taps: please, the longer you leave it on, the more often you need to check on it! Good luck to all! :D

  • Lyn4604240
    on Mar 12, 2016

    What can I use on gold taps which won't take the colour off please?

  • Melinda
    on May 25, 2016

    What is best thing to do or use to detour bees from boring into wood on your house?

    • Carol Merrill
      on May 29, 2016

      They sell a dust that can be applied. Then 2 weeks later plug the hole. These bees generally like unpainted wood the best. A good coat of paint helps discourage them.

    • Avs7548702
      on Jun 18, 2016

      A quick spray of insect repellant like OFF Dry immediately discourages them.

  • Marilyn Hagen
    on May 29, 2016

    How to get rid of carpenter ants

  • Germaine Trenary
    on Jun 30, 2016

    How to make your bath towels fluffy again

    • Annie Doherty
      on Jul 1, 2016

      Add white vinegar to your rinse instead of fabric softner in your washing machine, will restore softness and there is no residual smell either, cheap and extremely effective

    • Mom3030511
      on Jul 10, 2016

      Have you tried the dryer spiked balls. Throw them in the dryer with your towels and if need be, do it again after towels are dry.

    • Nancy Hunt
      on Jul 24, 2016

      Don't use any thing like Downey just soap and water for a couple of washes see if that helps, I know it will make them more absorbent. Just a thought.

    • S.l7841402
      on Aug 29, 2016

      I put vinigar in my wash along with soap and with water in my rinse cup... clothes turn out sparkling clean, softer and almost lint free.

    • Mary Hofstra
      on Sep 30, 2016

      Also, dry your towels on the lowest setting possible. I've tried all of the above tips. Nothing really seemed to work. Then I tried drying them on extra low. That did it!!!

    • Jackie
      on May 25, 2017

      If you use Nellies Washing Powder you'll never have soap residue in your clothes.
  • Ton9182453
    on Aug 16, 2016

    Can you use vinegar on a black quartz kitchen sink to remove water deposits and soap scum

  • Lha12067761
    on Sep 20, 2016

    I have St Charles metal cabinets in my kitchen and the people who lived in the house before us never cleaned them. There is grease embedded in the paint and nothing I've tried works to clean them. Any ideas?

    • Denise R. Erwin-Kilpatrick
      on Sep 22, 2016

      Make a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar. Put this in a spray bottle. spray on the grease, let set for about 10 minutes, wipe clean.

    • D.
      on Mar 21, 2017

      DAWN DISH DETERGENT IS USED TO REMOVE GREESE & BUILT UP & BURNT ON FOOD. IT WORKS GREAT. ON A SURFACE SUCH AS YOURS YOU MAY HAVE TO PUT SOMETHING TO PROTECT YOUR FLOORS DOWN. PLEASE BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN YOURSELF WITH OVERLY HOT WATER. I'M A MOM- CAN'T HELP BUT TO GIVE OUT UN-NEEDED ADVICE. : ) U HOPE THIS WORKS FOR YOU. - D.

    • Angee
      on Apr 21, 2019

      I mix dawn soap with a little comet scrub powder to a paste for the hood of my stove and mix that paste with water for the cabinets I also use that paste mixture with spic n span or something like that to clean greasy hubcaps or automotive grease left in sinks from huddy

  • Linda Snyder
    on Sep 14, 2017

    What is the best way to clean a very dirty srlf-cleanimg oven? Some one said blue dawn and some other ingredient allowing to sit in the oven over night
    • Bgt239354
      on Sep 20, 2017

      There is an easy-off oven cleaner for self cleaning oven.
    • Bonnie
      on Jan 26, 2019

      Only use self cleaning first. Then wipe out the ashes. Voila'!

    • Sandra
      on Nov 14, 2019

      If you use a cleaner on your self cleaning oven I think it will ruin its ability to clean itself.

  • Ray Bassett
    on Oct 2, 2018

    Will this work in toilets? I continuously have “ring around the toilet”.

  • Cathy
    on Jul 27, 2019

    I tried vinager or my black faucet it doesn’t work! Hard water build up

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  • Marietta
    on Jun 6, 2017

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING - IT WORKED JUST LIKE YOU SAID IT WOULD!!!!
    My sink is 9 years old and takes a beating daily. I had reverted to Mr. Clean Magic Erasers because that was the only thing that worked.
    This worked better- less scrubbing-AND AT A TREMENDOUS SAVING.
    THANK YOU.
  • Amm22461498
    on Oct 20, 2017

    Terrific idea. The vinegar and paper towels idea completely cleaned the hard water buildup from my glass bird bath. It looks new. I didn't have to scrub it at all.
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