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Before Image of a Toilet with Hard Water Ring around the water line in the bowl, with a after cleaning picture next to it showing toilet bowl without hard water stain
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How to Remove Hard Water Stains from Toilets

LEARNING HOW TO REMOVE HARD WATER STAINS FROM TOILETS is possible and super simple.  This quick and easy trick will clean up those hard water stains from your toilets in just minutes without scratching the porcelain! Just in case you don't believe me, I made you all a video ;)
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins



  • Gather supplies.
    Hard water stained toilet
  • Put on gloves and cut 1-2 small square pieces of Fine-Grit Drywall Sanding Screens. Set them aside.
    drywall screen for cleaning toilet
  • Carefully open the Barkeepers Friend and sprinkle inside your toilet.
    Hard water stained toilet
  • Wearing the gloves, gently yet firmly, begin to scrub away at the hard water buildup in a circular motion with the Drywall screen. Don’t press TOO HARD. Our goal is to remove hard water stains, not destroy the porcelain.
    half cleaned hard water toilet
  • Flush and be amazed!
    toilet with hard water removed