Brown stains in your commode make it appear perpetually unclean. Hard water leaves behind mineral accumulations that turn the bowl of your commode into an unsightly mess with a reddish-brown stain. If despite regular cleaning these stains simply won’t budge, a little creative thinking is in order to effectively leave your commode looking as clean as you know it is.
Things You'll Need
- Toilet cleaner
- Toilet brush
- Coca-Cola or chlorine bleach
- Pumice stone
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Clean the toilet with a toilet cleaner and a toilet brush. Follow all manufacturer's instructions for the chosen toilet cleaning product. Cleaning the commode first helps to lift any easily removed surface stains.
Pour 1/2 cup of chlorine bleach or 1/2 can of regular (not diet) Coca-Cola into the bowl.
Allow the bleach or Coca-Cola to remain in the toilet for at least two hours; overnight is optimal if possible.
Scrub the commode with a toilet brush and flush to eliminate any residue that may have loosened from the toilet while it was soaking.
Dampen a pumice stone with water and gently scrub away any residual stain that may be left. Pumice stones can scratch your commode so use caution and don’t scrub too hard.