What abrasive can I use on porcelain toilet?

by Barbara
I clean restrooms at a retail store and am not allowed to use any abrasives to clean the rust stains. All I have to use is a spray disinfectant....any suggestions?
  11 answers
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Aug 19, 2015
    CLR and Cola remove rust stains. They are not abrasives but usually work.
  • Mary Mary on Aug 20, 2015
    Use a pumice stone, it seems abrasive, but leaves no damage.
  • Maggie Maggie on Aug 20, 2015
    Clean the toilet as usual first then add a package of orange crystals like Tang and soak overnight if possible.. brush and flush...you may have to add water to reach higher in the bowl and may have to repeat a couple of times, but it does work. My friends have done this and my aunt was going to throw out a fairly new dishwasher when I told her about this and now has a sparkling machine. It smells good and she uses it once every few months with no dishes in it to keep it that way...
  • Jennifer Joyner DeSilva Jennifer Joyner DeSilva on Aug 20, 2015
    the blue Dawn (or Dawn like) dishwashing detergent. It has dirt repelling properties that help make future cleaning easier
  • Ahtram Tocss Ahtram Tocss on Aug 20, 2015
    Good ole vinegar and baking soda!
  • Ann Daley Ann Daley on Aug 20, 2015
    Bon Ami or Barkeeper's Friend will clean like scouring powder but won't scratch the surface.
  • Did you try Mr.Clean magic erasers? They have worked great on so many stained baths and tubs I've come across in Real estate!
  • Molly C Molly C on Aug 20, 2015
    Lime away or CLR
  • Truly Musgrove Truly Musgrove on Aug 20, 2015
    The best thing i found was a pumice stone.Go to jet.com/p and you will see a photo.It shows a package that says Toilet Bowl Cleaner TBR.I had a cleaning business and i used it for 10 years.I'm retired now but i always keep one on hand.
  • Cacc Cacc on Aug 21, 2015
    "The Works" toilet bowl cleaner or "Rust Out"
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    • Adrianne C Adrianne C on Aug 27, 2015
      The disinfectant is a chemical, and I wouldn't use an abrasive either. For commercial applications I would check out Ecolab or a similar company. They make commercial cleaning products. Then, I'd make sure I charged them for the trouble.
  • Momentumjanitorial Momentumjanitorial on Feb 06, 2017

    I think vinegar is safer than many other cleaners you can use. You can use bleaching powder or acid but it’s vital to combine the correct proportion of bleach and water for maximum effectiveness before using any detergent. Cleaning with warm water and detergent will remove any debris but care with anticipatory actions needs to take care while cleaning.Although you can do it yourself,but if you hire janitorial services from good cleaning company you will get good output without any damage, as they have good janitors with latest equipments.