The 5p trick to get rid of hard water stains in your kitchen & bathroom – you’ll think you’ve walked into a showroom

Removing hard water stains from your bathroom and kitchen can be a nightmare — but it doesn’t have to be.

A cleaning pro has come up with a clever 5p way to remove stubborn stains instantly – and it’s really easy.

The cleaning expert shares the simple trick to cleanly removing hard water stains


The cleaning expert shares the simple trick to cleanly removing hard water stainsPhoto credit: Instagram – @livecomposed
The hack keeps the marks off for weeks


The hack keeps the marks off for weeksPhoto credit: Instagram – @livecomposed

Azure MacCannell raved about the simple hack on Instagram that’s super cheap.

All you need is fine steel wool, which you can buy at most supermarkets or hardware stores, and some mineral oil.

The cleaning pro used the sheer wool to “clean up” the dirt around their faucets.

After the dirt was removed, she wiped it off with a damp cloth to prepare for the next step.

“Then treat with mineral oil,” she said.

“It can repel water and stay clean for weeks.”

She splashed a small amount of oil directly onto her sink and surrounding countertops before buffing it in with a microfiber cloth.

If you don’t already have mineral oil at home, you can buy it from Amazon for just £4.99. However, since you only need a small amount of it, it only costs 5 cents per use.

Through the bargain trick, Azure’s bathroom sink looked brand new again, with no hard water stains in sight.

“In everything, do a random test first. This darkens the stone a bit, as it would if it were sealed,” she added.

Other cleaning fans loved the tip and thanked Azure for sharing.

One said: “Hard water formation is the worst! Great tip.”

“I hate hard water spots and have a lot of these at home thanks for the tip,” commented another.

Meanwhile, someone else said they swear by the same method.

“I also use mineral oil on my cutting board, it’s the best thing I’ve ever bought,” they gushed.

“Have to try this, we have a lot of hard water,” wrote another.

The counters looked like new again


The counters looked like new againPhoto credit: Instagram – @livecomposed

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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