How to Clean Black Toilets

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If you've got a black or other dark-colored porcelain toilet in a bathroom, you've must give it a bit more attention than you might give a light-colored toilet. You'll also want to be sure to use the right kinds of products to make your stunning black toilet something to be proud of.

Things You'll Need

  • Bucket
  • Rubber gloves
  • Extra light
  • White toilet bowl cleaner
  • Spray disinfectant cleaner
  • Rag or sponge
  • Toilet bowl brush
  • Fill your bucket (or the restroom sink) with hot water. Wear rubber gloves to protect your hands. Begin by spraying a disinfectant spray on the base of the black toilet about 1 foot around the toilet on the floor. Allow this disinfectant to stand for 10 minutes and to fully dry to kill the germs. Wet a clean rag or sponge in the hot water, and rinse the area where the disinfectant was sprayed. It pays to bring in extra lighting when you clean your black toilet since it is harder to see dirt and grime on the toilet.

  • Apply a thick toilet bowl cleaner that will cling to the sides of your black toilet. Using a toilet bowl cleaner that is white allows you to more easily gauge the coverage of the cleaner in the bowl of your black toilet. Allow this cleaner to work for a few minutes while you turn your attention to the outside of the toilet bowl.

  • Saturate the black toilet bowl with spray disinfectant. Be especially careful to get disinfectant into the curves and crevices of the toilet's bowl, seat hinges, and under and upper surfaces of the seat. Rinse the toilet seat's surfaces well to ensure no residue from the chemicals in these products dries and is visible on your black toilet seat later.

  • Use a toilet bowl scrubber to scrub the inside of the bowl, including under the rim. The white cleaner will make it easier to see where the inside of the black toilet bowl has been scrubbed. Flush the toilet while scrubbing to remove all traces of the white cleanser. You may need to re-check that all the cleanser has been removed completely.

  • Spray the outside of the water tank reservoir of the black toilet with disinfectant, including the flush handles. Let the disinfectant sit for less than a minute on either metal or hard plastic handles before wiping it off and rinsing the surface with hot water. The metal or plastic handles on your black toilet can suffer etching or discoloration damaged overtime that might require replacement if chemicals are not rinsed off thoroughly.

  • After all surfaces on your toilet are dry, polish your black toilet's tank top and seat with a thick towel to remove any visible water circles or chemical residue to give your black toilet a showroom floor look.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not let disinfectant sit for too long on the seat as this might discolor the black seat over time.

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