Wax Paper Water Spot Preventer

0 Posted by - March 19, 2013 - DIY & Crafts, Home Decor

Guys, I realize this is a lazy post, but I have cramps and I’m attempting to diet, and I’m just sort of miserable today, so tough.

Today I’m testing whether wax paper can prevent water spots and finger prints on chrome faucets. Pinners all over claim that this idea came from Realsimple.com, but I can’t find evidence of that anywhere on RealSimple’s site…

Source: I dunno. Email me if you know.

Source: I dunno. Email me if you know.

I decided to give it a try on my bathroom faucet since my kitchen sink is currently full of marbles with green cake stuck to them.

First I lubed up my faucet.


I have to say, it was my first faucet-job, but I got no complaints, if you know what I mean.

Then I sprinkled some water on it and touched it with my fingers, hoping to leave water spots and fingerprints.


The results? Clearly someone made up this pin because they thought it would be funny to make every over-zealous house-cleaner in America (and possibly the world) give their faucets a handie.



  • Mary Hardin March 19, 2013 - 9:32 pm Reply

    At least you had the sense to use lube. I don’t think faucets are dry guys.

  • Anna Haase March 19, 2013 - 9:55 pm Reply

    After working in a clothing store I can tell you that it works for something. Hangars will begin sticking to the metal bars, and making that nails on chalkboard sound. Rub the pole down with wax paper and it’s smooth sailing! No water needed.

    • ChickieD March 20, 2013 - 9:58 am Reply

      Rub the pole down. He he.

  • Kendra March 19, 2013 - 10:04 pm Reply

    when I worked retail we lubed the racks with wax paper so they wouldn’t squeak when people moved the hangers…. we never left our racks disappointed, so I’m sorry that your faucet was. Next time rub harder.

  • Craig Thom March 19, 2013 - 11:49 pm Reply

    Maybe car wax would work.

  • Bridget Davidson Ramanand March 20, 2013 - 12:24 am Reply

    Did ya try using your other hand? Also, a little tongue action mighta got the job done. After you get passed those cramps and fuggetabout that diet, I think you should give this one another lick. 😛

  • Franziska Külbel March 20, 2013 - 4:56 am Reply

    You should work in a coffee shop – everytime you foam up the warm milk you have to wipe the tiny ‘foamer’ you perform THAT kind of action and on a really busy day, you pleasure it more than any hard-working prostitute would.

    • ChickieD March 20, 2013 - 10:05 am Reply

      I work with computer systems. My company explored a program that works similar to Kinect or Wii – you use your hands in the air instead of on a mouse or keyboard. For some brilliant reason the programmers decided that you would indicate to the system that you are using it placing your thumb and forefinger together in a circle shape. Move up to go up the menu. Move down to go down the menu. Up. Down. Hands in that circle shape. Yeah, I love to control my computer at work by making that jerk off motion.

  • Mack Carpenter March 20, 2013 - 7:05 am Reply

    Better a water stain than a Bill-Clinton-blue-dress stain, am I right?

  • thriftyschoolmarm March 20, 2013 - 7:12 am Reply

    I’ve been finding a lot of these “Pinterest Lies” lately. “The Golden Egg”: don’t believe the hype!

  • Crystal Kelly Yzaguirre March 20, 2013 - 7:42 am Reply

    I have cramps too. Twinsies!

  • LKGirlHPFan March 20, 2013 - 7:42 am Reply

    I notice that you’re dieting the day after you made cupcakes. Is this a trick to keep from having to marble more cupcakes? Hmm?

  • Amanda Johnson March 20, 2013 - 8:14 am Reply

    You got no complaints because Mrs. Meyers finished the faucet off first. And now she’ll have to do it again since the wax paper didn’t do jack . . . well, prevention-wise. (And if you’re reeeally into “prevention,” shouldn’t you have used something made of latex?)

  • Hot Girl March 20, 2013 - 4:06 pm Reply

    I thought it was dryer sheets….?

    • J Cole March 21, 2013 - 4:37 pm Reply

      I tried dryer sheets and was disappointed, and when I posted on facebook about it, my peeps got all up in arms swearing it was wax paper. I give up and I really don’t care what my faucets look like anymore.

  • Katherine Horejsi March 20, 2013 - 4:10 pm Reply

    If you’d provided the faucet with a little inspirational reading material, you’d have been finished much sooner…leaving you to nurse your cramps while it rolled over and snored.

    • Jill Hoffman March 20, 2013 - 8:34 pm Reply

      wow LOL

  • Ryanres1 March 20, 2013 - 8:04 pm Reply

    For the diet, try the my fitness pal app. It’s awesome, you can track what you eat and your workouts on your phone. Their database is really good so finding the stuff you eat is really easy. It’s one of the only things that’s worked for me and I’ve lost and kept off 15 pounds : ) I hope you check it out!

    • Jill Hoffman March 20, 2013 - 8:34 pm Reply

      i use it too

  • Anonyma March 21, 2013 - 5:32 am Reply

    When they installed a new freezer in the fish factory I used to work in, they made us go over the steel-covered outer wall with car wax. This was done per the manufacturer’s instructions to repel water and prevent dirt from sticking to it, so there must be something in it. My guess is that the wax on the wax paper doesn’t harden like car wax and so doesn’t really repel anything much.

  • Gemini Girl March 22, 2013 - 9:31 pm Reply

    You crack me up girl!

  • Jasi Lee March 24, 2013 - 6:25 pm Reply

    everytime i’m on the rag i think “wow! this is exactly when i should give up sugar and eat only 400 calories”. with nausea, cramps, caffeine headaches, sugar withdrawal rage, panty hemorrhaging and diet fatigue, i am one awesome person to be around, at least until i pull an all-nighter in the pantry.

  • BeKa June 11, 2013 - 12:03 pm Reply

    My 2¢ here: It may sound strange (I received many an awkward reaction from people when I mentioned this) I found that wax paper works great on the spout itself, to avoid that crusty, lime build-up. Even stranger, the name-brand wax paper seems to work better for this than the store-brand… (Thanks for the extra wax, Reynolds!)

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  • Kim August 18, 2013 - 11:53 am Reply

    I did this and made a scratch on my faucet. I wasn’t pleased. I too failed. 😉

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