Close-up of a clean sink after removing hard water stains. Close-up of a clean sink after removing hard water stains.

How to Remove Hard Water Stains

Removing hard water stains and calcium buildup is essential with regular bathroom usage. OxiClean™ cleaners help remove limescale and keep your spaces looking clean!

How to Get Rid of Hard Water Stains


Remove Hard Water Stains

Prevent Hard Water Stains

Hard water stains, also referred to as limescale and calcium deposits, occur because of the buildup of excess minerals in hard water. When you wash with soap and water, hard water deposits can take the form of a scaly crust that soap scum can also latch onto. As such, it’s important to clean hard water stains early and wipe away the limescale whether it’s in the sink, bathtub or on toilet bowl exterior surfaces, or your shower walls.
OxiClean™ has two limescale remover options: Bathroom Cleaner and FoamTastic™ . No matter which one you choose, the spray-and-wipe formula helps make removing hard water stains incredibly simple!
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1. Point

Turn to the “ON” position if using OxiClean™ Bathroom Cleaner. Aim nozzle at any limescale or chalky white residue on toilet bowl exterior surfaces, or in your bathtub, shower or sink area.

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2. Spray

Spray 6”-8” from the surface. Apply to surface until thoroughly wet.

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3. Wipe

Wipe with clean cloth. If you’re using OxiClean™ FoamTastic™, wait until the blue foam turns white before wiping away with a wet cloth or sponge to remove hard water stains, then rinse with water.

Boom. Quick and easy. See any lime stains on toilet bowl exterior surfaces or layer of white, chalky residue on your shower doors? They are no match for OxiClean™ cleaners.

OxiClean™ Bathroom Cleaner is non-abrasive, so it can remove hard water buildup and stains and clean soap scum on toilet bowl exterior surfaces or in your glazed porcelain tub without damaging the surface when used as directed. Additionally, Bathroom Cleaner kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses* and provides no mess cleaning. Watch how Bathroom Cleaner does the hard work getting rid of limescale on toilet bowl exterior surfaces or in sinks and leaves surfaces sparkling!
Or, if you tend to make things extra sudsy when you shower and need to remove hard water stains or soap scum on your bathroom walls, try FoamTastic™! It’s fast-acting ingredients quickly clean surfaces without hard scrubbing to help get rid of hard water buildup! Choose your favorite FoamTastic™ scent - Fresh or Lemon Citrus - to help you get rid of limescale while providing a smell you’ll love!
*On hard, non-porous surfaces. Bacteria and Viruses: Let stand for 5 minutes.
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