Don’t you just hate it when your toilet starts to look a little bit yellow? It’s not the prettiest site, and it can be tough to clean.
But there’s one thing that grosses people out even more than a dirty toilet: a toilet with yellow stains. No one wants to use a toilet that looks like it hasn’t been cleaned in years, but unfortunately, yellow stains are all too common.
The good news is that yellow stains don’t have to be permanent. With a little elbow grease and the right cleaner, you can get your toilet looking sparkling clean again. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to remove yellow stains from your toilet so you can enjoy a clean bathroom.
What Causes Yellow Toilet Stains?
Before we can talk about how to remove yellow stains, it’s essential to understand what causes them in the first place.
Mineral deposits and urine scales usually cause toilet staining.
Mineral deposits come from hard water, which is water that contains high levels of minerals like calcium and magnesium.
On the other hand, the urine scale is caused by…well, you guessed it…urine. When urine mixes with minerals in hard water, it creates a substance called calcium carbonate, which can stick to your toilet and cause yellow stains.
Fortunately, there are a few different ways to remove both types of stains from your toilet bowl. We’ll go over some of the most popular methods below.
How to Remove Yellow Stains from Your Toilet?
There are several ways to remove yellow stains from your toilet bowl. Below, we’ll go over some of the most popular methods:
Method #01: Use Vinegar and Baking Soda
One of the most popular ways to remove yellow stains is by using vinegar and baking soda. This combination creates a powerful cleaning agent that can break down toilet stains quickly.
To use this method, mix one cup of vinegar with one cup of baking soda. Once the mixture is bubbling, apply it to the toilet bowl and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, flush the toilet to remove the cleaner and any remaining stains. You should see a significant difference in the appearance of your toilet bowl.
Method #02: Use Bleach
If you’re looking for a toilet cleaner that’s a bit more powerful, you may want to try bleach. Bleach is excellent for removing tough stains and is very affordable.
To use bleach to clean your toilet, simply pour a cup of bleach into the toilet bowl and let it sit for about five minutes. After five minutes, flush the toilet, and you should see a significant difference in the appearance of the stains.
If you have very stubborn stains, you may need to repeat this process a few times until the stains are completely gone. However, be careful not to use too much bleach, as it can damage the toilet bowl and cause irritation if it comes into contact with your skin.
When using bleach to clean your toilet, always open the bathroom window and door to ventilate the space. You should also avoid breathing in the fumes directly, so be sure to wear a mask if you have one.
After you’re finished cleaning, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
Method #03: Use Hydrogen Peroxide
If you have yellow stains in your toilet, you can use hydrogen peroxide to remove them. All you need is a cup of hydrogen peroxide and a cloth. First, wet the cloth with the hydrogen peroxide. Then, rub the stained area with the cloth until the stain is gone. Finally, flush the toilet to rinse away any residue.
You may need to repeat this process a few times if you have tough stains. But hydrogen peroxide is a safe and effective way to remove yellow stains from your toilet.
Plus, it’s a lot cheaper than buying toilet cleaner! Try this method the next time you have yellow stains in your toilet.
What Cleaners Are Effective Against Yellow Toilet Stains?
There are a lot of different cleaners on the market that claim to remove yellow toilet stains, but not all of them are created equal.
In our experience, the most effective cleaners for removing yellow stains are general-purpose bathroom cleaners like Scrubbing Bubbles and Clorox Bathroom Cleaner.
These cleaners contain chemicals that break down mineral deposits and urine scales so they can be easily wiped away. If you don’t have any bathroom cleaner on hand, you can also use white vinegar or lemon juice.
Just pour either one into your toilet bowl and let it sit for 30 minutes before scrubbing away with a toilet brush.
How to Remove Yellow Stains From Your Toilet Bowl?
Once you’ve chosen an appropriate cleaner, it’s time to start scrubbing! For light stains, you should be able to remove them by simply swishing the cleaner around in the bowl with a toilet brush and then flushing away.
For tougher stains, you may need to let the cleaner sit for longer (up to an hour) before scrubbing. If you’re still having trouble removing the stain after trying one of these methods, you may need to resort to more heavy-duty cleaning products like CLR or Lime-A-Way.
Just follow the instructions on the bottle and use as directed.
How to Make Your Toilet White Again?
we’ll share some of our favorite tips for making your toilet white again:
Borax is another great cleaning product that can be used to remove stains from your toilet bowl. Just mix ¼ cup of Borax with enough water to make a paste, then apply the paste to the stained areas of the bowl. Let the paste sit for 15-20 minutes before scrubbing with a toilet brush. This method is also safe for all types of toilets and is very effective at removing stains.
CLR is a powerful cleaning product that can be used to remove even the toughest stains from your toilet bowl. Just pour CLR into the bowl and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before scrubbing with a toilet brush (be sure to wear gloves when using this product as it can be harsh on your skin). This method should only be used on non-porous surfaces such as porcelain or ceramic as it may damage other types of surfaces.
Yellow stains in your toilet bowl can be unsightly and embarrassing, but luckily they’re not permanent! With a little elbow grease and the right cleaner, you can get your toilet looking brand new again.
We hope this blog post has given you some helpful tips for removing yellow stains from your own toilet bowl.
If you have any other questions or concerns about cleaning your bathroom fixtures, please don’t hesitate to call or email us—we’re always happy to help!