Remove limescale from the sink


What pleases most rinses is their insensitivity to acids. For stainless steel and ceramics, the most effective acidic substances can be used for the lime solution. On undamaged sink surfaces, some home remedies can also be used well. They have the advantage of being ecologically safer than chemical finished products.

Never scrub and sometimes soak

Sinks made of stainless steel or ceramic are insensitive to acidic agents, but tolerate any scouring effect bad. Therefore, even when removing limescale stains, the main rule is not to use abrasives and tools such as microfibre cloths to scour the pages of household sponges and scourers.

In principle, limescale in the sink can be removed almost incidentally. Almost all dishwashing detergents and cleaning bars for dishwashers have lime-dissolving ingredients. If normal use is not sufficient to prevent limescale or scale film formation, a soak in the sink can help.

The sink is filled with water until overflow protection and then dissolved a cleaning rod therein. After exposure overnight, all lime residues can be removed by rinsing with clear water.

Protect worktops from splashes

When removing limescale stains in the sink, care must be taken to ensure that no sharpeners of the cleaning agent get onto the adjacent worktop made of granite or marble. This is especially true for acidic cleaning agents.

As a home remedy for removing limescale in the sink, citric acid can be used, for example, in the form of squeezed lemon juice. The surfaces are rubbed in and rinsed with clear water after an exposure time of about one hour. Diluted vinegar essence serves the same purpose.

Alcohol and core soap, which is recommended for stainless steel surfaces, also have a lime-dissolving effect. Some Spitzer spirit on a damp cotton cloth not only remove the lime, but also support the gloss on the surface. A well-stirred Kernseifenlauge has the same effect.

Maintenance cleaning with ceramic sinks

Often lime stains are not visible in the sink due to the inherent color of the ceramics. Nonetheless, lime deposits on the surface and eventually leads to unsightly cloudiness and dullness. A decalcifying agent should be applied one to two months, depending on the water hardness.

Tips & Tricks

If you have a stainless steel sink with drainer, you can also rub limescale with baking soda paste, baking soda or toothpaste.


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