How to Clean Calcium Spots Off a Natural Stone Shower Naturally

Calcium spots and deposits are common in the shower when you have hard water.
A natural stone shower requires special care.A natural stone shower requires special care.
Acidic ingredients, such as white vinegar or lemon juice, work well as natural remedies for removing calcium deposits but can damage natural stone surfaces. By using the right supplies and cleaning methods, you can clean calcium spots off your natural stone shower without damaging the stone.

Step 1

Moisten a sponge with water. Sprinkle baking soda over one side of the damp sponge.

Step 2

Scrub the calcium spots on your natural stone shower. Rinse the sponge as needed. Add more baking soda and continue to clean the stones to loosen and remove as much of the calcium deposits as possible.

Step 3

Fill a bucket with 1 gallon of warm water. Pour 1 cup of ammonia into the bucket of water.

Step 4

Dampen a cloth with the diluted ammonia solution. Use it to wash off any remaining calcium spots on your natural stone shower.

Step 5

Rinse your shower with water. Dry the natural stone surface with clean cloths.

Things You Will Need

  • Sponge
  • Baking soda
  • Bucket
  • 1 cup ammonia
  • Cleaning cloths

About the Author

Mary Ylisela is a former teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and mathematics. She has been a writer since 1996, specializing in business, fitness and education. Prior to teaching, Ylisela worked as a certified fitness instructor and a small-business owner.