How do I remove toilet stains?


We live in the country. Have a well and septic tank. I am fighting mineral stains and would love to have white bowls. Help!

  10 answers
  • DesertRose DesertRose on Sep 01, 2018

    I pour 2 cups of white vinegar in mine to dissolve the minerals each week (more if I have been gone several weeks and they have not been done). Then I let it soak all night or all day if we are going to be gone. Repeat as needed. Also, as a final help, I use Mr. Clean scrub Magic brush. It is expensive and I only use as needed. Between the two, I have perfectly white porcelain!

  • Mom2K9 Mom2K9 on Sep 02, 2018

    I too have a septic and a well. I have used Kaboom cleaner. Let it sit a while and then flush.

  • Trudi Trudi on Sep 02, 2018

    I had the same problem. Pored some bleach in the toilet, let set for a while then rub the toilet brush around and flush. I also get the bleach toilet bowl tablets and drop in the tank so it gets a little bleaching with each flush. Keeps it nice and clean

  • Judith Judith on Sep 02, 2018

    Take some paper towels doused in bleach and put them around the inside of the toilet bowl. Leave satuating for at least an hour. Take the paper towels out and the stubborn stains

    shoukd be gone. If not leave in a bit longer......just don't flush

    the paper towels away.

  • Joanna Smith Joanna Smith on Sep 03, 2018

    Muriatic Acid

  • Shi31720993 Shi31720993 on Sep 14, 2018

    I use Scalex and find it cleans the toilet of everything. Brings it up like new, very happy with the product, pour in and leave overnight for best results.

  • Susan Susan on Sep 14, 2018

    Thankful for your ideas and helpful responses. Very appreciative


  • Within the Grove Within the Grove on Sep 14, 2018

    Ohhh you need to try My Barkeepers Friend! It has gotten the toughest stains out in our toilet and we've used in our shower as well.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Sep 14, 2018

    I put 2 cups white vinegar in the bowl and soak all night or all day when everyone is gone. Then it scrubs out. Repeat as needed. Also, I use Mr Clean magic bowl scrubbers. They are expensive, but are great for touch ups after the vinegar application. Hope this helps Susan.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Sep 14, 2018
    Hi Susan, this is Peggy, we also live in the country with a well and septic. I use iron out and then bleach to clean my toilets. I have also heard of cleaning your toilets with coke, but have never tried it. Always a project you have to keep after. Good luck
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