How can I clean stubborn toilet bowl rings?


I’ve tried everything that i thought will do the job, vinegar, comet cleaner, brushing, hot (boiling), water, Coca-Cola, & the ring still there like almost I can see it smile & saying I’m still here...

  8 answers
  • Pat Pat on Dec 03, 2019

    Pumice stone.

  • Chekiter Esther Chekiter Esther on Dec 03, 2019

    Pour enough bleach into the bowl, enough to cover the ring. Let sit overnight. Scrub the next morning. Repeat if needed.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 03, 2019

    So sorry you have had to go through a divorce, sometimes things just don't work out as expected, a long period of time is needed to get to know the other person in all conditions possible.

    Now for the toilet...Manny, you should have been up on this!!!!

    Cleaning the toilet is not just "women's work", you use it too. Soft scrub and a good toilet brush does a good your case, try the pumice stone. Or try CLR, available at diy stores.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 03, 2019

    Its a frustrating situation, then I discovered the answer and Ive been smiling since!

    I have tried many of the hacks, tips and tricks to include koolaid and they have failed.

    My solution was the pumice stick. This is excellent way to remove stains and rings in the toilet. When commercial toilet cleaners fail -this is my go to. Great for thick crusted calcium mineral build up that the toilet waterbowl collcts.

    They are found at my local Walmart for less than two dollars -good for multiple uses.

    Be sure to follow the use instructions, soaking the pumice stone in water for a few minutes. While the stone is soaking, grab your toilet brush and splash water up around the ring. Note: It’s very important to keep both the stone and the surface wet while cleaning to avoid scratching your porcelain.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 04, 2019

    Hi Manny,

    If the ring has built up over some time it will take more than one go to fix it. Try using Toilet cleaner for Calcium build up AND LEAVE IT OVER NIGHT! Best wishes.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Dec 06, 2019

    Hi Manny, have you tried a magic eraser? You can cut one in half and let half of one soak in the toilet water. Use the other half to scrub the toilet clean.

  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Dec 06, 2019

    We are on well water and it is not rings that I get but streaks that don’t want to come off. My daughter in law turned me on to a pumice cleaning stick with handle which you can get through Amazon. Works like a charm.

  • Allison Allison on Dec 07, 2019

    Boiling water is a bad idea, it can crack the bowl if it's cold. Try the pumice stone that was suggested. It really works well, with some elbow grease.