How to Remove Rust From the Toilet Bowl: Six Most Effective Remedies are Named

Yellow stains and rust on the toilet bowl are caused by poor-quality tap water. Very often household chemicals are powerless against yellow stains. In this case, you can remove the rust with folk remedies. When working, be sure to protect your hands with rubber gloves, and use a toilet brush with coarse fluff.

How to remove rust from the toilet bowl – the best remedies

  • Lemon juice and salt. Mix equal parts lemon juice and salt to make a thick paste. Apply the paste to the rust stains and leave it for 1 hour, then wipe it off with a brush.
  • White Vinegar. Vinegar is a powerful natural cleaner that removes rust well. Simply apply the vinegar to the rust stains, leave it for a few hours, and then scrub the toilet bowl with a brush.
  • Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Mix equal parts baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. Apply the paste to the rust stains and leave it for at least 1 hour. Then scrub with a brush.
  • Manganese. Manganese is good for removing rust, but you can’t find it in Ukrainian stores anymore. If you still have manganese in your medicine cabinet, mix it with water to a thick paste, put it on the rust, and leave for 30 minutes, then wipe with a scrubbing brush.
  • Baking soda. Sodas such as Fanta or Coca-Cola can remove fresh streaks of rust and also fight plaque well.
  • Chemical cleaners. Household chemicals for toilet rust come in three varieties: abrasive powders, liquid alkaline, and liquid acidic products. Each product has its own characteristics and disadvantages. Abrasive powders remove only fresh dirt and can leave scratches on the toilet bowl. Alkaline means can not cope with large amounts of dirt and have a strong smell.
  • Acidic products remove even old rust, but they are dangerous to the skin.
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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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