How to Remove Hard Water Stains From a Porcelain Sink

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This isn't so much a pretty post or even very exciting (unless you get excited about cleaning) it's actually a how-to post for an easy fix.
Our current home has well water (our first experience with this) which leaves hard water stains on the porcelain sink in our hallway bathroom. I have looked at this ugly stain for a while now (OK, 2 years) and I thought "I need to fix that" and then I would walk out and forget about it.
Yuk. It was unsightly. I know.
It reminds me of my grandmother's house that was out in the country. Not a look that I'm going for.
I thought that I was going to have to buy some kind of hard core stain remover to get rid of it, but all I had to do to remove the stain was to soak it in vinegar.
I thought that I was going to have to buy some kind of hard core stain remover to get rid of it, but all I had to do to remove the stain was to soak it in the vinegar.
I asked my husband to pick up a bottle for me and this is what he got:
I poured it in the stopped sink and left it to soak over night.
That's it. A tiny bit of scrubbing and the stain was gone!
I was so excited that something I looked up as a natural remedy actually worked! If I had known it would be that easy, I would have done it much sooner. Now the sink is all shiny and clean again!
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  • Carole Bisby Carole Bisby on Jan 23, 2016
    Hi I did ask the same question in the comment area but want to ask you again. Do you let this set in the sink for awhile and did you ever spray it in your shower and tub and if you did how did that work. Thanks any information will be helpful, Thanks carole

  • Donna Neill Perry Donna Neill Perry on Jan 23, 2016
    Hi Karen, I just saw your post on Hometalk about removing sink stains with vinegar. I love your wire soap holder mounted on the wall above the sink! Can you please tell me where you bought it? I love vintage things and your soap holder is adorable! Please email me at ohdonna621@yahoo.com. Thanks so much for your help!!

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