Limestone is a porous natural stone. Therefore, it tends to absorb fluids that come in contact with. Thus, it is quite easy to have all kinds of lime spots around the house, especially in the kitchen and bathroom or on the ceramic surfaces, tiles or glass.
1. Use natural products
Most of the best solutions are present in your pantry. We are talking about vinegar diluted with water, lemon juice, Epsom salt and baking soda.
2. Create your own formula
Prepare a concoction with baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and distilled water. The solution should be applied to the stained area and left overnight.
3. Use a sponge
Wire brush can be very effective when you want to clean a stained area. But it is not advisable to use it. Along with removing stains you’ll get scratches on the surface. Instead, use a sponge diluted in the concoction for cleaning limestone.
4. Remove limestone stains with the proper solution
If you have an acrylic bath tub with lime spots, try a to clean it using a sponge soaked in vinegar.
Faucets can be cleaned if you put some water with vinegar over them.
Another option to clean limestone is using lemon juice. Apply it on the stained area and let it work for a few minutes, then wipe the surface with a dry cloth.
If you have a shower glass door, limestone stains can quickly gather here after water has dried. Make a solution with lemon juice, vinegar and coarse salt and remove them.
You can remove limestone stains from the mirror too using lemon juice. Press with half a lemon over the entire mirror’s surface, let it act a few minutes then rinse.
For limestone stains on tiles, use lemon juice. If it doesn’t have the desired effect, you should try a solution designed for these types of surfaces.