Do It Yourself Hard Water Stain Remover! Only TWO Ingredients!!!

Ok. Yesterday I showed you how to make your own glass stove top stain remover using some pretty unconventional stuff! That stain remover madness and victory motivated me to tackle my other huge eye-sore: the outside glass door! I decided it was time to rid myself of the dreaded hard water stain!

Let me explain a little. All of my water comes from a well. This well produces nothing but hard water. Even though I have a water softener system, I’m still plagued with horribly hard water! Now, I’m very lucky to have an automatic sprinkler system on my lawn but the sprinkler somehow manages to spray the door off my back porch. For the last year this thick, disgusting, layer of hard water has developed. It’s so bad, it’s almost impossible to see out of! See?

I’ve tried everything to remove it! No Windex, Scrubbing Bubble or Lime-A-Way could make this stain budge! After my success with potato as a stain remover, I decided to try some of the other crazy concoctions I’ve read about.

Guess what?

I found one that is AMAZING!! You’re going to love this one too…I promise!

Here’s what you’re going to need:

Yes, that’s it!

Now, I promise you we’re not making cocktails! I read about the cleaning power of Coke and then another article about the cleaning power of Vodka so the bartender in me decided, “why not try both at the same time”?! (Light-bulb moment!)

All you have to do is pour a half and half mixture of Coca-Cola and Vodka into a spray bottle.

Now, spray your mixture on your worst hard water stain.

Do not wipe it! Let it sit! You will begin to see the hard water breaking up just like this…

Let your mixture dry on the surface you are working on. Chances are, the stain won’t come off in one shot! I sprayed my glass at least three times! After the third dousing, I walked away. This is what I found an hour later…

AWESOME!!! You can even see where the paint has come clean underneath the glass!

Just FYI, I did not clean the glass with anything other than the Coke/Vodka mixture before I took that last shot! I didn’t even wipe it down!

Now that the hard water has been “eaten away” you can resume cleaning the glass with your normal cleaner.

I hope this post saves you money on useless products and hours spent scrubbing till your arm falls off!

Please remember to like, share, tweet, and Pin this post! Follow us on Pinterest as well! Thanks!

Do It Yourself Hard Water Stain Remover! Only TWO Ingredients!!!

Rating: 51

Do It Yourself Hard Water Stain Remover! Only TWO Ingredients!!!

Ingredients

  • Coca-Cola
  • Vodka
  • Spray Bottle

Instructions

  1. All you have to do is pour a half and half mixture of Coca-Cola and Vodka into a spray bottle.

  2. Now, spray your mixture on your worst hard water stain._Do not wipe it! Let it sit! You will begin to see the hard water breaking up _

  3. Let your mixture dry on the surface you are working on. Chances are, the stain won’t come off in one shot! I sprayed my glass at least three times! After the third dousing, I walked away.

Notes

Just FYI, I did not clean the glass with anything other than the Coke/Vodka mixture before I took that last shot! I didn’t even wipe it down!

https://fabulesslyfrugal.com/hard-water-stain-remover-ingredients/

pin banner

IMG_6290_opt-copy

DIY Body Wash! Turn a $1 Bar of Soap into Luxurious Body Wash!

Repin from Page: 116K+ times!

Do It Yourself Glass Stove Top Cleaner! Only THREE Ingredients!

Repin from Page: 29K+ times!

52 Weeks of Pinterest: Week 23 – Father’s Day Shadow Photo!

Repin from Page: 20K+ times!

Do it Yourself Vapor Shower Disks!! Only THREE Ingredients!!

Repin from Page: 16K+ times!

Do It Yourself Candle Image Transfers! Perfect for Mother’s Day!

Repin from Page: 12K+ times!

DIY: Detail Your Cars Upholstery!!

Repin from Page: 8K+ times!

Can’t get enough of our Projects?
You can now visit our —> DIY Project Gallery!
Follow us on Pinterest —> FabulesslyFrugal

Comments

  • Darbi Nolen

    Would this ruin my stainless steele refridgerator…..the little water runs have stained the doors in little trivits….have used everything to restore it and the only thing that works a little bit is baby oil,but it dosen’t remove them it just buffs it out for a short time !

  • Allison Tindall

    oh wow! I have miserable hard water stains for the same reason you do. I can’t wait to try this!!! The panhandle of Texas will thank you if this works!

  • Sarah

    Going to try this on my shower door. Previous home owners did not clean the glass shower door regularly and I’ve tried everything I can get my hands on for 3 years since buying the house. Lucky for me, the neighbor left a bottle of vodka behind. Its cupcake but just as proof.
    Thank you so much!

  • Curious – did the water drips at the bottom come from the cleaner or were they there before?

    • christina

      Hi Linda! The drips came after I drenched the window. The hard water actually stained the paint on my house! The dripping is the remover mixture (remember, I didn’t wipe) that leaked off the window. It cut through the hard water on the paint too! I’m actually planning on spraying the remover on a couple of other areas around my house that turned white from the hard water to see if I can get rid of that too!

  • Jaci

    And you’d have a good time while you were waiting! 😉

  • I have a housekeeping business and have been looking for a solution to this problem for as long as I’ve been doing it, 29 years! Thanks for the tip, I’ll be sure to try this!

    • christina

      You got it, Waco! I hope this makes things a whole lot easier for you! Just be sure to pour your Vodka mixture before you get to the house! Don’t want any homeowners getting suspicious! 😉

  • Louise Medlen

    I am glad you found something that worked. As the owner of a residential cleaning services this is definitely one of the problems most homeowners have. I have found one product that does work like a charm, regular SPRAY Comet. Not the powder but the one in the spray bottle. It contains citric acid and eats through hard water, soap scum and calcium. Just apply and let it sit for a few minutes then scrub with a scrubbing sponge or a soft bristled brush. I have been amazed at the results.

  • ak_martinez

    Hi there guys, I just want to thank you for this idea. I’m actually searching for an excellent glass stain remover and I saw this. Just this afternoon, I tried it to our shower enclosure that I’ve been trying to remove water stains for several months but now I’m very happy with the result, well, I just don’t have pictures of it but it’s really effective plus when I let my dad see it, he wants to try it to his car, so we’re hoping to see the results there too. 🙂

  • treasuredchaos

    Can we make cocktails out of it? I mean…it would make the cleaning so much more fun! Great tip! I’ll tr it as soon as it’s not freezing out!

Trackbacks

Leave a Reply

Want to see your picture by your comment? Get your custom avatar by registering for free at Gravatar.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *