Cut a hole in the bottom of a heavy garbage bag. Slide the garbage bag over the faucet. Make sure the entire faucet is contained in the bag.
Tape the cut end of the bag shut with duct tape in a circular motion around the faucet. Wrap tape in 3 to 4 layers to prevent water from seeping out.
Fill the bag with an equal amount of water and white vinegar. Make sure there is enough water to cover the faucet. Add the juice of a lemon to the mixture in the bag. Tighten the top of the bag with a twist tie or rubber band.
Let stand for a few hours. For maximum benefit, allow to sit overnight.
Carefully remove the bag and solution. If water stains are severe, repeat these steps until the desired result is achieved.
Rinse well and dry with a soft cloth or paper towels.
Things You Will Need
- Large plastic bag
- Duct tape
- Rubber band or large twist tie
- White vinegar
- Lemon juice
- Stains on the faucets are tough to remove; the best treatment is prevention. To prevent future staining, occasionally wipe down faucets with a paper towel or cloth dipped in vinegar.