How to remove stains from toilet seat without scrubbing or bleach

Toilet cleaning is a task that is usually tackled with bleach and a load of scrubbing, however, this is not a good idea.


As chlorine bleach is corrosive, a chemical reaction can occur between it and the surface of a toilet seat. 


This means bleach will cause the colour of the seat to turn yellow permanently. Besides fabric, bleach will discolour plastic and other materials, especially if it’s not diluted. 


Cleaning your toilet with bleach every once in a while probably won’t hurt the seat, but continuously using this product or not diluting it is likely to make your toilet seat a gross yellow colour.


Instead, Emily Barron, a cleaning expert at Property Rescue has shared an effective item that “works like magic” on toilet seats.


Speaking exclusively to, she said: “Yellow toilet seat stains are not only unsightly, but they can also be incredibly stubborn and difficult to get rid of. 


“While there are lots of cleaning products on the market, these can sometimes be harsh on surfaces and can wreck your clothes if you come into contact with them. 


“What’s more, there are a few unusual toilet cleaning hacks using household ingredients that work just as well.”



One of these “magic” cleaning hacks is to use WD-40. Although this product is not the first thing that comes to people’s minds as the brand is often associated with degreasing metals, lubricating doors, and dealing with vehicle maintenance, it can prove to be “effective”.


Emily instructed: “Spray a small amount of WD-40 onto a cloth and gently rub it on the stained areas of the toilet seat. 


“Let it sit for eight to 10 minutes, then wipe it off with a clean cloth. WD-40 is known for its ability to remove various stains and can be effective on toilet seat stains as well.”


This product also creates a seal around the affected areas to stop the stains from sticking to the pores of the surface which prevents your toilet seat from getting stained again easily.


Wd-40 can be picked up on Amazon for £5.66 currently down from £9.99 or from Toolstation for £6.98.


Alternatively, Emily recommended that households use toothpaste to rid their toilet seats of stains.


She said: “Toothpaste is an effective cleaning agent and will get rid of stains thanks to the mild abrasive in it. 


“Simply apply a small amount of non-gel toothpaste to the affected area and use a clean toothbrush or cloth to scrub the stain.”

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