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Home Maintenance And Repair - 01500207
06/24/03

Removing Lime Deposits on Bathroom Fixtures



Regular cleaning can prevent buildup of staining material. Repair leaking, dripping faucets to stop staining.

Lime or hard-water mineral buildup is dissolved by an acid. Vinegar or lemon juice may be rubbed over the stain, to dissolve. Do not leave on stain too long, as acids will eventually damage surface of porcelain enamel. Rinse thoroughly. Commercial products designed to remove lime deposit may be used if label says safe for the surface. Do not use acids on fiberglass, nor any commercial product unless label says safe for fiberglass.

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This article was written by Anne Field, Extension Specialist, Emeritus.

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