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DIY Foolproof Hard Water/Calcium Removal

Updated on March 10, 2015


After using the DIY calcium remover!
After using the DIY calcium remover! | Source

Got Calcium Buildup? Me too.

I don't know about most of you, but I get the worst calcium buildup. Sure, I could probably avoid it by wiping the sink dry after every single use, but who has time for that? Not me. Trees thank me for not using paper towels. My washing machine thanks me for not having to wash hand towel after hand towel.

After attempting so many products to remove the calcium, (that did nothing but stink my house up with chemical smells) I decided to do some digging. After poking around on Pinterest, I found a link to DIY Confession’s blog that I was originally skeptical about. I mean, after spending money on "professional" chemicals and seeing no results, why would stuff in my cupboards work...

Well, I am here to tell you they did. And they worked wonderfully!

Seriously, it's as easy as 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Ready to see how this...

So gross looking right? This was after trying to clean it with chemicals!
So gross looking right? This was after trying to clean it with chemicals!
All you need, plus a spray bottle!
All you need, plus a spray bottle! | Source

Turned into the image up top!

I gave it a try anyway. Let me tell you, this is not rocket science. It's about as difficult as a one sided Rubik's Cube. Fill a spray bottle with the following:

  1. A little less than half fill the bottle with white vinegar (I only had apple cider vinegar and it worked just fine but stinks really bad).
  2. Lemon concentrate. (I used what was left in my little lemon squeeze thing.)
  3. Generously add any dish detergent you use.


  1. Shake…
  2. Spray.
  3. Let it sit for about a half hour.
  4. Scrub, rinse, and whala!

After Spraying: The Waiting Game

Wait approximately thirty minutes...
Wait approximately thirty minutes...


I just can't get enough of the results!
I just can't get enough of the results!

Still don't think it works? Well, here's a side by side of the before and after. I couldn't be happier and there was nothing toxic in the mixture.

Before and After

So? What do you think?
So? What do you think?

The Votes are In! Let me know.

How well did this work for you?

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