Several times well water stains remain on bath tubs, sinks and on other surfaces. Removing well water stains is a fairly inexpensive and an easy task. With the right tools and this guide you will be able to remove the stains. Here’s how you do it yourself.
Step 1 – Safety Measures
The materials and cleaning agents used to remove well water stains are mild. But, in order to prevent any allergic reactions, it is advisable to wear a pair of gloves.
Step 2 – Spotting the Area
The next step is to examine the surface and spot the areas that have been stained by the well water. Well water is known to create stains on the bath tubs, sink, shower faucet, and the toilet bowl.
Step 3 – Resolution Mixture
A resolution mixture is a cleaning agent which will be available at any hardware store. Spray this mixture to the areas that have been affected. As per the instruction on the bottle, leave the cleaning agent to work.
Step 4 – Wiping the Area
Wipe the affected areas with a cloth, by applying a little pressure. This should fix the problem.
Step 5 - Alternative
In case the resolution mixture does not do the trick then, borax power and lemon juice will be your next best option.
Step 6 – The Method
Mix the borax power and the lemon juice till you get a paste like consistency. Brush the well water stains with the paste in circular motion. Brush for a couple of minutes and thereafter let it dry. After it has dried, wash it away with water. Use a sponge to rub the area to get rid of the residues.
Step 7 – Pumice Stone
Sometimes the soft bristles on a brush do not help in removing the stains. In this case a pumice stone will prove to be more efficient while dealing with stubborn well water stains. Be careful, as a pumice stone is hard and if too much force is applied it can leave scratches.
Step 8 – Stain on Clothes
Well water has the tendency to stain clothes as well. Don't toss the stained clothes out, as there is a basic home remedy in the form of lemon juice.
Step 9 – The Method
In a bucket pour a bottle of lemon juice. Place the cloth in this water and let the lemon juice work its magic for approximately 15 minutes. The cloth has to be completely covered with lemon juice.
Step 10 – Washing Machine
After 15 minutes rinse the cloth in warm water and toss it in the washing machine. The detergent and drying will eliminate any the stain.
Step 11 – Stubborn Stains
For the well water stains that have been on your clothes for a long time it would be better if you use a rust remover liquid.
Step 12 – The Method
Use the rust remover liquid along with the detergent and bleach. This will surely remove the well water stains.
These are some of the ways you can remove well water stains from various surfaces.