How to Fix Black Stains on Chrome Faucets

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Water can stain chrome faucets quickly.

While most people can spot chrome when it's right in front of them, few people know what chrome really is. When something is chrome, it's never solid chrome. Instead, it has a thin layer of chrome plating or a coat of chrome on its exterior. Chrome is a appropriate option for faucets in kitchens and bathrooms because it gives the rooms a sleek, modern appearance. It can stain somewhat easily, however, bearing black marks from water stains or mineral deposits. Luckily, you don't have to live with those stains.


Step 1

Pour 1/4 cup of white distilled vinegar into a small bowl. Add 1/4 cup of distilled water to the bowl.

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Step 2

Mix the two substances together thoroughly. Soak a paper towel in the mixture until it is saturated.

Step 3

Wrap the wet paper towel around the chrome faucet. Leave it in place about 20 minutes.

Step 4

Remove the paper towel, and buff the chrome faucet dry with a lint-free cloth.

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