When was the last time you scrubbed your toilet and bathtub? Were you able to get them clean, or were you left frustrated with difficult bathroom stains?
These are likely calcium stains, which form in areas with hard water and mineral deposits. They’re tough to remove and can be quite the eyesore in your bathroom.
Fortunately, we’ve created a guide on how to remove calcium stains and get your bathroom looking immaculate.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
Baking soda and vinegar work great as household cleaners, and when combined they can clean just about anything. They’re also safe products that won’t leave you inhaling harmful fumes while you clean.
To use baking soda and vinegar, you’ll first want to get a spray bottle and fill it with equal amounts of water and white vinegar. Spray your calcium stains with your solution and then pour baking soda over them.
Spray a little more of your vinegar onto the baking soda and the combination should start to foam. Leave the solution for about 15 to 30 minutes, and then scrub it with a cleaning brush and rinse it off.
Borax and Vinegar
Borax is a miracle cleaning product that is safe to use and works well with vinegar to clean calcium or hard water stains. While there are different ways to mix them, the most efficient method for cleaning your bathroom is by making a paste.
Wherever your stain is, you’ll want to make sure that it’s exposed to air and completely dry. If you’re using this method in your toilet, you’ll need to shut your water off and drain the bowl first.
Next, you should start with ½ cup of borax and add just enough white vinegar to mix it into a paste consistency. Cover your stain with your paste, and let it harden, and stay on there for 20 to 30 minutes. Then, scrub your paste off with a stiff brush.
Calcium Lime Rust Cleaner
Calcium lime and rust cleaner, known as CLR cleaner, is a cleaning solution designed to get rid of all of those seemingly impossible stains in your bathroom. CLR cleaner is a safe product for both humans and the environment, but it should still be used in well-ventilated areas.
When you’re using CLR, make sure to dilute it and apply it to the stains using a sponge or brush. Using spray bottles can make a mist that isn’t safe to breathe in. Because CLR is so acidic, you’ll want to spot-test it first and limit the amount of time you leave it on your surfaces.
Never mix CLR cleaner with other household cleaners! Mixing bleach and acid can make chlorine gas, and mixing other cleaners can produce various toxic gases.
Scrub Brush or Sandpaper
If you’re struggling to get calcium stains out of your bathroom, you might need something to scrub it more efficiently as well as some extra elbow grease.
A bristled scrub brush or sandpaper are both tough enough to scrub away calcium stains, especially when they’re combined with any of the methods above.
Say Goodbye to Calcium Stains!
Now that you know how to clean a bathroom and remove calcium stains, you can get it sparkling clean. It’s best to clean bathroom stains as soon as possible because the longer they sit, the harder they’ll be to scrub away.
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