We have a well and our toilet, bathtub, sink, and washer all get stains. I tried everything and finally I went to a Mercantile Store, they have items that others don't. I asked the owner about the stains and she said she uses The Works, it's in a white bottle. It works great.
Be sure to rinse the bathtub out really good. I have used the green bottle, but it doesn't work for what I need it for.
By Terri from Hawk Point, MO
Yes, this product is great and cheap! I tried numerous things in my toilet and nothing worked as good as the Works.
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I decided to try the dollar store version of the Mr. Clean erasers and the Kaboom Foam-tastic. The erasers will do the job by themselves, but it takes a lot of work.
This may be more classified as a warning to those of us with fiberglass tubs, but here goes. Be very careful with the toilet bowl cleaners, CLR, and anything that reads that it could etch your toilet bowl, as you will remove the finish a little at a time.
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Where can you buy The Works or Barkeepers Friend? I am looking for something to clean my tub; I have well water.
Make a paste of baking soda and white vinegar and spread it on the marks and let sit for a few hours. The marks should come of easily. I use this for the water stains in my toilet from the well. I've also used tablets for cleaning dentures, this works great because it softens everything up as does the baking soda and vinegar. Let us know how it worked for you.
Bar keepers friend is available at Canadian Tire in the automotive department or ceramic tiles stores sell it also.
Try Borax as well, it's a natural substance, you can buy it the laundry detergent section of some stores. Let it sit wet on the stains for a few minutes if the stains are really bad. It not harmful to the septic system.
Here on Long Island, I sometimes see Barkeeper's Friend in the supermarkets. Also try Target, Home Depot, Lowes, Ace or regular hardware stores. If you must send for it (more costly), it's available directly from BarkeepersFriend.com.
I have well water and am experiencing orange stains in my tub and toilet. I purchased Iron Out and sprinkled it around the tub walls and left it to do its job.When I came back I have gray/black stains all over. How do I remove the stains from the Iron Out?
You can try Barkeeper's Friend.
We have hard water where I live. My bathtub is white, but for some reason, it is getting grey stains on it. I have tried every product that I can think of, none of them has helped remove the stain. I filled the bathtub and put a full bottle of bleach (4 litres) in the water hoping this would help, and left it overnight.It did nothing. Is there anyone who could please help me. Thanking you in advance.
I used a pumice stone and scrubbed it and it worked pretty well.
I am building a house. My plumber left well water in the bathtub. It has been 6 months now because I am building slowly,due to funds.Will the water stain the bathtub, and will it be difficult to clean?
CLR is what will remove, calcium, lime and RUST from the tub. Depending on how long the rust has been there, it may take a few soakings to remove, but it definitely works.
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Please help, I am looking for something to clean my bathtub from our well water stains. I have tried everything I can get my hands on, nothing seems to work.