I tried my grandmom's 'secret' method: Now my faucet has been clean for weeks

Written by Henrik Rothen

Nov.27 - 2023 7:38 AM CET

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Now my faucet has been clean for weeks.

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Faucet stains, a common household nuisance, can be effectively tackled with simple, inexpensive methods. Here's a guide to keeping your faucets clean and shiny using everyday items.

Understanding the Problem

The main reason for faucet stains is hard water, which leaves behind minerals like calcium and magnesium. These, along with dust, grease, and soap residues, create stubborn spots that mar the appearance of your faucets, affecting the room's overall aesthetic.

Baby oil

An Unlikely Solution Surprisingly, baby oil is an excellent remedy for these stains. Costing around $1.5, it not only removes grime but also prevents its recurrence. Its oil composition dissolves minerals and leaves a protective layer on the faucet, offering a natural and eco-friendly cleaning solution.

The process

Start by cleaning the faucet with a mild detergent or vinegar to remove visible dirt. Then, apply baby oil generously and rub it in with a damp cloth, ensuring all areas, including hard-to-reach spots, are covered. The faucet will soon start to shine. For persistent stains, repeat the process. Regular use keeps the faucet looking new.

Alternative method: Gray soap

Another effective home remedy is gray soap. Apply it wet to the faucet and polish with a dry cloth. Let it dry without rinsing immediately. This method ensures smooth water flow and prevents water spots.

These simple, mom-approved methods are not only effective but also budget-friendly, making them ideal for maintaining the cleanliness and shine of your faucets.

In the video below, you can see how to use baby oil on your faucet and other items as well.

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