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post #1 of Old 05-09-2013, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Limeston in the shower

How can I eliminate the limestone in the shower ?????
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post #2 of Old 06-28-2018, 12:07 PM
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For a piled up limestone use a hydrochloric acid. You can buy it in any supermarket. You just need to be very careful while using it because can damage your skin so use a protecting gloves.

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When cleaning a limestone shower you can not use any type of acidic cleaning products. You also have to be careful even when using professional alkaline tile cleaning products on limestone. Improperly applying even professional cleaning products can stain or damage the finish of limestone. Limestone is also an extremely soft stone and any type of abrasive scrub pads or scrub brushes can easily scratch or dull the the finish of the limestone.

A professional level soap scum remover like MB-3 is the best way to remove soap scum in a limestone shower. MB-3 is a professional non acidic soap scum remover that will effectively remove soap scum without damaging the finish of the limestone. MB-3 also works to clean off hard water deposits on the limestone tiles.

When cleaning limestone you should always properly dilute your chemical cleaning products with water before applying them to the limestone. It is also important to water down and get the limestone wet before actually applying any type of cleaning solution to limestone. MB-3 should be diluted 2 parts warm water with one part MB-3.
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Things You Will Need -

Stone cleaner or non-acidic soap scum remover
Spray bottle
Sponge with scrubber
Penetrating stone sealer
Nylon-bristle scrub brush
Squeegee or chamois cloth
Rubber gloves (optional)
Safety goggles (optional)

Create your own mixture for removing the soap scum by combining 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap with 2 cups of water.
Baking soda works as a soft abrasive to remove tough scum buildup. Apply it directly to the scrubbing pad side of a sponge. Rub the scrubber on the soap scum in a circular motion. Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft cloth.
Dry the shower with a squeegee or with a towel after every use to help prevent soap scum buildup.
Read the labels of store-bought products to ensure they are safe to use on limestone.
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Great reply westpaqcleaning. Good instructions to follow right there.

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