How to Remove Stains on a Bathroom Vanity

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Things You'll Need

  • 1 tbsp. of lemon juice

  • 1 cup of vinegar

  • Washcloth

  • 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup of vinegar

  • Dish detergent


Warm vinegar in the microwave to improve mixing. Do your research before cleaning marble and stone vanities to avoid marring the surface. Wipe down a sink or bathtub after use so that hard water doesn’t air dry and leave deposits.

Homemade concoctions can keep a bathroom vanity clean.

Soap, shaving cream, toothpaste and make-up are just some of the things spilled on a bathroom vanity. The mineral buildups in hard water can also cause unsightly blemishes, stains and spots that need to be removed. Various synthetic cleaners on the market can wipe away these spots, but there are also homemade concoctions that work without the harsh chemical fumes. Some spots will take some more scrubbing and soaking if they have been sitting for awhile.

Hard Water Stains

Step 1

Combine 1 tbsp. of lemon juice with 1 cup of vinegar.

Step 2

Rub the combination on the stain using a washcloth and allow it to soak in for three to four minutes.

Step 3

Rinse it off using water and a washcloth.

Toothpaste and Other Counter Stains

Step 1

Mix together a 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of liquid dish detergent, and then add 1/4 cup of vinegar, until you reach the desired consistency.

Step 2

Rub the mixture onto the stains, and wipe away using a wash cloth.

Step 3

Spot clean with a dab of dish detergent, followed by a sprinkling of baking soda. Wipe away the mixture with a washcloth to remove.


Rebekah Martin

Rebekah Martin is a freelance writer and tutor. Her work has appeared in various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Mississippi College. Martin teaches her young children at home and also teaches Sunday School to preschoolers.