How do you get water stains out of a toilet?

Bleach not helping.

  6 answers
  • Mimi Mimi on May 26, 2018
    A product called WINK. You can find it most anywhere now. It' a brown plastic bottle. You just squeeze it around the ring and let it sit a few moments then flush. In mine I watched it vanish before my eyes. No scrubbing , but read the instructions first. Good luck!

  • Ken Ken on May 26, 2018
    Letting us know that bleach didn't help was important. Thank you. Try white vinegar or better yet, cleaning vinegar if you can find it. My Walmart sells cleaning vinegar. Same stuff but stronger. Stains are not from water, but the minerals that were dissolved in the water. Acid in the vinegar will dissolve the minerals, but it takes persistence.

  • Use a pumice stone. It will not scratch the porcelain.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on May 26, 2018
    Clean with 1 cup of vinegar and baking soda, I/2 cup, giving enough time to soak. Scrub and flush. And the staining may be coming from the tank. Remove the lid and look. If it looks any color other than white, pour a pint of vinegar into the tank, let it sit an hour, then flush a time or two. Then if it needs more cleaning, add a cup of vinegar and a half cup of baking soda. It will bubble some, and let it sit a while. Then use a sponge or scrubber brush to clean the walls of the tank. Replace any rusty parts—plumbing depts. have kits of the most used items. Take a picture of your tank inside if you are not sure what to get, and a person there should help you. Be sure to clean the bottom of the tank so stuff you have been cleaning won’t just sit at the bottom. Replace and flush. Clean the bowl once more with 1 cup of vinegar and 1/2 cup of baking soda, flush and your toilet will be as clean as it ever will be.

  • Paula Paula on May 26, 2018
    Use the Lysol gel toilet bowl cleaner. Open the water tank and keep the water from filling the bowl. Line the area with 3-4 layers of toilet paper and soak with the cleaner. You will need to add more over the paper to keep it thick enough. Let it soak. The odors are strong and needs to keep the door closed and ventilated if possible. I also did this on a bath tub where the water constantly dripped and built up the minerals. It works but takes time and patience.

  • Karen Bosco Karen Bosco on May 26, 2018
    Pumice stone and 'elbow grease'. I have also used cheap Whitening Tooth Paste and scrubbed stains and left for 10 minutes then rinsed. So much depends on how bad your stains are.