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How do I remove a hard water ring around the inside of a toilet bowl w

I just bought a new home. Trying to really give it a good scrubbing. One toilet bowl in the house has a bad ring around the inside of the toilet. How do I remove that ring without replacing the whole toilet?

17 comments
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro Smithtown, NY
    on May 25, 2017

    Pour baking soda followed by white vinegar,then use a pumice stone.

  • Heather is TooInspiredToSleep
    Heather is TooInspiredToSleep Paducah, KY
    on May 25, 2017

    I had to use sandpaper that was made to use in water. That seemed to do the trick.

  • Leona Stocker
    Leona Stocker
    on May 25, 2017

    Take soak up water from toilet pour coca cola around and leave over night then flush

  • Teresa Wentworth
    Teresa Wentworth
    on May 25, 2017

    Pumice stone works great and doesn't damage the porcelain.

    • B. Enne
      B. Enne Canada
      on May 26, 2017

      Unfortunately, I scratched my old toilet with one made for toilets. I wet it and did not push hard, but it left 2 bad scratches.

  • Generaluse6609
    Generaluse6609
    on May 25, 2017

    Buy Iron Out @Lowe's or Home Depot. Comes in powder or spray. I even put in tank (powder) of toilet and let it sit overnight. Gets rid of gunk in tank which washes down when flushed.

  • Sharon
    Sharon Florence, OR
    on May 25, 2017

    I've used CLR, pour into toliet until above the lime ring, let sit all day if you can. You may have to repeat a few times, I buy it at Dollar Tree so its economical.

  • Sheila
    Sheila Richmond, VA
    on May 25, 2017

    The best easiest cure ever!!! Product called Wink. We lived in an area where the white clothes came out orange till we installed a filtration system but not until all our porcelain was ruined. This stuff WORKS , first time every time!!!!

  • MaineMomma
    MaineMomma Hamburg, NY
    on May 26, 2017

    I have hasn't success using citric acid! Commonly found in lemonade or lemon kool aid. Flush, sprinkle powder on ring and just let soak. I was able to brush & flush in the morning.

  • Red
    Red Chicago, IL
    on May 26, 2017

    There is a special scouring stone good for your problem, should find this in the cleaning section of most stores.

  • Deborah Brossett
    Deborah Brossett
    on May 26, 2017

    Mine was far worse, Lysol Rust and Lime toilet bowl cleaner. It's with the regular bowl cleaners but the label is Black. Squirt in wait 30 min. And just scrub with toilet brush. Amazing. $2

  • Deborah Brossett
    Deborah Brossett
    on May 26, 2017

    Lysol rust and Lime toilet cleaner looks like ordinary toilet cleaner except label is Black. Its at walmart with the regular toilet bowl cleaners . I shut off water supply and flushed a couple times to get water level down below ring buildup. Squirt in wait 30min. Scrub WITH regular toilet brush
    Worked first time no repeat. I was astounded. Wanted to ring doorbells and tell everyone. Mine were terrible for Two years. PLEASE try.

  • C.B.
    C.B. Easton, WA
    on May 26, 2017

    We have used wet sandpaper with great success! The key is making sure that the porcelain is wet at all times [to keep from scratching it].

  • Ma_pa_jackrabbit
    Ma_pa_jackrabbit
    on May 26, 2017

    Watkins toilet bowl cleaner, it's great. No long waiting and no hard scrubbing. it will clean the worst toilet. Yep men's room that no woman has stepped in. It is caustic though.

  • Kim
    Kim Redford, MI
    on May 26, 2017

    CLR, squirt around the bowl, at least 15 minutes and use toilet brush.

  • Slthompson
    Slthompson
    on May 26, 2017

    go to the Dollar Store and purchase "The works" for the toilet. Will get rid of all of it.

  • Connie
    Connie Hammond, LA
    on May 26, 2017

    Ring-o works the best I have ever seen. I use it once a week- no more rings!!

  • Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry
    Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry Victoria, MN
    on Jul 6, 2017

    I have always used a pumice stone without incident. Here's a post I wrote about it (with before and after photos) ... Hope it helps: http://www.lemonslavenderandlaundry.com/cleaning-tip-tuesday-removing-water-stains-toilet/

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