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brown toilet stains - sorry for grim question

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dallsporpoise Wed 30-Sep-09 11:36:24

we're renting an old house in fairly tumbledown state, which mostly i can handle but i hate the fact that the inside of the toilet is stained dark brown plus limescale. Tried cleaning in the conventional way. Any ideas?

BonsoirAnna Wed 30-Sep-09 11:40:01

Cillit Bang loo cleaner. Leave overnight.

nancy75 Wed 30-Sep-09 11:40:57

bottle of coke left overnight is meant to work - poured down the toilet obviously!

ElectricElephant Wed 30-Sep-09 11:41:04


TeriHatchetJob Wed 30-Sep-09 11:41:28

I've heard that emptying a bottle of Coke into the water and leaving overnight will get rid of the stains.

I keep meaning to try this but havn't got round to it yet (mine is not as bad as yours!). If you do try it and it works, let us know smile

GrendelsMum Wed 30-Sep-09 13:10:11

We had this problem - buy a packet of denture cleaning tablets (approx £1.60) and put them all down the loo at once. Leave for an hour or so, and then scrub with a loo brush. It works! But you do need to do it again from time to time to keep the limescale down.

mejon Wed 30-Sep-09 13:12:32

I've tried the coke in the past - no effect whatsoever. Denture tablets worked a treat, though I did disolve them in boiling water first before adding to the bowl. Leave overnight as GrendelsMum says.

Piffle Wed 30-Sep-09 13:15:58

domestos grot buster is fab

IdrisTheDragon Wed 30-Sep-09 13:17:36

<takes note>

Twinsmommy Wed 30-Sep-09 13:18:45

I would get my rubber gloves on, scoop the water out of the toilet bowl with an old cup and then put neat Viakal into the toilet and leave.

If I didn't do that, I'd do the coke thing - but would get the water out first, as diluted to that degree isn't going to do much, I fear.

bibbitybobbityhat Wed 30-Sep-09 13:18:57

Caustic soda from the hardware shop. Some people call it "spirit of salts". Be very careful when handling and storing as it is acid and burns. But the acidity of it is what gets rid of the limescale (acid neutralises alkaline).

basic Wed 30-Sep-09 13:28:23

I tried the coke suggestion years ago no differece. I was told years later that it had to be flat before you pour it in. Ended using bleach and then emptying bowl then scrub he allow bowl to refill bleach and do ll over again.

pinknosedevereux Wed 30-Sep-09 14:07:39

Are we talking about stains under the rim or in the water? The loo I inherited from former owners has horrible brown stains (crusts?blush) under the rim and no amount of brushing, grotbuster or brillo pads seems to get rid of it.
What can I do?

said Wed 30-Sep-09 14:09:52

Get a new toilet?

I never have a brown bog - is this a hard water issue? Think we've got soft water here.

Tiredmumno1 Thu 01-Oct-09 20:35:13

harpic power plus is the life saver, leave it down there for an hour and scrub off, i have never looked back since buying this the first time, it really is fantastic stuff, my loo always sparkles now, i swear by it.

wisterialane Thu 01-Oct-09 21:25:10

Agree with Twinsmommy - get the loo brush and frantically 'pump' so the water goes (or get cup and remove it as suggested above), then cover stains with neat Viakal and leave for a couple of hours. Come back and scrub off with loo brush - it works wonders.

We live in a very hard water area and limescale is horrendous problem... Viakal is the only thing that works ime.

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