Get Rid of the Lime Scale Ring in the Toilet Bowl

30 Minutes

With just a couple of simple ingredients and a little elbow grease, you can remove the unsightly black ring of lime scale that forms in your toilet bowl. This really works! All you need to do is pour some borax and vinegar into the water in the bowl. Let it sit for a while and then use your muscles and some sandpaper to remove it! No more ugly ring! Just a bright shiny toilet bowl! Use a foam sanding tool with a fine grit so you won't scratch the porcelain. What a difference!
Does Your Toilet Bowl Look Like This?
Over time...lime scale build up looks like this!B
You will need some Borax
You can buy Borax in the laundry aisle at the grocery store.
You will need some vinegar
Vinegar is a wonderful staple for many cleaning jobs.
This foam sanding tool is fine grit
Sanding blocks are a great tool to have for lots of jobs!
Success! No more ugly ring!

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  • Ara10904287
    on Feb 18, 2019

    Ratio of Vinegar to Borax?

  • Gayle S.
    on Mar 18, 2019

    Can you please tell me how much Borax and vinager to put in for the stain removal and how long to leave it? I have a stain in mine I can't remove. How do you keep them out after you remove it? Thanks, Going to try this.

  • Itsmemic
    on Sep 13, 2019

    sheetrock sandpaper? Brilliant !!! Thank you guys !!!

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