Ugly toilet ring

this is not a ring in the bowl, but around the rim. What can i do to remove it
q ugly toilet ring, bathroom ideas, cleaning tips
  15 answers
  • Ronnie Ronnie on Aug 08, 2014
    I lived in an area with a high iron content in the water - a nightmare. I used CLR in a spray bottle with some success. Good Luck!
  • Michele Craig Michele Craig on Aug 08, 2014
    Toilet works from the dollar store.
  • Have you tried one of those pumice stones for cleaning? You should be able to find one in the toilet cleaning area of Walmart. They really work very well. :-)
  • Carole Carole on Aug 09, 2014
    Bicarb of soda moistened so that it sticks to the stain. Cake it on and leave for several hours. You might need to use a rubber glove and your hands to get it to stick, but I have seen on one of those shows where they visit a filthy house and clean it up that this works. Good luck!
  • Sue Myers Case Sue Myers Case on Nov 24, 2014
    The works, they have a thick version that sticks to it so it can work better.
  • Dollie Read Dollie Read on Nov 25, 2014
    It's the citric acid that is in the kool-aid that removes the hard water staining :)
  • Sherrie Sherrie on Nov 25, 2014
    The Works has acid in it. I buy the full strength. If it is a double pack it isn't full strength.
  • Leanne Leanne on Nov 25, 2014
    I keep seeing sandpaper and pumice stone to clean the rings. Wouldn't that remove the finish leaving a porous environment for even more nasty crud to collect?
  • Sherrie Sherrie on Nov 25, 2014
    This is a combination of lime, rust and mold and other stuff. Using a strong acid will remove it. Someone asked if the pumice stone would damage the toilet. All this has already caused some etching and hard water and rust and mold collects there so using a pumice stone to knock it off won't hurt it any. It already some etching and using the stone just knocks it off. This doesn't happen because your dirty it happens because it is a moist environment. If the works or stone doesn't work empty out the bowl of water and use muriatic acid full strength and rinse, keep the windows open and mask on and eye protection., can on. This is die hard cleaning. I do it everyday.
  • Angela Smith Angela Smith on Dec 01, 2014
    clean your toilet more often hun ,,,
  • Sherrie Sherrie on Dec 19, 2014
    I clean 3 rental units a day, and this is on a whole lot of them. And I have seen it happen in a week of not cleaning your toilet. It is moisture that creates this. In bathrooms that have this when all else fails, I use the Works and a copper brush and brush the rim. I did one today and thought if you. The works and copper brush took it off. They are small copper brushes 3 in a set and I get them from automotive stores. Even Walmart carries them in the paint department.
  • Judy Ford Judy Ford on Dec 19, 2014
    Liquid Bar Keepers is the best for rust and lime deposits. You may have to apply it several times as it looks like a thick deposit. I buy it at Walmart
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    • Judy Ford Judy Ford on Dec 19, 2014
      @Sherrie It doesn't make sense but it is not displayed next to the bar keepers powder. The liquid is usually on the bottom shelf maybe 4 foot from the powdered kind. It comes with the sprayer that makes it foam up when you squirt it. Love it on my solid surface range....and is fabulous on my copper bottom pans!
  • Sherrie Sherrie on Dec 19, 2014
    I can't wait to get it! Thank you!
  • Mar974046 Mar974046 on Dec 19, 2014
    Try ZUD. It's a strong cleanser.
  • Louise Louise on Jan 05, 2015
    I cleaned an old toilet just like this yesterday. This is what I did. Mixed this cleaner for everyday use. Then sprayed the ring every time I went in the bathroom (3), then sprayed Oxyclean on it, went to bed. When I got up in the am, the ring was gone. Today, the old tub! Cleaner 2oz. Dawn Dishwashing liquid 4oz. Lemon Juice 8oz. White Vinegar 10oz. Water Nowmake your house sparkle! *Pleasetest it first before using on delicate surfaces. This is powerfulstuff! If your shower has a bad build-up of soap scum and crud it maytake a time or two to get that shine.
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