Asked on Sep 23, 2017

How to clean dust and hair off outside of wet or damp toilet

This may seem like a dumb question as I've been cleaning for over 50 years. We have well water, which is very cold, the house is usually warmer, so the toilets are always a bit "sweaty". Trying to clean dust and hair off the outside is nearly impossible. I end up just pushing it around. I've tried microfiber cloths, paper towels, sponges, etc. It just keeps getting pushed around and never clean. Any ideas on how to clean dust off toilet and how to keep hair from sticking to toilet bowl exterior?

  8 answers
  • 17335038 17335038 on Sep 23, 2017

    Have your tried a Wet/Dry Hand Held vacuum cleaner?

  • Kim Kim on Sep 23, 2017

    Not a dumb question at all!! The trick is to spray your toilet surface with water in a spray bottle and rinse the hair to the floor. Then you can wipe it up with paper towel a lot easier!

    Hope that help

    : )

  • Debbie Bledsoe Debbie Bledsoe on Sep 23, 2017

    Paper towel or a microfiber cloth should do the trick.

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Sep 23, 2017

    Start with furniture polish, and wipe. Next and finish with alcohol spray. Good Luck!

  • Fre29043433 Fre29043433 on Sep 23, 2017

    I find swiffer-type material similar to the microfiber cloths, good at Lifting Off unwanted dust & fibers. I purchase the knock- off- swiffer- type cloths from the dollar store & there great; absorbent too.

  • Fre29043433 Fre29043433 on Sep 23, 2017

    forgot to mention, that in your case, i believe pairing the swifter-type cloths with Window cleaner most likely would not present the problem of substances sticking to the bowl & sliding around.

    • Kathy Drinkard Waite Kathy Drinkard Waite on Sep 24, 2017

      Yeah, it still just keeps being pushed around. I have more cleaning products than the store, believe me. Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Melissa Melissa on Feb 03, 2020

    Kathy. Did you find a solution that work? If so please share

  • Erica Pavlish Erica Pavlish on Aug 08, 2020

    the vinegar, dawn soap and water mixture did wonders for my toilet. its great for showers as well, amazing