Disgusting but need advice

(104 Posts)
LesleyA Mon 12-Apr-21 21:18:50

Sorry this isn’t even an interesting disgusting. Bought a house all very neat, clean and in excellent condition. Except the toilets. They look like no 2s have stained the bottom of the loo. Cleaning with loo cleaner and a loo brush does help despite me wanting to get sick but not much and it just gets dirty again. Enamel must have come off and now it sticks and stains. Any advice?

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candlemasbells Mon 12-Apr-21 21:20:46

It’s probably limes ale that has become stained. Put descaling loo cleaner down and leave all day then scrub. You need to put half a bottle down, to dissolve the lime scale.

Theunamedcat Mon 12-Apr-21 21:23:14

Limescale stains empty the water and treat it

Inthesameboatatmo Mon 12-Apr-21 21:23:44

Have you tried the harpic tablets

fallfallfall Mon 12-Apr-21 21:24:18

Turn the water off at the toilet so it doesn’t refill. Scrub away apply liquids directly etc.
Worse comes to worse buy a new toilet.

LolaButt Mon 12-Apr-21 21:24:20

Black bottle harpic

SchrodingersImmigrant Mon 12-Apr-21 21:25:57

Vinegar and bakong soda sorts anything (temporarily). In long term, if it's enamel issue, it will keep coming back. If it's lime scale, this will sort it.

BaggoMcoys Mon 12-Apr-21 21:26:31

Are you sure it's not limescale? If you're in a hard water area it can build up very quickly. I used to regularly clean ours but the limescale would quickly came back. Solved in the end by having a water softener installed.

ItsAllBlahBlahBlah Mon 12-Apr-21 21:26:52

Buy a new toilet?

Umbivalent Mon 12-Apr-21 21:26:59

Like a PP says, I would start with Harpic tablets and take it from there.

peanutbutterandfluff Mon 12-Apr-21 21:27:54

Second the Harpic tablets, amazing things

NeverSurrender Mon 12-Apr-21 21:28:09

Black bottle harpic , we live in a hard water area and it's the only stuff that works! Give it a good scrub , then just keep on top using it every few days.

QueenPaw Mon 12-Apr-21 21:28:35

Harpic in the black bottle is really good

Jumpers268 Mon 12-Apr-21 21:29:03


Black bottle harpic

This. And the harpic tablets. Gets literally everything off.

Tistheseason17 Mon 12-Apr-21 21:38:44


Black bottle harpic

This works - plenty of it, too - and leave it all day

Totallydefeated Mon 12-Apr-21 21:40:46

I was coming on to say black bottle Harpic! grin

Works quicker if you first remove as much of the water from the pan as you can.

Dreambigger Mon 12-Apr-21 21:42:09

Domestos zero limescale also in a black bottle is amazing.

Ellpellwood Mon 12-Apr-21 21:45:47

Harpic tablets. And then, sorry it's grim, but I had to smash the last lot off the bottom of the bowl with the handle of an old loo brush. It had formed a layer, like the top of a creme brulée.

PrudenceDictates Mon 12-Apr-21 21:47:41

Just adding my voice to the chorus of "garlic"

Great stuff.

PrudenceDictates Mon 12-Apr-21 21:48:09

FFS HARPIC, not garlic!

hiredandsqueak Mon 12-Apr-21 21:48:19

Spirit of salts is what you need leave overnight and it will be spotless in the morning.

VenusTiger Mon 12-Apr-21 21:49:12

It's limescale OP, we've terribly hard water here and it's ruined taps, kettles, an iron, shower heads - empty the bowl and use some xxl harpic on it.

VenusTiger Mon 12-Apr-21 21:50:20

@PrudenceDictates scratch that - go with the garlic 😄

Silvercatowner Mon 12-Apr-21 21:50:21

Yeah - if spirits of salts doesn't work then buy a new toilet.

Pebbledashery Mon 12-Apr-21 21:51:24

Garlic 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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