How to Remove Limescale From a Toilet Bowl

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How to Remove Limescale From a Toilet Bowl
Clean limescale build-up from the toilet with vinegar. (toilettes 2 image by Nathalie P from

When you have limescale build-up in the toilet you wind up with a dark discoloured build-up that makes your bathroom area look like you are not effective in the house cleaning department. The problem is, you may be vigilant about cleaning your toilet, but this limescale builds up every few days and seems almost impossible to keep at bay. Luckily by incorporating an initial limescale removal routine along with a regular cleaning routine you will keep this build-up at bay.

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Things you need

  • Spray bottle
  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda, optional
  • Bowl, optional
  • Spoon, optional
  • Toilet bowl brush

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  1. 1

    Fill a spray bottle with vinegar and spray it all over the inside of your toilet bowl.

  2. 2

    Let the vinegar sit for 10 minutes and then scrub with the toilet brush.

  3. 3

    Mix baking soda and vinegar in a bowl to make a paste if the spray alone doesn't get rid of the build-up. Use about 1 cup baking soda and 4 tsp vinegar, or enough to cover all of the limescale.

  4. 4

    Spread the paste onto your limescale stains and let the paste sit for 1 hour.

  5. 5

    Scrub the bowl with your toilet brush and flush the toilet. Repeat if needed.

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