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Get Rid Of Hard Water Stains With A Handy Item You Already Own
Hard water has a high calcium and magnesium content. When it evaporates, the minerals remain, creating a white residue that's tough to remove from wood and other porous surfaces.
Vaseline doesn't mix with water, so when applied to a surface, it creates a protective layer that shields from further hard water marks and helps loosen existing ones.
To try this, first thoroughly clean the affected surface with a mild soap solution, removing as much of the stain as possible before letting it dry completely.
Using a clean, soft cloth, take a dollop of Vaseline and gently rub it on the stain. Ensure you cover the affected area and leave the petroleum jelly on overnight if possible.
Take another clean, soft cloth and gently rub off the Vaseline. You will notice that not only does the stain come off, but the surface also gets a nice, polished look.
It’s important to note that Vaseline isn’t recommended for use on high-gloss wood, as it can leave a greasy residue that attracts dust and dulls the surface’s shine.
To preserve the sheen of wood furniture after trying this hack, apply wax or wood polish to the surface and buff until you've achieved the desired effect.