I have more hard water spots than I know what to do with. I keep thinking they’re coming clean as I’m scrubbing, but as soon as the shower is dry, they reappear. I came across a natural cleaning method on Pinterest. This pinner claimed that you can just rub a cut lemon on the spots, buff and POOF, they’re gone! I couldn’t wait to try this! I cut a lemon and headed to the bathroom to try it out. I rubbed and rubbed and buffed and scrubbed and nothing happened. It was no different that before I started. But, it did a nice job cleaning my sink.
In my frustration, I looked around the bathroom and spotted a tube of toothpaste. I’ve used it to clean silver jewelry before, I wonder if it would clean my shower? I squeezed out a tiny bit, half the size of a pea. I rubbed it around the faucet, rinsed and dried with a paper towel. IT WORKED! In fact, its a week later and it looks exactly the same! SPOT FREE!
I would not try this on a bronze or brushed nickel finish. I was using another product to clean my kitchen and while cleaning the brushed nickel faucet, the finish rubbed right off. It now looks like dull chrome. 🙁 Don’t chance it.