Removing a Blue Green Stain in the Shower?

Three years ago a stain appeared in my shower. It's a blue-green stain coming from the shower handle to the drain, a streak. Does anyone know how to fix it?


By Casey D. from Trenton, ME

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June 12, 20110 found this helpful

Sounds like the mineral Lime in your water supply, some scrubbing with a toothbrush & Baking Soda should remove it, you can also buy "CLR" [Calcium, Lime, Rust] to apply.

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June 13, 20110 found this helpful

Nope, sounds like copper in your pipes. Copper turns blue green when aging, a LOT of pipes are copper. Try something that take copper stains out but you'd also might want to check with a plumber as to why it's leaking!

A plumbers wife

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June 13, 20111 found this helpful

The bluegreen color is not lime (that is white); it is likely copper, but the copper may have stained the lime deposit. I suspect that you can remove this with vinegar or CLR. I have some stains like this from a dripping tap. You may have a bit of a drip from your shower. I have never had a copper stain without having a lime deposit as well.


I wouldn't bother trying the baking soda. Baking soda will not dissolve a lime deposit as an acid like vinegar will. Little or no scrubbing should be required, just spray on vinegar, or soak a paper towel in vinegar, and lay it on the stain for 10 to 15 minutes. It should dissolve right off.

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June 16, 20110 found this helpful

If the above suggestions don't work, I have discovered Lime Away toilet bowl cleaner gel is my miracle for all things in a shower or sink. Use with caution. Sometimes it discolors metal and then other times it does not. And of course it works great in the toilet!

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September 23, 20170 found this helpful

Not sure what kind of stain it is, but Lime A-Way will get it out very easily.

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September 23, 20170 found this helpful

My shower was seriously stained with copper s thick coating on every wall and I found scrubbing with salt was the best

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January 9, 20180 found this helpful

The best is to use 30% citric acid 30% citric salt, both found at bulk food store, to 1 liter of water. spray on and leave for a few minutes then wipe off. This picks up the oxidized copper.

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October 4, 20170 found this helpful

Whink removes this stain.

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July 27, 20180 found this helpful

Magic Eraser gets rid of it instantly

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January 10, 20190 found this helpful

Vinegar definitely works, I read this thread and went and just did it a few minutes ago. I only had malt (brown) vinegar but it worked a treat.


Took turquoise stain off bath (which had leaked from old shower head) in less than 2 minutes. Happy days.

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