Brilliant Vaseline Hack | How to Clean a Faucet
After a session of cleaning my faucets with aluminum foil and absolutely loving the results, I was determined to find a way to prevent hard water stains from building up.
I didn’t have a water-repellent product in my house so I needed to find an alternative. The answer is Vaseline. According to Home Tricks, vaseline would help do the trick and give them an extra shine.
So let me show you how to clean faucets with Vaseline.
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1. Clean the Faucet Thoroughly
Begin by giving your faucet a thorough cleaning, you want to get rid of any existing water droplets, dirt, or soap residue. I did this using aluminum foil (another nifty trick).
2. Apply a Touch of Vaseline
Take a small amount of Vaseline and apply it to a soft cloth or paper towel.
The magic of Vaseline lies in its hydrophobic nature, creating a barrier that repels water and prevents those pesky water droplets from making a reappearance.
3. Rub Vaseline onto the Faucet
Gently rub the vaseline onto the faucet, ensuring you cover the entire surface. This process not only adds a protective layer but also contributes to the remarkable shine you're aiming for.
4. Buff Away Excess Vaseline
Grab a clean, dry cloth and buff the faucet to remove any excess Vaseline.
How to Clean a Faucet With Vaseline
My faucets were so shiny!
Keep in mind that it is not a permanent solution. Over a few days, the Vaseline will wear off, but the good news is, that you can easily reapply it for an encore performance.
What about you? Have you tried any other cleaning hacks to keep your faucets gleaming?
What are your ideas for repelling water so there is no stain buildup?