How to Clean Stain on Toilet Seat

Stains on the toilet seat can be unsightly and embarrassing. Fortunately, there are simple strategies you can use to effectively learn how to clean stain on toilet seat. Here are seven effortless steps to get your toilet seat looking brand new.

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1. Find the Location of the Screws

Removing a plastic toilet seat is surprisingly simple.  Start by unscrewing the nut or bolt that holds the seat down. It should be located underneath the seat near or around its hinge connections. If you have trouble removing the nut or bolt, use a pair of pliers or an adjustable wrench to loosen it up.

2. Remove the Toilet Seat

Once you have removed the nut or bolt, lift off the toilet seat from its hinges. The majority of toilets put in place on modern homes will have plastic seats so there won’t be too much resistance here. 

3. Create Paste Using Baking Soda

Mix equal parts of warm water, baking soda and vinegar in a bowl. Keep stirring until it forms a thick paste. Feel free to add more or less of any ingredient depending on how thick or thin you want your paste.

4. Cleaning the Seat Using the Paste

use a spoon or spatula to apply an even layer of your baking soda paste over the entire surface of the toilet seat. Once applied, leave it on for 10-20 minutes so that the stains will disappear.

5. Wipe off the Seat Using Vinegar

Wipe off all remnants of the baking soda paste with a rag that has been soaked in vinegar. Dry off the seat using a clean dry cloth.  Keep rubbing until there are no more stains left behind. You should now have yourself a sparkling clean toilet seat.

6. Any Remaining Stains, Remove Using Hydrogen Peroxide

Use a cloth or sponge to dab hydrogen peroxide directly onto the stain until it is fully covered. Leave it on for 10-20 minutes so that all bacteria are killed and so that the tough stain will disappear.

7. Reattach the Toilet Seat 

Start by cleaning around the area of the seat’s base where it attaches to the bowl. Make sure to remove all dirt and dust. 

Now it’s time to attach the nuts and bolts. Use your screwdriver to attach one nut on either side of the bowl so that they will support each side of the hinges properly. Make sure everything is tightened securely. 

Give it one last once-over with a cloth to check that all traces of dirt are removed and voilà – job done.

What causes yellow stains on toilet seat?

Improper cleaning techniques can also be behind those annoying yellow stains on your toilet seat. Not only must you use care when using chemicals while cleaning surfaces like a toilet seat (as mentioned above), but also make sure not to scrub too hard or use abrasive sponges when trying to remove dirt or grime buildup – as this can also lead to discolored yellow spots on surfaces!

There are several other potential causes behind those dreaded unsightly yellow spots on your toilet seat – such as hard water, chemical reactions between cleaning products and other materials.

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