Did your once bright white tub or shower slowly become stained and dingy? Do you scrub and scrub the dirty areas with no luck? Most likely the culprit responsible for your persistent shower grime is hard water. Hard water is water that’s high in mineral content. It’s not harmful to your health but hard water does make soaps and detergents less effective. Your dingy tub doesn’t have to be a permanent change; you just need to know how to remove hard water stains.
Removing hard water stains can be done with several natural cleaners. Start by mixing half water and half Vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture in your tub and shower and wait a few minutes before wiping clean.
You can also try removing hard water stains with a paste made from baking soda and vinegar. Smear the paste over the surface of the stain and let sit for 15 minutes. After the mixture has settled in scrub clean and rinse with water. It’s important that you immediately wipe dry because you don’t want the water sitting on the newly cleaned surface.
Finally you can try removing hard water stains using lemon juice. Spray fresh lemon juice on hard water scale build-up near faucets. Rinse after 10 minutes. Again, make sure to wipe the area clean.