Urine Stain Removal for a Toilet Seat

Updated April 17, 2017

Urine stains on a toilet seat are unsightly and unsanitary. They can result from a bevy of reasons, including young children learning to use the toilet, and men who do not wipe the seat after urination. You should clean these stains often, both for sanitary and appearance-related reasons. Fortunately, a handful of bathroom-specific cleaning products exist to aid in the urine-stain removal process. Each products offers its own benefits, so consult a store employee to learn more about how each cleaning product might work best for your specific situation.

Cleaner Options

To see your options for cleaning urine stains from toilet seats, visit a grocery store or any other retail that would stock such products. It is recommended you use a cleaner with colour-safe bleach, particularly if your toilet seat is not white. Using bleach on its own may help eliminate stains, depending on how dark the stains are. However, make sure and do a small test spot on the seat first to ensure that it doesn't peel/remove paint or cause discolouration. Once you conduct this test run and are sure the cleaner is safe for use, proceed on the entire seat.

The Cleaning Process

Apply the product you purchased based on its best application method. For instance, spray if the product you purchased came in a spray bottle, or blot with a powder if you purchased such a product. Let the cleaner soak in for at least 15 minutes. Once the cleaner has had time to settle, rub with a toilet brush or damp cloth/towel. Repeat this step if the urine stain does not disappear. Wipe seat dry.

Once you have applied your cleaning product of choice, use a wet towel to wipe off the toilet seat, as this will ensure you remove all cleaning chemicals from the toilet seat. These chemicals can irritate the skin if not removed from the seat. From there, dry the toilet seat with a dry towel.

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