How to Remove Scratches From A Porcelain Toilet

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How to Remove Scratches From A Porcelain Toilet
Keep your toilet shining with non-abrasive cleaners. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

A porcelain toilet can become scratched through cleaning, heavy use or just time. Unclogging a toilet can leave small scratches. Don't let scratches on your porcelain stress you out; it's simple to remove these annoying and ugly marks inside your toilet. Porcelain toilets can stay beautiful for years with proper care and cleaning. Using a non-abrasive cleaner is the best way to keep your porcelain sparkling.

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Things you need

  • Soft Scrub, Barkeepers Friend liquid or Bon Ami cleanser
  • Sponge or foam eraser sponge
  • Wet pumice stone

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  1. 1

    Sprinkle or squeeze a fair amount of a non-abrasive cleanser on to the scratches. For heavy scratches, you may want to use more.

  2. 2

    Rub the cleanser with a sponge or a foam eraser sponge and leave the cleanser on the scratch for a couple of hours. Sprinkle cleanser on all the scratches, using a light dusting on small scratches.

  3. 3

    Flush the toilet to rinse the cleanser from the bowl. See whether any scratches remain. The cleanser should lessen, if not totally eliminate, the scratches.

  4. 4

    Rub any remaining scratches with a pumice stone. A pumice stone will "erase" the scratches, but take care to wet the pumice stone first and use gentle strokes.

Tips and warnings

  • If all else fails, buy a porcelain repair kit at the hardware store.
  • Always wear gloves when using chemicals to clean your toilet.

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