Removing hard water stains from glasses

Useful tips – removing hard water stains from glass

Do you know what the ugly white stains on the sides of your beautiful glass cups is? If you have always been bothered by it and have no clue where to start, here are some fool-proof ways to keep it sparkly and shiny.


Firstly, what exactly causes the glass to stain? Hard water contains minerals like calcium and magnesium which leaves a stain on the glass and can be challenging to remove. Here are some approaches:

  1. Dishwashing soap can help maintain the shine of your glass. Just remember to rinse your glass before drying
  2. Use an old newspaper to scrub the stains away. The newsprint can reduce the minerals, making it easier to rub the stains away. You can use the newspaper in its dry state or soak it in water before cleaning.
  3. White vinegar can also tackle the mineral deposits. Mixing it with lemon juice or baking soda also helps. Either spray the solution or apply the paste on the stained area then rinse off after a few minutes.
  4. Glass also has to be dried correctly to prevent water stains from appearing. Wiping immediately after washing with a soft cloth leaves it looking shiny and polished

Extra tips

Dealing with hard water stains right away will save you lots of trouble and headache later on. If homemade remedies do not interest you, try looking for select cleaning products that help with tackling glass stains.