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ideas on how to clean limescale build up in toilet bowl

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silverandblack Mon 29-Dec-14 17:42:52

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WorraLiberty Mon 29-Dec-14 17:46:22

Spirits of salts

Use gloves and ventilate the room. It's very powerful stuff.

silverandblack Mon 29-Dec-14 17:51:30

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Imscarlet Mon 29-Dec-14 17:54:15

At work we had like a water line around where the water fills the bowl. The cleaners used allsorts of industrial cleaners to try to remove it without luck. We got them to try cilit bang and it worked!

Onthemountain Mon 29-Dec-14 17:55:16

We had the same problem when we moved earlier this year. Use this Kilrock it works overnight.

TeenageMutantNinjaTurtle Mon 29-Dec-14 17:57:05

I scooped out all of the water and then added a serious amount of viakal. had to scrub it and reapply 3times but its beautiful and shiny now!!

Bunbaker Mon 29-Dec-14 17:57:46

You need a limescale remover like Harpic or Viakal.

Mrsgrumble Mon 29-Dec-14 17:58:29

I haven't tried it on a toilet bowl but on shower doors W5 limescale remover from lidl (small blue bottle) is brilliant so I would imagine it would work

Cillit bang range is great though (I use the rust one )

WorraLiberty Mon 29-Dec-14 18:10:46

Most DIY, hardware stores sell Spirits of Salts.

Or you can buy online.

MyCatHasStaff Mon 29-Dec-14 18:13:44

Scoop out all the water, line with dry kitchen roll and soak with white vinegar. Make sure you ventilate well, but it should all come away in a couple of hours.

GoodZingWenceslass Mon 29-Dec-14 18:25:53

I agree, vinegar is best. or lemon juice. or cheap bottle of lemonade/coke.

limescale is alkaline so anything acidic will do, higher the concentration the better.

bleach is also alkaline and would make problem worse so don't use

helzapoppin2 Mon 29-Dec-14 18:31:06

If it's set hard you can knock it off with a chisel. Don't ask me how I know!

dalekanium Mon 29-Dec-14 18:36:32

Anything acidic will dissolve the limescale.

Vaikal is good but £££ lemon juice or vinegar works well. I tend to use the harpic in the black bottle 'zero' I think it's called. It is thick enough that itt sticks To the sides long enough to work.

MonstersIncq Mon 29-Dec-14 18:41:02

Get all the water out then a paste made of vinegar and bicarb rubbed all over. Leave for a while then fill with boiling water. SGould come away with ease. Scrub off with a pumice stone. I went mad doing ours and now our upstairs loo is broken and the build up is worse than before. Am devastated, it's been my only domestic achievement!

XBoxTesting Mon 29-Dec-14 18:43:54

As long as you remove the water first pretty much any anti-limescale treatment will work.

Degustibusnonestdisputandem Mon 29-Dec-14 18:45:32

Yep, vinegar (if you can get hold of it, glacial acetic advice, which is lab strength vinegar)

Degustibusnonestdisputandem Mon 29-Dec-14 18:45:43


Gorja Mon 29-Dec-14 18:47:41

Chuck two denture tablets down before bed. Brush in morning and it will all just brush away in minutes.

rollonthesummer Mon 29-Dec-14 18:48:06

We had this in my old house-I tried vinegar, Viakal, Cilit Bang and scrubbing. Nothing worked, so I tried this...

It sparkled like new afterwards!

queenofthepirates Mon 29-Dec-14 18:49:46

I used caustic soda overnight and mine came up a treat!

MagicMonday Mon 29-Dec-14 18:53:21

Denture tablets overnight and a quick scrub in the morning. It will gleam.

darkness Mon 29-Dec-14 18:53:30

vinegar and bicarb together just cancel each other out
one is acid one is alkaline - so the acids effectiveness on the calcium deposit is ..well neutralised
whilst making an expensive fizz

just use vinegar

Pixa Tue 30-Dec-14 23:30:38

Cheap cola and two denture tablets! It's a great way to clean the limescale from the loo!

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