How can a ring in the toilet bowl be removed? I believe it is a lime or maybe calcium ring. I have tried CLR, Clorox, and Ajax at different times. Nothing seems to work.
Sandra from San Antonio, TX
Home Depot has something called Zep, its the only thing that works for me. (10/01/2008)
A pumice stone works well, but just before you go to bed at night, put white vinegar in the bowl. Hopefully it can sit all night if you have more than one toilet. Ask family to use the other if you have 2. If not just hope that it can sit as long as possible. In the morning brush and flush and it should be a lot better. I've also had good luck with Kaboom for toilets. (10/01/2008)
Buy any toilet cleaning product containing limescale remover. (10/01/2008)
Try a product called "Bathroom Cleaner Plus" it is from Amway, it has a big blue plus sign on the bottle.
It will clean anything, lime, rust, hard water.
Turn the water off to the toilet, the tap behind the toilet usually on the wall, and then flush the toilet. There will be little or no water left in the bowl. Spray some cleaner on the ring or if it is really bad, spray on an old cloth and let it sit on the ring for approximately 5 minutes. It will come off. (10/01/2008)
Try a denture tablet thrown in the bowl and allowed to set 5 minutes, and then brushed and flushed. It works wonders. (10/01/2008)
I use "THE WORKS". It's a dollar at Dollar Tree and if you get it at Walmarts, it's 2 dollars, but you get twice as much. This stuff is wonderful. (10/02/2008)
By Jean in GA
To get the ring out of our toilets, I used the plunger to get the water down real low then sprinkled Comet in the bowl and scrubbed the ring with a piece of fine sand paper. It didn't take long to get the ring off and the toilet looks good as new. (10/02/2008)
Get a pumice stone at the grocery store. It is by the Comet, Ajax area and comes in a box. I had the same problem and it worked great. Plus I can use it on many other items as well. (10/08/2008)
Mine was really stained so I got Clorox and poured in the bowl and let it sit over night. I did this several nights/days and it took all stains out. Like I said, they were really bad. Sometimes while cleaning the house I'll pour Clorox in the bowl and swish it around a little and then go about my other household chores. Works great. (10/12/2008)
I have had great results using a emery board. Be sure to wet it first. (10/29/2008)
Thank you all for posting the pumice stone solution. I am stoked to have a natural solution to this annoying problem. Thanks also for solutions like vinegar overnight and baking soda (those 2 are so useful!)
Something that really disturbs me are the posts from people saying they used things like bleach (Chlorox), Spirit of the Salts (highly toxic) and any other "cleaners" that contain toxic chemicals. Please don't pour this stuff in your toilet. At some point it does enter our water supply. Why would you want to poison the water supply? Please look for "green" cleaning products that do not contain toxic chemicals (most grocery store bought cleaners are toxic) or try down home natural solutions. Thank you. Your children and grandchildren will thank you, too. (01/21/2009)
I bought a pumice-type stone called "BathStone" by Earthstone. I also bought Whink rust remover. Both of these were purchased at Wal-Mart. They worked tremendously well. Possibly one would work without the other. But for the first time in years, my toilet really looks clean. (08/22/2009)
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