Unfortunately, lime scale formation in the bathroom seems to be inevitable, as most of the surfaces in this environment are often in contact with water. Usually, we find this chalky build-up around and on faucets, which have white halos and stains that cause them to lose all their shine. So how to do it? Simple, just try the Knot Trick to get back to shiny, like-new faucets!
How to prepare
Trying the Knot Trick is really a piece of cake, as all you will need are some ingredients that you will surely already have in your pantry and a cloth or a fairly long piece of cloth, such as the one used for washing floors, so that you can wrap it tightly around the faucets. Then fill a bowl with half a glass of water and 2 of white alcohol vinegar, after which you dip the cloth inside the resulting mixture and wring it out only slightly. At this point, wrap it around the fountain or faucet dulled by lime scale, make a tight knot and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Finally, remove the cloth, scrub with a soft sponge to clean further, rinse and dry-your faucet will be shiny as new! As an alternative to vinegar, you can also use citric acid, which is known precisely for its anti-scale power. We remind you, in fact, that it is considered a godsend for descaling household appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines! Soak, then, the cloth in a mixture composed of 1/3 lb. of citric acid and 1 quart of water, then knot it on the faucet until it is completely covered and proceed as already seen with vinegar!
Other tricks for removing limescale from faucets
Besides the cloth trick, however, there are other tricks that can make your faucets shiny as new again. Let’s see them together:
Lemon, you know, is an ingredient known starting with our grandmothers for its many properties. In addition, in fact, to degreasing and perfuming, it is also able to polish the steel of your faucets full of limestone halos!
Cut, then, the lemon in half and rub it, as if it were a sponge, on the faucet. After that, leave it for a while and rinse and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. For a more effective effect, you can also combine lemon with salt, as both are known for their ability to degrease and polish. You will simply dip just half of the cut lemon into a saucer containing salt until it creates a thin white layer, after which you wait a while for the salt to soften on contact with the lemon. Of course, we recommend that you use fine salt and avoid coarse salt because it can be very abrasive and could scratch your faucets. Then, run the sponge over the steel surface, always making sure to shake it before use so that excess salt is removed.
And how could baking soda, which has a mild abrasive action that can remove white limescale stains, be missing from the roll call? We remind you, in fact, that it is also used to remove yellow stains in the toilet! Again, we recommend that you proceed with the knot trick, always soaking the rag in very hot water, and spreading, then, a good amount of baking soda on the rag. Afterwards, knot it around the faucet, leave it for a while and rinse: goodbye limescale!
Finally, let’s see how to make an anti-scale mixture that can make your faucets like new again! In addition, you can also use it to polish your kitchen steel to a mirror-like shine! Therefore, equip yourself with:
- 1 cup of vinegar
- ½ cup of water
- juice of 2 lemons
Mix all the ingredients in a graduated jug, after which decant the resulting mixture into a spray bottle and spray it on the faucet. Leave it on for a while and rinse!
I remind you to try the remedies first in non-visible corners of the surfaces to be treated so as not to stain them irreversibly. Always avoid surfaces such as marble and natural stone so as not to corrode them.