How to Remove Poop Stains from your Toilet Bowl

How to Remove Poop Stains from your Toilet Bowl

Knowing how to remove poop stains is a skill worth having as a lot of people are shocked by the poop stains they see in their toilet bowls. Cleaning the toilet is one of the home tasks that seems quite challenging but it’s actually so simple. The stains in toilet bowls are caused by poop or mineral buildup from hard water. Toilet if not regularly cleaned can become very dirty and infected too.

Toilets are made of porcelain, which makes it easy for it to pick up stains and easy for the stains to stick to it, but with the right trick, you can easily remove stains from your toilet bowl. It’s so easy and quick to learn how to remove any stain from your toilet bowl.

Beyond stains from poop, water condition can cause stains in your toilet bowl, and these stains can be quite difficult to remove and, then, can cause your toilet to deteriorate overtime.

Below are a number of easy methods to remove poop and other stains from your toilet bowl.


Vinegar is a disinfectant that can effectively kill germs. You can use a solution of vinegar to clean your toilet bowl instead of using harsh abrasives and strong-smelling cleansers. 

How to Use Vinegar in Cleaning Toilet Bowl

You can either put three cups of a vinegar solution into the toilet bowl and the away from the stains with a toilet brush.

Or you can put the vinegar solution in a spray bottle, flush out the water in the toilet bowl and spray the vinegar directly on the stains, and then scrub thoroughly with a toilet brush

Bleach Powder

Am sure you know that bleach is a very strong cleaning agent. But, guess what? It’s not only for your clothes! You can also use it in removing poop stains from your toilet bowl. Bleach also helps in tackling germs in your toilet bowls. 

To use this method simply pour ½cup of bleach powder into the toilet bowl, leave it for some hours, until the stains disappeared. Then, flush away the bleach.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a very good deodorizer, it helps in eliminating bad smells from your toilet bowl as well as removing poop stains from it. 

To use baking soda in removing poop stains from your toilet bowl follow the steps below;

  • Pour 1 cup of baking soda into your toilet bowl
  • Allow it to sit for like 20-30 minutes 
  • After that, scrub thoroughly with a toilet brush
  • Then flush. Don’t forget your hand gloves!

Borax Powder

You can find borax powder in a hardware stores. It is a very powerful cleaning agent.

To use this method, first, drain the toilet bowl, then sprinkle the borax powder directly on the stains and scrub thoroughly (every nook and cranny), with a toilet brush. 

Let the powder sit, for 20-30 minutes before flushing the toilet.

Lemon Juice Solution

Mix lemon juice, water, vinegar, alcohol and baking soda together. Soak a clean piece of cloth with the mixture and scrub the stain with it.

Trisodium Phosphate

To use this method, simply mix very well, 1 tablespoon of trisodium phosphate to three liters of warm water. Soak a piece of cloth with the solution and use it to scrub away at the stain.

Muriatic Acid

Muriatic acid is made up of hydrochloric acid that can affect the eye or the skin when exposed directly to it, so use with caution. 

To use this method;

  • Simply dilute the muriatic acid with water,
  • Pour the mixture into the toilet bowl and allow it to sit for at least an hour,
  • And then flush. Repeat this process as many times as necessary until you get rid of all the poop stains.

Pumice Stone

Here is a very good and easy option to go for, when all else fails! Grab a pumice stone from a supermarket closest to you; you may need more than one depending on the amount of work you have to do.

  • Put on your hand rubber gloves, very important.
  • Flush your toilet very well to be able to see clearly what you’re doing.
  • Use the pumice stone to scrub away at the poop stain.
  • Flush after scrubbing and you’re good to go!

How to Remove Poop Stain from the Toilet Bowl with an All-Purpose Cleaner

There are a lot of cleaning products to choose from when it comes to cleaning and keeping your toilet bowl free from poop stains. You can also grab an all-purpose cleaner from the nearest supermarket to you! 

Here is how to effectively use this all-purpose cleaner to remove stains from your toilet bowl;

  • You have to first use the all-purpose cleaner to wet the toilet bowl – every nook and cranny – and allow it to sit for some minutes; this helps in breaking the down every buildup.
  • Grab your toilet brush and use it to thoroughly scrub under the rim of the bowl. Then, flush the toilet.
  • The combination of flushing and brushing helps in removing germs and other mineral buildups. 
  • Finally, don’t forget to wash your toilet brush when you’re done!
  • Just in case you don’t have a toilet brush, you can substitute it with a rag or sponge.

How to Remove Toilet Stains with Baking Soda and Vinegar

Baking soda when mixed with vinegar forms carbonic acid, which is great at removing hard stains. The combination of baking soda and vinegar creates magic! Hence the mixture of baking soda and vinegar can clean anything, including that stubborn stain in your toilet bowl! 

There are to ways to use this powerful combination;

  • Firstly, you can just put one cup of vinegar into your toilet bowl and turn it around with a toilet brush and leave it for a few minutes, before flushing.
  • The second way is by first, mixing vinegar and baking soda and stirring it still a foam is formed.
  • Afterwards, make a paste and place it on a sponge
  • Add the mixture to the toilet bowl wearing rubber gloves and leave it for at least 20minutes.
  • Then remove the mixture using either a cloth or a sponge and flush your toilet.
  • Add about one cup of baking soda and then add another one to two cups of vinegar. The solution should fizz and create a bubbly concoction.
  • Leave to sit for about five minutes, and then scrub the toilet making sure the solution reaches all the stains in the toilet.
  • Finally, flush the toilet and you’re done!

How to Disinfect your Toilet

Here is a natural and very simple way of disinfecting your toilet;

  • Mix water and vinegar together in a spray bottle and add thyme to it.
  • Spray it inside your toilet bowl and on the bowl rim and use a clean piece of cloth to wipe.

Safety Measures in Cleaning your Toilet 

  • Wear your hand gloves! Always!
  • Read the label of the cleaning product before use! 
  • Use biocides safely.

In Summary

Cleaning a toilet bowl is easier than it looks, and it’s necessary that you regularly clean your toilet bowl to prevent it from getting infected. 

There are different methods  you can employ in cleaning your toilet bowl. These range from the use of vinegar, baking soda to the use of borax powder and pumice stone.

Which ever method you choose, don’t forget to wear your hand gloves!

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