How to Remove Toilet Bowl Stains

Use a Resin Bed Cleaner to Remove Toilet Bowl Rust Stains

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There are many ways to remove rust stains from a toilet bowl. Fotolia/Beeboys

Removing Stubborn Rust Stains from a Toilet Bowl

We all know that getting rust stains out from a toilet bowl is a tough problem and some cleaners will damage the toilet bowl porcelain. A lot of great safe tips are identified for you In the tutorial How to Remove Tough Rust Stains From Toilets, Tubs and Sinks, but here is an additional tip that also works really well.

TIP: Use a water softener resin bed cleaner (used with water softeners) to remove rust stains!

Water softener resin bed cleaners are used to clean out the all important resin beads in the resin bed, which can become fouled with iron and other minerals and contaminants. Once clogged the dirty resin beads adversely affect the performance of ion exchange (how resin beads and all this works is all described in the the tutorial Water Softeners - How They Work).

In any case, we're talking toilet bowls here. A water softener resin cleaner which breaks down rust causing iron from the resin beads will also work on your toilet bowl! To use this technique just proceed as follows:

  • Purchase resin bed cleaner.
  • Dip a foam paint brush into the resin bed cleaner and apply to the rust stains in the toilet.
  • Really stubborn rust stains may take a few applications but you will see the rust removed.
  • Flush the toilet to rinse and clean the bowl.

That's it! This tip is great in that it is safe for the environment and it can work very well. So next time you run out of options trying to remove a rust stain in the toilet, give a water softener resin bed cleaner a try!