Remove Toilet Stains

Nothing seems more embarrassing than not being able to remove toilet stains when you are preparing to have people over. These brownish or yellow stains normally come from hard water in your home no matter how often you clean. Never fear toilet stain removal can be fairly simple with the right products.

Remove Toilet Stain

Method 1: Remove Toilet Stain with Vinegar

What you will need:

  • Vinegar
  • Toilet brush

This first method to removing toilet stains calls for vinegar as the main cleaning agent. To remove the toilet stains follow these simple steps:

  1. To begin the toilet stain removal process you will need to measure out 3 cups of vinegar.
  2. Allow the vinegar to sit for a few minutes. This will allow the vinegar to begin removing the toilet stains.
  3. Once you feel the vinegar has had time to sit you will want to take you toilet brush and scrub the toilet free of stains.
  4. Flush the toilet so you can inspect the area.
  5. If the stain remains you can repeat the process or move on to method 2. If you are choosing to repeat method 1 you can try and leave the vinegar in the toilet bowl for a little longer than you did the first time.

If you catch the toilet stain quick enough you should be able to get rid of the stains without much trouble, but the more the stain builds up the harder it will be to remove it.

Method 2: Remove Toilet Stain with Vinegar

What you will need:

  • Vinegar
  • Spray bottle
  • Toilet brush

Method 2, for removing toilet stains, also calls for vinegar as the cleaning agent. Only this time you are going to use a spray bottle to spray the toilet stains directly with vinegar. To remove the toilet stains follow these simple steps:

  1. Empty the toilet bowl of its water. You can do this by shutting off the water supply and flushing the toilet one time.
  2. Using a spray bottle, filled with vinegar, spray the stains directly with the pure vinegar.
  3. Allow the vinegar to work its magic for a few minutes. If you have a stubborn stain you can leave the vinegar on the stain a little longer.
  4. Once you feel the vinegar has had time to clean, scrub the toilet with your toilet brush.
  5. Reattach the water supply and flush the toilet to clean away the vinegar.
  6. Inspect the stained area. If the stain remains you can repeat method 2 or you can move on to method 3.

This method is a little more complicated than method 1 because you will need to empty the toilet bowl of water. With this being said you should be sure you are comfortable removing the water supply or seek the help of someone who is.

Method 3: Remove Toilet Stain with Bleach

What you will need:

  • Bleach powder

This third method of toilet stain removal calls for no scrubbing and uses only bleach.

  1.  To begin measure out 1/2 cup of dry bleach powder.
  2. Next, pour the bleach powder into the toilet bowl and allow it to sit for a few hours.
  3. Check to see if the stains have begun to fade. If the toilet stains look faded then you will need to flush away the bleach.
  4. Inspect the area. If the stain remains repeat the toilet stain removal steps for method 3 or move on to method 4.

When using bleach remember to never mix it with ammonia! The fumes that are created by the chemical reaction are dangerous and can even cause death.

Method 4: Remove Toilet Stain with Borax Powder

What you will need:

  • Borax Powder
  • Toilet brush

Method 4 uses a very strong cleaning agent known as borax. For this reason only use this method for the most stubborn stains. Borax cannot be found in supermarkets you will need to go to find it in a hardware store. TO begin removing the most stubborn toilet stains follow these simple directions:

  1. To begin toilet stain removal method 4 you will need to empty the toilet of its water. You can do this by disconnecting the water supply and flushing the toilet once.
  2. Next, cover the toilet stain with the borax powder. To ensure you have completely covered the stains you need to use your toilet brush to scrub the borax into the stains.
  3. Allow the powder to sit for about 30 minutes.
  4. Finally, you will need to reconnect the water supply and flush the powder away.
  5. Inspect the area. If the stain remains you can repeat method 4.

Remember toilet stains can happen to everyone and they are most often caused by hard water build up. Toilets are also made of porcelain, which allows stains to build up more easily than other surfaces. It does not matter how often you clean your toilet these nasty stains can sneak up on you when you least expect it.