How do you clean shower walls that have hard water buildup?

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2009-11-09 06:46:41


This is how I do it,I put comet all over the shower use a little

water at a time,I use a tuff toilet brush and scrub really

might have to do a little at a time depending on how thick it may

be.After you you scrub it in really well let it sit for about an

hour.Then go back wash it down with a sponge.


Wash it with warm water mixed with white vinegar. Overtime the

hard water buildup will disappear. Good luck

White vinegar has been proven to work to remove hard water

stains shower walls. See the step by step method below:

Natural Formula to Use:

Pure white vinegar

Method to Use:

1.Fill a clean spray bottle with pure vinegar

2.Spray the vinegar freely over the shower and wait for a few


3.If stains are stubborn spray more vinegar and wait a while


4.Simply wipe away with a clean cloth to reveal the shine


Sometimes stains are extra stubborn - for this make a paste of

white vinegar and baking soda and scrub gently with a soft brush or

sponge. Never use an abrasive cleaner like scouring pads, powders

or steel wool as this will scratch the surface.

Also, installing a shower filter will remove all the hard water

minerals from your water and prevent the stains from forming again

on the shower walls, meaning less cleaning!

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