I like to make everything in my house sparkling clean – including my toilet! Lime deposits from water can cause brown rings in your toilet bowl that are extremely difficult to remove, and embarrassing to leave. Use the easy recipe below to get rid of these unsightly stains!
The 3 things you need:
- Sand Paper
- Place about 1/2 cup (or more, depending on how many stains there are) of Borax in a bowl and add enough vinegar to make a thick paste. Place the paste on all the stains and leave for 15 minutes. To clean stains at the bottom of the toilet bowl, turn the water off that connects to the toilet and flush until all water is gone. Place the Borax paste on these stains also. Note: This paste hardens quickly, so be sure to put it on the toilet stains immediately after you mix it.
The last thing you need is some good elbow grease – grab a sheet of sandpaper and scrub away at the stains until completely gone.
You will have a shiny, new toilet in less than 30 minutes! 🙂
Missy Shay says
What a good tip, thanks!
Ann@Delight Thyself says
Hmm. . . love this! I use a pumice bar and that works well too instead of the sandpaper. Then it can get wet if needed.
Anna @ Feminine Adventures says
Great idea. Thankfully, we have pretty soft water here, but my parents are out in the country with well water and this is a big problem!
Thanks for linking up at Thrifty Thursday! 🙂
Ooh, I am so going to try this…our toilet bowl is quite ugly from the city water. Would you recommend using a really fine grit sandpaper (like 100 or above?) Thanks also for linking up at our Thrifty Thursday!
~~Jenn from The Purposeful Mom
Jills Home Remedies says
The sandpaper I used was 60 coarse and it worked well. I had to use about 3 small sheets and a lot of muscles! 🙂 Thank you Anna and Jen for hosting!!!
Kasey @ TFOMplus2 says
So last week our well ran dry. It happens with some frequency as their seems to be a leak somewhere in the underground piping that they just can’t locate. When the water was restored this time, it wasn’ clear. We aren’t sure what is in it (we aren’t currently drinking it!) but it stained the toilets. This is truly very timely information…I can’t stand how it looks! Thanks, Jill!
Besides vinegar and borax, another way is to prepare a paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and use it, the same way.
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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