How To Clean Water Stains From Bricks

Spraying a brick wall with water from a hose
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  • Beginner
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What You'll Need
White wine vinegar
Spray bottle
Garden hose
Hard-bristled scrub brush

If you have any brick surfaces in your home that have incurred water stains, you should familiarize yourself with how to remove a water stain from bricks so you can bring back the color. In just a few easy steps, you'll be able to successfully clean a water stain from bricks.

Step 1 - Apply Your Vinegar

White wine vinegar is a surprisingly effective tool in purging a water stain from bricks. Begin the stain removal process by pouring some white wine vinegar into a clean empty spray bottle. Next, vigorously apply the vinegar to the water-stained area of your brick surface. After allowing the vinegar to sit for 15 to 20 minutes, you'll be ready for the next step.

Step 2 - Scrub the Water Stain

Now that your vinegar has had enough time to penetrate the water stain, you will need to use a hard-bristled scrub brush to thoroughly scrub the stained area. If the water stain proves unyielding, you may need to apply some more vinegar. Keep in mind that getting rid of a water stain that has had a good deal of time to set will require a substantial amount of elbow grease. Once the stain has been removed, use a garden hose to rinse any remaining vinegar from the freshly cleaned area.