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Make your kitchen and bathroom sparkle with the cleaning tips and tricks in these videos.
You Will Need
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Sponge or rag
- Trisodium phosphate
- Lemon juice
- And mild detergent
- Gloves (optional)
Use vinegar and baking soda
Make a paste with white vinegar and baking soda. Apply the paste to the stain and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then wash the paste down the drain and rinse the area with clean water.
Add a teaspoon of a cleaning product containing sequestrants, additives which capture and deactivate minerals in water, such as Calgon, in a gallon of water if the stain stubbornly remains. Thoroughly scrub the hard water mark with a sponge or rag soaked in the solution.
Dissolve 2 to 3 tablespoons of trisodium phosphate, or TSP, in a gallon of water, rinse the water mark with the solution for stains that continue to cling. Rinse away residue with clean water.
Use lemon juice
Make a paste with lemon juice and baking soda for a natural approach at removing the stain. Apply the paste to the stain and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then wash away the paste along with the stain.
Use vinegar and lemon juice
Mix a cup of white vinegar with a tablespoon of lemon juice if the baking soda didn't do the trick. Soak a soft, absorbent towel in the solution and scrub the water mark. Then rinse away the residue and clean the sink.
Prevent future marks
Prevent future water marks in your sink by drying the sink after each use and by cleaning it regularly with a mild detergent. A little work now will save you lots of elbow grease later.