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How to Remove Hard Water Stains from Your Bathroom Taps

Sparkling bathroom taps can lift the appearance of your bathroom. Use the surface-cleaning process given here to keep your bathroom taps as shiny as the day you bought them.

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Hard water contains heavy minerals and salts. Over time, these minerals settle on your bathroom taps and make them look cloudy. This can mar the aesthetics of your bathroom. Regularly cleaning your bathroom will ensure there is no limescale build-up. But, if you have been busy lately and your bathroom taps have stains due to limescale deposits, here’s how you can remove them. 

Follow the steps given below:

Ingredients to Keep Handy:

a) Water

b) Vinegar or lemon juice

c) Spray bottle

d) Towel

e) Dishwashing liquid

f) Kitchen cleaner

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Method 1: Using Vinegar

  1. Step 1: Prepare a Cleaning Solution

    Mix equal parts of water and vinegar in a bowl. Pour this solution into an empty spray bottle and spray it on your bathroom taps. Let the solution rest on your taps for at least 60 minutes. If the stains are really tough, you can dampen a towel with the solution and wrap it around your bathroom taps. To soak the spout, fill a cup with the water-and-vinegar solution and submerge the spout in the cup. Use the towel to keep the cup in place. 

    You can also use lemon juice instead of vinegar. The acidity of the lemon juice will lift the limescale deposits from your taps and make them sparkle.   

  2. Step 2: Wash Your Taps

    Add 2 drops of dishwashing liquid to a bowl of warm water. Soak a sponge in this cleaning solution and scrub your bathroom taps with it. Use an old toothbrush to clean hard-to-reach spots. Rinse the soap off with warm water. You can use Cif Bathroom Cleaner that cleans watermarks and soap sediments. Check the pack to understand the correct usage instructions. And always test on a small part to check compatibility.

  3. Step 3: Pat Dry

    Buff the taps dry with a clean towel.

Method 2: Using Salt

  1. Step 1: Use Salt

    Salt helps breaking down hard water stains. It also helps eliminating germs from surfaces. Liberally sprinkle salt on the affected areas and allow it to sit for 3-4 hours.

  2. Step 2: Scrub the Stains

    Use a sponge or a scrub pad to scrub away the stains thoroughly.

  3. Step 3: Wash the Stains

    Now, wash the stains with warm water. Warm water helps wash away the stains effectively.

Method 3: Using Baking Soda

  1. Step 1: Apply Baking Soda

    Baking soda is a mild alkali and helps dissolve stains and grime easily. Make a paste by mixing 3-4 tbsp. of baking soda and 1 cup of water. Apply it on the stained patches. Allow it to sit for 4-5 hours.

  2. Step 2: Scrub the Stains

    With a scrubber, scrub away the stains thoroughly. Spray some water to loosen the paste.

  3. Step 3: Wash the Stains

    Now, wash the area with warm water.

Has your cleaning regime changed during the Covid-19 lockdown?

Try these efficient methods to removing hard water stains from your bathroom taps today!   

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