Easy Ways to Remove Mineral Deposits on Bathroom Faucets

Faucets can be part of a bathroom decorating scheme, especially when they are unique and stylish. However, when water is hard it can be damaging to the metal. White mineral deposits can build up and stain every part. Minerals age and literally ruin the appearance of bathroom faucets. The build up can also affect the functionality of moving parts. The mineral deposits are easy to remove, and it does not require harsh and costly cleaners. I have been using two natural products for years, and they work better than any others that I have used to remove the unsightly build up.

Necessary Supplies

To remove mineral deposits from bathroom faucets you will need white vinegar and a non abrasive scrub sponge. You will also need a small bowl, a soft bristle toothbrush, baking soda and a clean soft rag for polishing.


Begin by unscrewing the aerators from the faucets. If they will not come off, do not use a tool that would damage the metal. Apply full strength white vinegar, and wait for it to loosen the mineral deposits. Once the aerators come off, place them in a small bowl and cover them with white vinegar. Allow them to soak for at least an hour before scrubbing away mineral deposits with a soft bristle toothbrush.

In the meantime, remove mineral deposits from the bathroom faucets using white vinegar. Apply it full strength to all of the parts. On particularly scaly areas, soak a sponge with the white vinegar, and cover the mineral deposits. After at least fifteen minutes, scrub them away using the rough side of the non abrasive sponge. The soft bristle toothbrush can be used in tight areas. The mineral deposits should come right off, but if they are stubborn, reapply the white vinegar and allow it to soak a little longer. Repeat the scrubbing process until it all comes off.

Next, apply baking soda to a clean damp scrub sponge and use it to wash away the white vinegar, remaining soap scum and other build up. Thoroughly rinse it all away. Follow up by polishing the bathroom faucets with a clean dry rag. If the mineral deposits and previous cleaners have not pitted or etched the metal, the bathroom faucets should sparkle and shine.

Source: Personal Cleaning Experience

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