What do you use to clean stains from the toilet?

I have tried a lot of products. What am I not doing right??


Asked by Dizzydezy at 6:59 PM on Jan. 20, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • Bleach should get rid of any stain in the toilet. Or, I think they have some kind of clorox gel stuff that works well, and Soft Scrub has always worked for me.

    Answer by WadeMom313 at 7:01 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

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  • Just put on a pair of rubber gloves and clean it out by hand with a pumice stone. I gurantee that will work!

    Answer by julieh0906 at 7:10 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

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  • Try my concoction. Put a squeeze of Pearl Drops tooth polish on a plastic scrubby & a drop of bleach & then use elbow grease. Works great & no nasty expensive cleaners!stick out tongue mini


    Answer by dansuehath at 7:20 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

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  • Try a denture cleaning tablet. Let it set over night so that no one uses the toilet.

    Answer by PrttyMstng at 11:10 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

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  • The Works. It will get anything out of your toilet. It will look brand new. Just follow the directions carefully.

    Answer by Chrissy629 at 7:56 AM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • A pumice stone does a great job at cleaning stains from a toilet, and to keep it really clean in-between a good scrubbing, try a can of Coke (brand, not generic & original, not diet). I'm serious, pour a 12oz can of Coke into the toilet, let it soak for a bit, then flush. Your toilet will sparkle.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 9:18 AM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • A Good Cleaning! A 'Softner on your home's System may help too! A Good Strong Toliet brush, Elbow Grease & Some Strong Cleanser!! Then maintain by keeping &A 2000 Fluses in there & weekly Scrubbing!! Good Luck!!

    Answer by Angellinda at 10:46 AM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • try putting some baking soda on it, let it sit.. for about an hour.. then get on your hands and knees and get scrubbing... the baking soda should help dissolve a lot of the larger stains, but the best cleaning agent is a lot of elbow grease.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 1:49 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • I have this problem too. I researched to find an answer and the one that worked best for me is this: Take a half bucket of water and pour into your toilet....this will empty the toilet bowl. Then pour in either Lime-Away or CLR and let set for a while. Put gloves on and scrub the stain with a pumice stone and then a scrubby sponge. It takes upkeep or you have to do this alot and I don't know if the pumice stone can have long term effects on your toilet finish. It also recommends adding a cleaner tablet to the tank to keep it clean in the mean time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:30 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • I had that problem and the one that work wonders without actually scrubbing hard to get it out is the product called The Works toilet bowl cleaner. You put on the stains, let it set for 10 min and scrub w/ your toilet bowl brush. And voila clean toilet.


    Answer by starbucks81 at 12:33 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

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