Is your stained toilet bowl looking old, soiled and unkempt? Is it calling out for some tender loving care?
Then you’ve come to the right place!
A very stained toilet bowl is not a lovely image for you, and it’s not an overly welcoming sight for guests to see when they visit your bathroom either.
The good news is that many store-bought products and home concoctions can fight these stains. The bad news? Removing mineral stains requires some elbow grease, so don’t expect it to be an easy process.
If you’re using a commercial cleanser, follow the directions on the label. But you can use more natural solutions that you probably already have at home:
Remove Brown Stains in Bottom of Toilet Bowl
The acidic nature of vinegar works perfectly when you need an agent for softening and lifting buildup from the bottom of your toilet bowl.
We love affordable solutions! Here is how to do this right way:
◾ Pour one liter of undiluted vinegar around the sides of the toilet bowl,
◾ Let it be for about three hours,
◾ Scrub off any leftover stains with white vinegar,
◾ Flush the toilet off to get rid of residue,
◾ Repeat if needed.
⚪ Vinegar and baking soda
◾ Add 1 or 2 cups of vinegar to the toilet bowl along with a few sprinkles of baking soda.
◾ Swish the solution around the bowl with your brush for a few minutes and then let it sit for about 15 minutes.
◾ Scrub the stains with your brush (or pumice stone). If this doesn’t remove the stain, try adding some lemon juice to dissolve the last of it.
◾ Turn the water back on, flush and repeat the cleaning process, if necessary.
Medium grain sandpaper will do 90% of the task, while fine grain will polish the bowl up.
◾ Gently rub the stain with the medium sandpaper,
◾ Pressing too hard may damage or scratch the bowl (and we are trying to help as much as we can to prevent additional costs),
◾ Buff the stain away with the fine grain sandpaper,
◾ Clean the toilet and flush it with water.
Remove Hard Water Stain in Toilet Bowl
A much better solution is to use some WD-40 Multi-Use Product. Most people don’t know that WD-40 can solve many of their household cleaning needs quickly and easily. When cleaning a toilet bowl, WD-40 works by softening the rust and lime deposits, so they can be easily wiped away. You don’t need to use much of it. Simply spray on the affected area, wait a minute or two and brush it away with a regular toilet brush.
You might think it’s an old wives tale but it really works for cleaning toilet bowl stains. Pour a can of coke (e.g. Coca Cola) into your toilet bowl and make sure you coat the whole bowl. Whilst most of the coke will drain down into the water, it will leave an acidic residue on the bowl as well. You need to leave the coke in your toilet bowl for at least an hour, overnight is better. You then flush away the residue.
⚫ Trisodium Phosphate cleaning solution
Just like powdered borax, you can’t find trisodium phosphate in every store. However, once you’ve get it, this product will prove its effectiveness.
Add a tablespoon of trisodium phosphate to about 1 gal of warm water and mix well. Soak a cloth in this solution and use it to rub stubborn stains inside the toilet bowl.
Got your own solution? Tell us about it in the comments.