How to remove hard water lime deposit

The hard, crusty buildup in the porcelain sink and around the tap is an ugly sight. These spots and white coat next to them are indicators of calcium and other minerals contributing to the formation of hard water stains.

Although porcelain is a sturdy, long-lasting material, it can absorb stains on the surface. The calcified hard water stains are best treated proactively. But if the calcium accumulation gives your porcelain sink a dirty look even after cleaning, you can use vinegar along with other natural materials to safely remove stains.

You need:
– a bucket
– 1 pt. (500 ml) white vinegar
– a spoon
– paper towels
– nylon sponge scouring
– sodium bicarbonate


1. Pour 1 pt. (500 cc) of hot water in a bucket. Add 1 pt. (500 ml) of white vinegar. Mix well the two liquids.

2. Use paper towels to keep the vinegar in direct contact with your sink.

Paper towels soaked in diluted vinegar solution. Place paper towels on the porcelain sink areas with accumulation of calcified hard water spots and scaly mineral formations. Leave the paper towels in place overnight to soften the stains.

3. Remove the paper towels from your porcelain sink. Discard them in the trash.

4. Dip the nylon scouring pad on the remaining vinegar solution. Rub the porcelain sink to remove calcium deposits stains.

5. Take a sponge moistened with vinegar solution and some baking soda sprinkled on the sponge to treat hard water stains difficult to remove. Rub the stain until you have removed all white film and scaly accumulation.

6. Clean the sink with water. Dry the porcelain basin with paper towels.

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