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Yellow stains on the toilet seat? Five home remedies remove discoloration in no time


Yellowish stains on the toilet seat are not only unsightly, but also unhygienic. Remove discoloration quickly and easily with our cleaning tips.

Yellowish stains on the toilet seat are not only unsightly, but also unhygienic.

Remove discoloration quickly and easily with our cleaning tips.

Yellow stains on the toilet seat can occur for a variety of reasons.

One of the most common reasons is contact with urine and its components.

If urine lands on the toilet seat and is not cleaned immediately, yellow stains can form over time.

Hard water or discoloration from detergents can also cause yellow stains on the toilet seat.

In the toilet bowl itself, brown deposits form from urine scale over time.

In order to avoid or remove these stains, it is important to clean the toilet lid regularly and, if necessary, to use special cleaning agents.

In this article you will find out which home remedies you can use to quickly remove these stains.

1. Curtain detergent

Curtain detergent can be an effective solution for removing yellowish urine stains.

The agent is applied to the toilet seat and then rubbed off with a sponge or cloth.

After that, the lid should be rinsed thoroughly with water.


Yellow discolouration from urine tends to form on the toilet lid, but this can be removed with household remedies.

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2. Dirt eraser

Dirt erasers are another option for stubborn urine stains.

The sponges, which can be found at any drug store, contain no chemicals and are still very effective.

Simply dampen the dirt eraser and rub over the stains until they are gone.

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3. Oven spray

Oven spray not only works wonders for burned-in food in the oven, but can also clean other parts of the household wonderfully.

The spray is simply applied to the soiled area on the toilet seat and should act for a few minutes.

Then the lid can be rubbed with a sponge or cloth and rinsed thoroughly.

4. Citric Acid

Citric acid is a natural household remedy that has a bleaching effect and can therefore also help with urine stains on the toilet seat.

To do this, make a paste of citric acid (in powder form) and water and apply it to the lid.

The mixture should act for about ten minutes and then be rubbed off with a cloth or sponge.

Please make sure to use household gloves – citric acid is very aggressive.

5. Toothpaste

Toothpaste can also be a quick fix for yellow stains on the toilet seat.

Simply spread a small amount of toothpaste on the stain and rub off with a damp cloth or sponge.

Then rinse the lid thoroughly.

Five home remedies replace common cleaning supplies - and they are in your closet

Five home remedies replace usual cleaning supplies - and they are in your closet

Avoid yellow stains on toilet lids and clean regularly

Conclusion: There are several ways to remove yellowish urine stains from the toilet seat.

Whether curtain detergent, dirt eraser, oven spray, citric acid or toothpaste - each cleaning agent has its own advantages.

The toilet should be cleaned regularly, preferably weekly, so that the yellowish discoloration does not appear on the toilet seat in the first place.

This article was created with the help of machines and carefully reviewed by editor Andrea Stettner before publication.

List of rubrics: © Zoonar/Imago

Source: merkur

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