Limestone can leave stubborn and difficult to clean whitish stains and deposits, but not impossible!
I personally have hard water at home and unfortunately the lime stains are visible on different surfaces. Here are some tips and tricks for removing limescale from tiles, plastic and glass!
1. Remove limescale from the tiles
It is common to see lime stains appear on the tiles, especially in a shower!
Here is an anti-limestone recipe that you can use to remove limescale deposits from a tiled floor:
- Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar with 4 tablespoons of baking soda.
- Apply the mixture of vinegar and bicarbonate to the tiles at the level of the lime stains.
- Leave to act for several minutes and rub the stains with a cloth or a brush for more stubborn stains.
- Rinse with water and dry the surface well to prevent the appearance of new stains and make the tiles shine.
Regardless of the type of plastic container you want to descale, for example a kettle or a plastic carafe, vinegar works wonders!
Here is how to remove limescale from plastic:
- Pour into the plastic container 1/2 cup of white vinegar and add 2 tablespoons of baking soda.
- Then fill the container with water and let the solution act for about 1 hour.
- Then boil for a few minutes to remove all the limestone.
- Remove the solution, rinse and boil again with clear water to finish.
Of course, for a plastic container other than a kettle, you can simply scrub the inside with a brush rather than boiling as mentioned in step 3.
3. Tip for removing limescale from windows
Whether on a shower window, on a glass door or on a mirror, there is a natural solution to remove traces and limescale deposits on the windows.
Here is a natural product to remove and dissolve limescale:
Clay stone is an excellent natural product that can clean almost everything in the house, including limescale stains on the windows.
A soft cloth, hot water and a little silver stone is enough to remove limescale from the shower windows, but also from the tiles.
- Clay-based product that cleans and protects.
- Perfect for cleaning and protecting everything around the house.
- Ideal for cleaning limescale on glass and tiles.
4. Dissolve limescale with white vinegar
A 100% natural home recipe for removing limescale from different surfaces is to use white vinegar. Here’s what to do to make this grandma’s recipe a success:
- Mix white vinegar with a little warm water.
- Soak a scouring sponge or a brush in this mixture and scrub the traces of limestone.
- Rinse with a damp cloth and dry the surface to finish.
If the limestone is really difficult to dissolve then you can soak the object to be descaled directly in this mixture for several minutes. Then repeat the above steps to complete the cleaning.
5. Natural anti-limestone for dishwashers
Do you notice the presence of whitish stains on dishes and especially on glass dishes when you empty the dishwasher at home? If so, it is probably the result of water that is too hard, water that is too calcareous.
So rather than washing your wine glasses a second time to remove lime stains, why not use a product designed specifically for this lime problem?
Anti-limescale balls for the dishwasher:
It is indeed possible to place anti-limescale balls directly in the dishwasher to prevent the formation of limescale deposits on the dishes.
Anti-limescale magnetic ball
- Set of 4 anti-lime balls.
- Anti-limestone for dishwashers and washing machines.
- Prevents lime deposits to reduce stains.
Do you wash the dishes by hand?
If you don’t have a dishwasher and wash the dishes by hand then here is the solution to avoid traces of limescale:
- Get in the habit of rinsing dishes in hot water, then rinsing in cold water and letting the dishes air dry.
6. Remove scale from a pan
If your water is hard at home, you may see limescale stains appear in your pots and other kitchen accessories.
Here’s how to dissolve limescale in a pan:
- Fill the pan to be descaled with water and vinegar.
- Add potato peelings to water and boil.
- Boil for a few minutes, rinse and boil again with water only.
You can also use this vinegar trick to descale a filter coffee machine or an electric kettle.
7. Dissolve limescale with a lemon
Another grandmother’s recipe for removing limescale naturally is to use a lemon or lemon juice. You can use this trick to dissolve limescale on a faucet, tile or glass.
Very simply, here is how to do it:
- Cut a lemon into two pieces and scrub the lime stains.
- Then rinse with soapy water to remove all traces of limescale and lemon.
You can also use a sponge that you soak in lemon juice before rubbing the limestone. Ah yes also, for more efficiency you can add table salt to lemon juice to remove stains that are very stubborn on a tiled floor for example.
Another anti-limescale tip or rather tip for dissolving limescale is rubbing alcohol. This product can be used to clean a ton of stubborn stains on various surfaces including stainless steel.
9. Other products to remove and dissolve limescale
Whether for a stainless steel sink, for tiling or for cleaning a tap, here are some other natural and non-natural products to clean and dissolve lime stains:
- methylated spirits
- Rinse aid for the dishwasher
- Meudon white
- the vinegar
- Baking soda
- soda crystals
- lemon juice
10. Product to remove limescale from water
Now that you know how to remove limescale already formed on surfaces, did you know that there are products and solutions to remove limescale from water?
A magnetic field against limestone!
So if you have hard water there is a product that is still effective for removing limescale from water, it is a magnetic anti-limescale product for water pipes.
This product which produces a magnetic field is fixed directly on the various pipes and pipes of the house. It considerably reduces the limestone present in your water thanks to its magnetic side.