- 12:21 ET, Mar 24 2022
- Updated: 12:27 ET, Mar 24 2022
A CLEANING fan has shared an amazing hack for getting hard water marks off of showers – and it requires little to no scrubbing.
The person took to Reddit to share the hack, which they had seen on another website.
They shared a picture of their shower, alongside the title: “WD-40 to clean hard water streaks from glass.”
“The clear part is where I used it, the foggy part is obviously where it hasn’t been applied yet,” they added in a comment.
“I haven’t cleaned off the wd-40 yet so there’s still residue, but my goodness the difference is wild.
“Got this tip from a website and was shocked and thrilled that it worked with little effort or scrubbing.”
The poster was praised for the tip by others on Reddit, with one person writing: “I mean yeah it does stand for ‘water displacement’.
“I would’ve never even thought to do that. I would assume it would work on other glass surfaces too right?”
Although some people wondered how long the effects of the WD-40 would last.
“Works until the shampoo breaks the WD40 down,” someone else commented.
Instead, they recommended cleaning the shower with white vinegar, before applying “a layer of RainX rain repellent”.
According to Screwfix.com, “WD-40 cleans, getting under grease, grime, dirt and oil deposits for an easy, wipe clean finish”.
Other tried and tested methods of removing hard water marks from showers including the much-loved Pink Stuff cleaning paste and the Viakal Limescale Remover Spray.
Whatever you use, it’s best to use a cleaner that’s acid-based as water marks are alkaline, so acidic products work brilliantly to remove them.