How to Remove Limescale Stains

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How to Remove Limescale Stains
Removing limescale stains is easy. (spray image by dinostock from

Limescale quickly develops in households with a water supply that contains high levels of alkaline, typically caused by calcium or lime in the water. The stains are most present in toilets, tubs and sinks, where water stands for an extended period of time. While there are a variety of retail limescale-removing products, an inexpensive natural solution is just as effective.

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Things you need

  • Vinegar
  • Spray bottle
  • Nylon scrubber
  • Towel

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  1. 1

    Combine 2 cups water and 2 cups vinegar in a spray bottle.

  2. 2

    Spray the solution onto limescale stains, saturating the area thoroughly. Let it sit for 10 minutes. This will give the acidic vinegar time to break apart the lime deposits.

  3. 3

    Scrub the stains with a nylon scrubber.

  4. 4

    Rinse the cleaned area with water to wash away any remaining limescale or vinegar residue.

  5. 5

    Dry the area with a towel to remove any remaining water and prevent new limescale stains from developing.

Tips and warnings

  • Wipe surfaces as often as possible when they become wet. This will prevent future limescale stains from developing.

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