How to Remove Hard Water Stains for a Plastic Shower

Hard water stains occur when household water has a high mineral content. As water dries on surfaces, it leaves behind minerals that appear white on a surface. Because these mineral stains are unsightly, most people prefer to remove them when they occur. Remove hard water stains from a plastic shower surface with basic household ingredients. This removal process keeps your bathroom surfaces clean and shiny.

Remove hard water stains from plastic shower surfaces.

Step 1

Fill the spray bottle with full-strength white vinegar.

Step 2

Spray the hard water stains on the plastic shower surfaces with the white vinegar to saturate them completely.

Step 3

Rub the plastic surface with the nylon scrubber to remove the hard water stains.

Step 4

Assess the plastic surface. If the stains persist, proceed to the next step.

Step 5

Pour approximately ¼ cup of baking soda into the shallow bowl.

Step 6

Spray the remaining stains again with the white vinegar.

Step 7

Dip the nylon scrubber into the baking soda, and apply the baking soda to the vinegar-moistened plastic surface.

Step 8

Rub the plastic surface with the nylon scrubber to work the baking soda into the vinegar. Continue rubbing until you remove every remaining hard water stain.

Step 9

Rinse the plastic surface with clear water.

Step 10

Dry the plastic surface with a towel to finish the cleaning process.

Kathryn Hatter

Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.