Vinegar is highly acidic and can be used for stubborn deposits of limescale build-up. The most effective way of doing this to take a small plastic cup and fill it to the brim with vinegar, preferably pickling vinegar as this is the most acidic. By immersing the tap in the cup of vinegar and wrapping a small towel around both the cup and tap to hold it in place, an individual can effectively remove limescale from the main part of the tap. Soaking a piece of cotton wool in vinegar and wrapping it around the affected parts can remove limescale around the posts of the tap.
The vinegar acts as a descaling liquid and by leaving the cotton wool for an hour or two should thoroughly clean around the tap. Using a plastic scourer to scrub any remaining limescale after the cotton wool has been removed is also advisable. Lemon juice can also be used to clear limescale by cutting a lemon in half and squeezing it into a small bowl. A lemon half can clean the spout of the tap by gently twisting it around the tap for several minutes. These are some of the best limescale removers for taps.