How To Remove Brown Stains From Toilet Seat?

How To Remove Brown Stains From Toilet Seat
Tips for Removing Mineral Stains From Your Toilet – The first thing you want to do when preparing to remove stains from your toilet is to shut off the main water valve located behind the toilet on the wall. Turn it clockwise until it stops. Then use a bucket or cup to remove as much water as you can from the toilet bowl.

If you’re using a brush, use one with nylon bristles. The old-style ones with wire bristles will scratch and damage the porcelain, Or, you might even consider using a pumice stone instead of a brush — it’s slightly abrasive, but not enough to damage the porcelain. However, if you go this route, make sure there’s a bit of water in the toilet to work with.

The water helps prevent the pumice from scratching the porcelain. 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:

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. Coca-Cola: After emptying the bowl, fill it with Coca-Cola (yes, really — Coca-Cola). The acids in the soda help eat away at the stains. Let it sit overnight. Flush the next day and get to work with your pumice stone or brush on the now-loosened stains.

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Now for what not to do: Don’t use bleach in the toilet bowl. It won’t work on the stains and can damage a septic system. And never, ever, mix bleach and ammonia. The resulting fumes can irritate respiratory passages and can even be fatal. Don’t scrub with anything metal or super-abrasive.

Can you paint toilet seats?

Toilet seats are one of the most frequently used bathroom surfaces, and wear from repeated cleanings may show up long before the seat requires replacement. Rigid plastic, acrylic and wood toilet seats are reasonably good candidates for paint, but you’ll need the right paint if you want it to last.

  1. How do I keep my toilet seat from turning yellow?

    Please or to access all these features Add post Watch this thread Hide thread Coldtoeswarmheart · 07/05/2016 18:45 Just that, really. It looks fine when closed, but when it’s up you can see that the edge which sits on the pan has yellowed. I am thinking that’ll be wee (small children).

    • Ordinary Flash isn’t touching it.
    • What else is worth trying? Please or to access all these features nickiclarke · 07/05/2016 20:16 Only cleaner i use is Dettol Anti Bacterial Surface Cleaner.
    • It’s a multi purpose cleaner and can be used for cleaning toilet stains I am quiet surprised Flash didn’t get rid of it.

    How long has the stain been there for? Please or to access all these features BikeRunSki · 07/05/2016 20:41 You can get new toilet seats for £5-£10. Please or to access all these features clashofclanswidow · 07/05/2016 20:45 Harpic White and Shine bleach (contains baking soda, which may or may not have made the difference) It came as a replacement item in an online shop and was the only thing I found so far that actually works! I poured a bit on to soak, cleaned the rest of the bathroom and returned to it not expecting it to have done anything and voila – wee stains gone! Converted buyer! Please or to access all these features QforCucumber · 07/05/2016 20:47 I always remember my dm taking our loo seat off and putting it in the bath with some bleach and water – I never thought about why but maybe it was the same thing? 2 younger brothers in the house toilet training at the same time.

    1. Please or to access all these features MarkRuffaloCrumble · 07/05/2016 20:50 I took mine off and stood them in a big bucket then squirted bleach on them.
    2. The stains remained but they now have a lovely Matt drip pattern on the glossy finish! Will try the Harpic clash recommends.
    3. Please or to access all these features lavendersun · 07/05/2016 20:54 Biotex made into a runny paste and smeared on gets most things white again but I agree with Bike, the biotex would cost you £2 and if it doesn’t work you could be 1/4 towards a new one.

    Please or to access all these features NannawifeofBaldr · 07/05/2016 20:57 If you happen to have a steam cleaner that would work. Please or to access all these features ExasperatedAlmostAlways · 07/05/2016 21:00 if its the wooden style with like the white shiny finish.

    cleaning products do discolour them especially those with bleach in. I bought two new porcelain ones on Tuesday because of that. Please or to access all these features Coldtoeswarmheart · 07/05/2016 21:02 Thanks all, I’ll try them in turn. I haven’t particularly noticed it before, loo seats wiped all over a few times a week and the seat is about 4 years old.

    It’s right on the thin inner edge, which doesn’t seem to have the same smooth finish as the other surfaces. Please or to access all these features LakeFlyPie · 07/05/2016 21:02 A magic eraser sponge might do it Please or to access all these features Coldtoeswarmheart · 07/05/2016 21:03 Seat is plastic, BTW.

    How do you remove urine crystals from plastic?

    Eureka – unread, Jun 27, 2015, 5:44:02 AM 6/27/15 to replying to whit3rd, Eureka wrote: > whit3rd wrote: > > It doesn’t come off with water, needs some chemical attack. > I’ve used mild lye solution. First, spray water on the area. > Apply lye solution (1/4 tsp of lye into a cup of water) with a brush, > wait a few minutes, rinse (water spray again) and mop dry. > Rinse out your cloth and the brush, or lye will attack it. And > use gloves, of course. > I don’t know what the stuff is, but the lye treatment seems to only > be necessary a couple of times a year (soapy water is the usual > cleaning medium). My seats are painted, so the paint will soften > if I overdo the lye (but plastic is not affected). Hi, I took the seat off and soaked it in a large tub of hot water and very concentrated vanish napisan oxi action. It’s enzyme not bleach based powder. Guess what? Sparkly white seat. Can’t believe it. If you saw how filthy it was, it’s quite remarkable. No scrubbing, spraying, and the whole seat gets the whole clean at same time. Nice. –