Asked on Apr 14, 2015

How do you get rust stains from a toilet?

April Gruner
by April Gruner
My son bought a house and the toilet has really bad rust stains under the rim, how do I get them out? Feeling dirty! HELP!
  9 answers
  • Alisa Alisa on Apr 14, 2015
    Have the same problem, try coca cola. Turn off the water valve, flush the toilet. Then fill the basin with coke and let sit for an hour or so. Flush. Then turn the water back on.

  • Adrianne C Adrianne C on Apr 14, 2015
    The Works for toilets from the Dollar Store. Works great and is cheap!

  • Paticia G Paticia G on Apr 14, 2015
    oh, my! What is in Coca Cola- years ago my father used it to degrease a resturant size griddle scary scary

  • Victoria Victoria on Apr 14, 2015
    You can also try a paste made of cream of tarter and vinegar. Let it sit a few house then wipe away the rust stains.

  • Beth Baker Beth Baker on Apr 14, 2015
    I use a pumice stone for tough stains.

  • Katelyn Fagan Katelyn Fagan on Apr 16, 2015
    I love Kaboom Bowl Blaster. Works awesome!

  • Dianna Blumricl Dianna Blumricl on Jun 06, 2019

    Get Lime-A-Way or CLR will clean rust a away. You may have to do it a couple of time. If it is bad take paper towels & wet with one of the products push the paper towels around edge. Keep towels wet.

  • Nancy Koeppe Nancy Koeppe on Jul 10, 2019

    Agree with the above that's what I finally had to use was a pumice Stone. I bought a house that belonged to a 92 year old man and I'm not sure if he ever cleaned the toilet or if

    anybody was ever brave enough to touch it LOL Anyway, I tried everything to no avail and about the time I was ready to give up I thought I'd try one more thing and that was a pumice stone. Is a little scrubbing not much it was a miracle. So save yourself a few dollars in a lot of aggravation and go to your closest hardware store and pick up a couple pumice stones you, you may need one for backup if you have boys or hard water stains LOL

  • Debbie Mitchell Debbie Mitchell on Oct 25, 2021

    Toilets are inexpensive - I'm buying a new one at that point icon