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How to clean wee wee stains off underside of loo seat

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Jaxie Sat 25-Jun-16 11:30:06

I occasionally do for a man who never cleans the underside of his white plastic loo seat, which consequently now sports a nasty yellow stain I can't seem to bleach off - any solutions, grans?

whitewave Sat 25-Jun-16 11:33:00

Oh I use spray bleach that works - it may be the material that the seat is made from?

hildajenniJ Sat 25-Jun-16 11:33:31

I clean the staff toilets in Waitrose. I have not yet found anything that takes the stains off the underside of the seats. They come off if very fresh! Once urine has stained the plastic I'm afraid it's there for good.

boheminan Sat 25-Jun-16 11:33:40

Apart from a good potty training session, I've found the best way to get rid of the wee-wee stains on white plastic is by giving the seat a good scrub with a wire cleaner (the silver ones that look like knitted steel). Good luck - not the nicest of jobs

Nonnie1 Sat 25-Jun-16 11:41:19

Try adding some bleach on to the stains neat. It will come off next time you wipe it.

hildajenniJ Sat 25-Jun-16 11:47:33

Not if it's been there for a long time, it won't!

Nonnie1 Sat 25-Jun-16 11:50:01

Well.. at least it will be clean ..

*ever hopeful.. glass half full and all that... smile

shysal Sat 25-Jun-16 11:50:06

There might be limescale there too, so a strong de-scaler could do the trick. Good luck!

harrigran Sat 25-Jun-16 12:18:24

Cif or similar with a sponge pan scrubber takes the stains off.

Charleygirl Sat 25-Jun-16 12:27:12

You may find that a new loo seat is the only option.

ninathenana Sat 25-Jun-16 12:53:15

Oddly I've just bought a new loo seat as one of ours had cracked. It states on the box.
Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents or scourers
Not suitable for use with bleach
Never use neat disinfectant; only use as a diluted solution.

So maybe that's why the current one cracked, I've done all of the above blush

jinglbellsfrocks Sat 25-Jun-16 12:59:17

I use Dettox lav cleaner. Unfortunately I, just once, gave the top of the loo lid a swish with it and it has taken off a swathe of the shine! So that might work on it. But a soft pan scrubber may be needed. Depends if the wee has crystallised. (sorry!)

f77ms Sat 25-Jun-16 13:40:46

Nothing will take the stains of plastic if it has been there a long time , not even neat bleach . I used to clean pub toilets for a bit of cash when my kids were babies . You can buy a new seat for £10 or even less . Is he capable of changing the seat ? I have changed mine and it is very easy with rubber gloves to give you some grip .

Lazigirl Sat 25-Jun-16 13:53:04

What about trying a paste of bicarb? Leave it on a bit, but I do suspect nothing will work as already said.

tiredoldwoman Sat 25-Jun-16 17:36:20

Spray with vinegar then stick on some bicarb , it fizzes and might remove the stain ? Might fizzle his pizzle , too ! blush

wot Sat 25-Jun-16 17:49:22

I like Bohemians tip too.

Teetime Sat 25-Jun-16 17:58:33

I use a cre4am cleaner like CIF but there comes a time when a new loo seat is needed.
PS How do you get urine on the underside? No don't tell me someone has a curved upwards penis.

thatbags Sat 25-Jun-16 18:23:59

Magic eraser sponges get most stains off most hard surfaces.

jinglbellsfrocks Sat 25-Jun-16 18:33:04

I've got some of those. They are good. You have to be a bit careful on surfaces though because they take off a very fine layer.

jinglbellsfrocks Sat 25-Jun-16 18:34:29

Teetime splashes? (also, I tend to pee sideways. A bloke wouldn't though.)

jinglbellsfrocks Sat 25-Jun-16 18:35:54

Of course, sideways isn't upwards. Hmm... confused

Ana Sat 25-Jun-16 18:36:09

How do you know you pee sidewise? Do you peer down and watch? confused

Envious Sat 25-Jun-16 18:40:47

You get wet Ana !

ninathenana Sat 25-Jun-16 18:42:12

Both my loo seats have stains on the underside
Splashes from men having the seat up when they 'go' ???

Ana Sat 25-Jun-16 18:54:37

Envious, son't most women sit down to wee? How would you get wet? confused