Stainless steel’s hardness and ability to repel stains make is a popular material for kitchens and home appliances. Stainless steel, however, is susceptible to hard water stains that appear on your kitchen sink. Hard water leaves white marks on sinks that cannot always be removed by simply washing with water and soap. Luckily, the items you’ll need to remove these stains are probably already in your home. If not, you can purchase them at any grocery store.
Things You'll Need
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
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Soak a clean cloth in white vinegar. Soak several cloths if the white hard water stains are extensive.
Lay the cloth over the white stains on your sink. Leave the cloths on the stains overnight.
Rinse the area in the morning with clear water. Rub with a clean, dry cloth until the stainless steel is completely dry. This will prevent watermarks from developing.
Mix a paste of 1 tbsp. of baking soda and a few drops of water if the hard water marks are still visible. The baking soda will act as a mild abrasive and should remove the hard water stains.
Use the corner of a clean, damp cloth to rub the baking soda paste into the stains.
Rinse the area with clear water and rub with a clean, dry cloth until the stainless steel is completely dry.