How to Remove Hard Water Spots From Shower Tile

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Clean hard water spots from shower tile with vinegar.
Clean hard water spots from shower tile with vinegar. (Image: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Hard water spots are a problem on nearly all shower surfaces, and a tile shower is no exception. Water spots result from water that splashes and dries onto the tile, leaving you with a cloudy residue. To remove the hard water spots, use something safe for both the tile and any surrounding grout, and also something that can safely be rinsed off and pass through your plumbing system. Avoid the use of chemical ingredients and stay with a homemade cleaning solution.

Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle
  • 1/2 tsp. dish soap
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • Nylon sponge with scouring pad
  • Cleaning rags

Combine 2 cups water, 1/2 cup white vinegar and 1/2 tsp. dish soap in a spray bottle. Shake to mix ingredients.

Spray the cleaner onto your shower tile and scrub the hard water spots off with a wet sponge, using the nylon scouring pad side as needed for heavier areas of buildup.

Continue over the entire shower until all spots are removed, and rinse the shower with clear water.

Dry the shower tile with a clean rag to prevent new spots from forming.

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