How to clean rust in the toilet bowl: the most effective ways

Alina MilsentLife
How to clean rust

If regular preventive measures are not taken, rust can appear on the toilet bowl walls quite often. Hard plaque builds up due to salt deposits, which over time turn into rust, especially if the toilet is not flushed regularly.

The reasons for the appearance of rust can be many: it and metal impurities in the water, and a faulty cistern, from which constantly leaks, and the hard inner surface of the sanitary ware - salts can be deposited in the pores of faience. How to quickly and effectively clean rust was analyzed by OBOZREVATEL.

Toilet bowls should be cleaned with soft brushes and sponges. Hard brushes will scratch the surface, forming micropores. Cleaning should be done when the first signs of yellow plaque appear. The darker the streak, the harder it is to clean.

Before you start washing, drain excess water and wipe the walls with a dry cloth. All tricks will work better on a dry surface.

Vinegar lifehack

This is the most popular method for removing rust on plumbing fixtures. Pour a sufficient amount of vinegar on the toilet walls and leave it for 30 minutes. After that, take a scrubber and wipe the dirty places with it. Next, flush the water several times.

You can also combine vinegar and citric acid. Sprinkle the rust with citric acid and spray vinegar from a sprayer over it. After half an hour, the rust will start to come off.

Alcohol and peroxide for rust

Experts recommend preparing a special mixture. Mix naphtha alcohol and hydrogen peroxide in a ratio of 1:20. Soak a sponge in it and wipe the rust.

It takes a little more time for the remedy to take effect, so you can leave the solution in the toilet bowl overnight.

Lifehack with oxalic acid

Gloves and a mask will definitely be needed for this flyhack. Never touch the powder with bare hands.

Use a sponge to dab a thick layer of powder on the rusty spots. The oxalic acid can also be diluted slightly with water. Leave it in the toilet bowl for an hour, after which rinse the plumbing with a sponge or brush.

Soda for rust

Add a few tablespoons of water to the baking soda to make a paste-like mixture. Apply the mixture to the rust for one and a half to two hours. Then rinse off with water.

Baking soda combined with vinegar will work even more effectively on rust. Boil 250 ml of vinegar and add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Apply the remedy on the walls of the toilet bowl, and after 2 hours rinse it off.

Lifehack with bleach

Bleach will also help get rid of rust and yellow stains. All you have to do is pour bleach into the toilet bowl overnight. In the morning, drain the water and clean the remaining dirt with a toilet brush.


Regular toothpaste is also an effective remedy to help get rid of hard deposits. Apply the toothpaste evenly to the rust and leave it on for 30 minutes. Then clean the toilet bowl in the usual way, with a brush or a brush brush.

A nice bonus of toothpaste is the fresh smell, which will last a long time. But toothpaste will not cope with heavy rust stains. It is better used to remove yellow plaque.

Earlier OBOZREVATEL told how to quickly clean the seams on the tile.

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