How to Remove Hard Water Stains from Glass

How to Remove Hard Water Stains from Glass

Shower doors – windows – fish tanks

Method 1: Vinegar
Vinegar is a great, cheap, and easy way to remove hard water stains. It’s also safe for most glass surfaces. Clean the glass before you use the vinegar, make sure you clean the glass with a window cleaner. The cleaner will loosen all the dirt and grime off of your glass.

Method 2: Ammonia
You can also try using ammonia to remove hard water stains from glass. Use a rag to apply ammonia to the stained area, and wipe it down with a dry rag afterwards.

Method 3: Acidic Cleaner

If vinegar and ammonia don’t work, try a cleaner that is made for removing hard water stains. Make sure you follow the instructions on the label – if you don’t then you could end up removing your glass’s shine instead of the hard water stain. Ventilate the room when you use the cleaner, rinse the glass with water after you’re done using it, and make sure you dry the glass off before you try to shine it up again.

Drinking Glasses

Method 1: White Vinegar
White vinegar is a great cleaner for your glassware. You can use it to clean windows and mirrors as well – the acidity in the vinegar will have a great effect on hard water stains. If you’re worried that the vinegar might leave behind a sticky residue, then don’t worry – you can easily wash away any leftover glaze with warm soapy water.

Method 2: White Vinegar + Baking Soda
I love this method – it’s an excellent way to remove hard water stains from your glassware. The white vinegar will have a great effect on the stains, and the baking soda will help to break down the water molecules and allow them to just wash away.