If you have been following this post about the toilet stain that won’t die, you will know that I’ve tried a bunch of things to get rid of the crusty stain around the waterline of one of our toilets.
The list of things that didn’t work are mentioned in the comments of that post – but in case you don’t want to click over to read them, this is the list of things that DIDN’T work.
- The Works – made the rest of the bowl clean, but not the ring.
- S.O.S. pads – didn’t budge the stain at all, and started to look like it was scratching the surface, so I stopped.
- Denture cleaner tabs
- Vinegar alone
- Magic Eraser (and I thought that thing could clean anything!)
- Hot vinegar and Dawn soap
- And every brand of toilet cleaner available.
One of the things that a few people mentioned, including my friend Sara from Maj Hoff Takes A Wife, is a pumice stone. You might be asking, like what you use on your feet to make them soft like a baby’s butt? Yes, that’s it – but a little different.
Well, I figured that if I saw one in the store, I’d try that too. Well, today at Walmart, I found one!
As soon as the groceries were put away, I literally hurried to the bathroom to try it out! I love a good experiment 🙂
The instructions say to wet the stone first, so I did. Then I started scrubbing away at the ring. Be forewarned that it sounds awful, like nails on a chalkboard. But I could see it was working, so I just kept going. After a few minutes, I could see it was removing the stain, and the little pieces of the stone were gathering on the bottom of the bowl.
When it was all scrubbed off, I just flushed the toilet and stood back to admire the job it did. Am I completely a dork to be excited that this worked? Probably, but I was!
So, after many months of trying to get rid of the stain that wouldn’t die, it is gone!! And if it ever returns, I know exactly what to do to make it disappear again.
I know that lately, it seems I am covering some gross topics like dog vomit and potty talk, but this is what happens in my real life. I have always heard that you should write about what you know, and as sad as it seems, these things I know well. If you like these kinds of posts, you’ll be happy to know that as soon as I get around to it, I’ll be telling you how to get cat pee out of a mattress – nasty smell and all!
My life is so exciting.
Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. The people who make the Pumie Scouring Stick have no idea who I am, I am not getting compensated for this post, and I bought the stick with my own money this morning – so you know these are my own opinions 🙂