How to Remove Calcium Deposits From a Marble Shower

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Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle

  • Vinegar

  • Dish detergent

  • Sponge

Calcium deposits often form on marble showers when hard water is present in the home. This can quickly dull the appearance of the marble, requiring you to find a product that will clean the calcium deposits without harming the marble finish. Commercial products are on the market that will take care of this problem; however, they may cost more than you are willing to pay. Making a homemade solution is the perfect alternative.


Step 1

Pour three parts water and one part vinegar into a spray bottle.White vinegar will disinfect and break apart the calcium deposits without harming the marble surface.

Step 2

Add a tbsp. of liquid dish detergent to the solution; this will also help cut through the calcium and leave behind a streak-free shine.

Step 3

Twist the cap onto the bottle, and shake gently to combine all ingredients.

Step 4

Spray the solution directly onto the areas affected by the deposits, and scrub with a sponge. Repeat as needed until all signs of the calcium deposits are gone.

Step 5

Use the spray weekly as a maintenance treatment, which will keep the shower clean and free of calcium.



Mel Frank

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