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How to Remove Limescale From a Toilet Bowl

Updated February 21, 2017

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle
  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda, optional
  • Bowl, optional
  • Spoon, optional
  • Toilet bowl brush
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Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.