Asked on Nov 14, 2017

Used Lysol toilet bowl cleaner on my kitchen faucet, turned brown

by Cla30381981
Used Lysol toilet bowl cleaner on my kitchen faucet and it turned it brown, what can I do to take the brown off?

  13 answers
  • Try WD 40 and see if that helps.

  • Rembatb Rembatb on Nov 14, 2017

    Try vinegar and water or baking soda and vinegar.

  • Roxy blue Roxy blue on Nov 14, 2017

    is it really brown or did the finish come off? If the finish came off, replace it.

  • Tina worley Tina worley on Nov 14, 2017

    Is the faucet stainless or chrome? Barkeepers friend makes a liquid or powder cleaner. About 3 dollars. At wall mart or home depot.

  • Tina worley Tina worley on Nov 14, 2017

    B.t.w. vinager will turn aluminum dark... More cleaning.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Nov 14, 2017

    Toilet bowl cleaners, like solutions made to remove lime, rust, and oven cleaners are all caustic. That’s why they recommend that you wear gloves and not to let the chemicals come into contact with your skin. In the future, use all purpose cleaners. If you have built-up soap scum and mineral deposits, any solution with vinegar will help. I like to use a sponge that is soft on one side and a scrubber on the other. I also use the edge of the dishwashing cloth to run under the faucet handles, like flossing my teeth. If the cleaning doesn’t do enough, you can always paint the faucet the same or a different metallic type. Hammered copper or hammered steel are very popular now. 😇

  • William William on Nov 14, 2017

    Nothing much you can do but live with it or replace it. The toilet bowl cleaner reacted with the finish and stripped it off.

  • Roxy blue Roxy blue on Nov 15, 2017

    You might try a polish that is specific to your finish on the faucet, that might bring it back.

  • Victoria Larsen Victoria Larsen on Oct 21, 2018

    I saw this technique on a blog and tried it on my kitchen faucet. It worked great, so a few months later, I did it again and it destroyed the finish on my faucet!!! Now it has to be replaced. That's probably what happened to yours.

  • Mahmut Mahmut on Mar 19, 2021

    it happened to me as well. it contains 12% hydrochloric acid. I don't know what to do . Any help on this topic?

  • Pat Pat on Mar 19, 2021

    The secret is spray on and immediately rinse off. Used it in our resort bathrooms. Need to replace faucets. No cleaner will help.

  • Margaret Tope Margaret Tope on Mar 20, 2021

    Sounds like a chemical reaction. Have you tried Turned? It is used to clean sterling , silver plate, platinum,copper, gold, diamonds. You just wipe it on& rinse it off. If it is going to work you should see the difference right away!

  • Deb K Deb K on Jun 06, 2021

    Sorry to hear this, hope this helps a bit,