Asked on Jun 04, 2023

How to remove calcium buildup on faucet?

Bobby Reynolds
by Bobby Reynolds

I'm looking for solutions to tackle calcium buildup on faucets. Any tips or techniques for effectively removing this stubborn residue? I would love it if you could share your tried-and-tested methods, recommended products, and any preventive measures to keep faucets clean.


Your insights are much appreciated! Thank you!

Remove calcium buildup on faucet

  14 answers
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 04, 2023

    Plain white vinegar will clear that right up, put some on a microfiber cloth and wipe the mineral deposits off. Then wipe with a microfiber cloth wet with rinse water.

  • William William on Jun 04, 2023

    Yep, straight vinegar will work. If there's a lot of buildup or around the base just wet some paper towels with vinegar and drape them over the faucet. Wrap a wet towel around the base. Let them sit for a while. Then wipe and rinse

  • Vinegar and an old toothbrush should do the trick.

  • Janice Janice on Jun 05, 2023

    William's advice is perfect. If you have a bult up ring round our toilet bowl, this same plan will work there too. Just remove the paper towels, rather than flushing them down.

  • Dee Dee on Jun 05, 2023


    Heat up 1 cup of white vinegar, mix in about 1/4 cup of Dawn Premium. Not the dollar store kind, because it is too thin. When mixed, pour into a spray bottle and fill with water. Shake.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jun 05, 2023

    Hi Bobby, hope this helps you out. The easiest way to do this is to use straight white vinegar. Simply cover your faucet with a large Ziploc bag that contains enough vinegar or lemon juice to submerge the faucet completely, then secure with rubber bands and leave overnight. In the morning, remove the bag and wipe clean.

  • Bobby Reynolds Bobby Reynolds on Jun 06, 2023

    Thank you, clearly vinegar is a winner for removing calcium buildup😂

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jun 06, 2023

    White vinegar. On the end you can put some in a bag and zip tie around to soak, it will loosen. If you have some elsewhere, soak a papertowel with vinegar and lay in the spots where the build up occurs. Then you can easily wipe away.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jun 07, 2023

    here is what we use:The+Works+Rust+Lime+and+Calcium&stick

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 07, 2023

    I use good old vinegar (not the apple cider white only). You could always soak some paper towels in vinegar and apply those so the vinegar has more direct contact with the calcium build up.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 09, 2023

    Vinegar. Leave tap wraped in vinegar soaked cloth overnight if poss.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 20, 2023

    Hi Bobby: You can use white vinegar and, once clean, spray a bit of wax on the surface and wipe down. Do this at least once a week, and wipe away any water each time you use the faucet and get water on it.

  • Annie Annie on Jun 30, 2023

    This video might help! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSVhdR8ZR7Q

  • Simply place a large Ziploc bag over your faucet, fill it with enough vinegar or lemon juice to completely submerge it, tie it using rubber bands, and leave it in place overnight. Remove the sack in the morning and clean it.