cleaning hard water stains off glass

beatducksSeptember 13, 2009

It looks like I have hard water stains embedded in/on my glass walls in my shower. I have tried calcium remover, tilex, fantastic, and a home remedy of water lemon juice and vinegar. I dry the walls after each shower and spray them down with a tiles "keep your shower clean in between showers" product. It looks better but far from good!

Any advice out there whether it is homeade or store bought that works well with hard water stains that proably have been there for a couple of years?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The water in some cities can actually etch glass....hope that's not your case.
I would try straight white vinegar and a Scotch Bright scrubber....Finish off with some 10% alcohol.
Linda C

    Bookmark   September 19, 2009 at 10:35AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Not sure about the walls but, you can save yourself a lot of work by starting over by purchasing a new shower door. Coat the door with a hard surface coating like Rain X. Then get in the habit of using a shower squeegee to remove the water from the door after every shower use. This will keep the mineral deposit from adhering to the glass. You will only need to put additional coats of Rain X about once a month.

Also keep in mind that shower doors are tempered glass. Using a razor/scraper or scrub pads on tempered glass can leave nasty scratches.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hard Water Deposits

    Bookmark   January 7, 2010 at 10:05PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
removing dog urine smell
My aister, who works full time, has had a live in nanny....
hard water marks on glasses
Can anyone tell me how to clean hard water marks from...
Carpet Cleaning: Can it Ruin the Carpet?
I've never had a professional carpet cleaning, but...
Has anyone tried Green Works?
I see Costco has Green Works. DH and I are planning...
Jetted Tub Cleaning - I'm at my end point!
Hello everyone, I know this subject has been posted...
Sponsored Products
Bath Authority DreamLine Visions Frameless Sliding Shower Door, Single Threshold
Modern Bathroom
Copeland Furniture | Sarah 28-Inch Two-Drawer Nightstand
Garden Garland Giclee Lamp Shade 13.5x13.5x10 (Spider)
$69.99 | Lamps Plus
Cylinder Bath Bar by Maxim Lighting
$108.00 | Lumens
Montez White Glass Extendable Dining Table
Zuri Furniture
Jaipur Grant Design I-O Discus Solid Pattern Ivory /White Indoor/ Outdoor Rug -
$66.00 | Hayneedle
Westinghouse Chrome and Black Ceramic Pull Chain 7712100
$3.98 | Home Depot
Worlds Away - Mirrored Coffee Table In Gold Leaf - PARSONS G
Great Furniture Deal
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™