My loo seat has gone yellow, can I get it white again?

(23 Posts)
Coldtoeswarmheart Sat 07-May-16 18:45:14

Just that, really. It looks fine when closed, but when it's up you can see that the edge which sits on the pan has yellowed. I am thinking that'll be wee (small children).

Ordinary Flash isn't touching it. What else is worth trying?

nickiclarke Sat 07-May-16 20:16:43

Only cleaner i use is Dettol Anti Bacterial Surface Cleaner. It's a multi purpose cleaner and can be used for cleaning toilet stains I am quiet surprised Flash didn't get rid of it. How long has the stain been there for?

BikeRunSki Sat 07-May-16 20:41:20

You can get new toilet seats for £5-£10.

clashofclanswidow Sat 07-May-16 20:45:54

Harpic White and Shine bleach (contains baking soda, which may or may not have made the difference)

It came as a replacement item in an online shop and was the only thing I found so far that actually works!

I poured a bit on to soak, cleaned the rest of the bathroom and returned to it not expecting it to have done anything and voila - wee stains gone! Converted buyer!

QforCucumber Sat 07-May-16 20:47:57

I always remember my dm taking our loo seat off and putting it in the bath with some bleach and water - I never thought about why but maybe it was the same thing? 2 younger brothers in the house toilet training at the same time.

MarkRuffaloCrumble Sat 07-May-16 20:50:48

I took mine off and stood them in a big bucket then squirted bleach on them. The stains remained but they now have a lovely Matt drip pattern on the glossy finish! Will try the Harpic clash recommends.

lavendersun Sat 07-May-16 20:54:12

Biotex made into a runny paste and smeared on gets most things white again but I agree with Bike, the biotex would cost you £2 and if it doesn't work you could be 1/4 towards a new one.

NannawifeofBaldr Sat 07-May-16 20:57:14

If you happen to have a steam cleaner that would work.

ExasperatedAlmostAlways Sat 07-May-16 21:00:12

if its the wooden style with like the white shiny finish. cleaning products do discolour them especially those with bleach in. I bought two new porcelain ones on Tuesday because of that.

Coldtoeswarmheart Sat 07-May-16 21:02:32

Thanks all, I'll try them in turn.

I haven't particularly noticed it before, loo seats wiped all over a few times a week and the seat is about 4 years old. It's right on the thin inner edge, which doesn't seem to have the same smooth finish as the other surfaces.

LakeFlyPie Sat 07-May-16 21:02:43

A magic eraser sponge might do it

Coldtoeswarmheart Sat 07-May-16 21:03:13

Seat is plastic, BTW.

Kummerspeck Sat 07-May-16 21:07:07

I think bleach and some cleaning products can discolour them. Mine has gone all around the rim and I think it is the way my old cleaner, who used to bleach everything to within an inch of its life, used to wipe it. A friend tells me hydrogen peroxide and a magic sponge worked on hers but I haven't tried it yet

eltsihT Sat 07-May-16 21:07:18

Soak toilet paper in bleach.

Cover yellow bits in bleach your paper, leave for as long as you can, overnight perhaps

wipe off bleach and flush the toilet paper

It has worked on mine.

Coldtoeswarmheart Sat 07-May-16 21:22:09

Ok. I don't usually clean with bleach (use bleach down loo pan only) so it's probably not that, don't think DH would ever clean a loo use bleach on the seat, and sadly we don't have a cleaner.

So, am going to try Magic Sponge first, then Biotex next.

Coldtoeswarmheart Sat 07-May-16 21:25:47

And the seat is a soft closing one so a bit more pricey and would like to salvage if I can!

GeorgeTheThird Sat 07-May-16 21:50:32

I replace mine every so often. They never quite fit right though.

Coldtoeswarmheart Sat 07-May-16 21:56:52

Mine's from Wickes on a B&Q loo, so it mist be pretty standard TBH.

If it was the square Vitra loo upstairs I'd be much more annoyed grin

Coldtoeswarmheart Sat 07-May-16 21:57:18

Must. Sorry, wine

Earbudbitter Sat 07-May-16 22:03:02

I used the steam cleaner on mine, that shifted the stains. My seat was coloured so couldn't change it until we could afford new bathroom.

Coldtoeswarmheart Sat 07-May-16 22:18:47

I think we have a wallpaper steamer in the garage, not sure what tools we have with it.

tiredandiwannagotobed Sat 07-May-16 22:47:06

Try white toothpaste smear it on leave it for 30 mins and wipe off

Wildernesstips Mon 09-May-16 18:25:17

I have the same problem with my DSs and their bathroom. I used Astonish on it yesterday and that was the first time it has ever come off.

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