Cleaning expert shares two-minute 'holy grail' method to lift yellow toilet seat stains

Unsightly yellow stains can quickly build up on toilet seat rims
Unsightly yellow stains can quickly build up on toilet seat rims -Credit:Getty Images/iStockphoto

If you're using the bank holiday weekend to give your home a spring clean, there might be certain parts you're dreading that can be particularly tricky to get back to looking their best.

Tackling the toilet is undoubtedly one of the worst parts of the weekly deep-clean, as despite our best efforts white toilet seats can become discoloured over time due to product build-up, urine, mineral deposits and even certain cleaning products. But if you're struggling to budge those unsightly yellow stains, one cleaning expert has shared her method for getting your seat back to sparkling white, The Mirror reports.

Victoria Gordon, online content creator and specialist in bio hazard cleaning, took to her TikTok page to show how she lifted the yellow toilet seat stains in a home she was cleaning. The professional cleaner, who is currently fundraising to be able to help more people with free and subsidised cleaning services, shared the two products she uses to tackle the stains - and they're available from most supermarkets.

Victoria was seen using The Pink Stuff paste along with an Elbow Grease Pink Scrub Mate sponge, both of which are sold for as little as £1.50 each at the likes of Sainsbury's, Asda and The Range as well as on Amazon. After a few minutes of scrubbing, the stains were nowhere to be seen - and the video has quickly racked up more than a million views, with hundreds of fellow cleaning enthusiasts praising the tip.

One person raved in the comments section: "I immediately thought The Pink Stuff as it's my holy grail for this! I have five boys and a 43-year-old manchild with zero aim."

Someone else shared: "I literally scrubbed my toilet seat yesterday that looked like this, Pink Stuff removed it!"

And another follower agreed: "I bought some today off the back of this TikTok and I can confirm it does work and gets those stains off! I'd tried everything else but nothing budged it!"

Meanwhile, others recommended using a Magic Eraser sponge to lift the stains, which are sold in packs for around £1.50. In a post in a Mrs Hinch Facebook group, this method emerged as another favourite after one fan shared: "I'm so embarrassed about the look of my toilet seat as it’s yellowing at the rim no matter how much I clean it, it still looks yellow. Is there anything I can do to get rid of the yellow or do I need a new toilet seat?"

One person responded: "Magic Eraser with bicarbonate of soda is miraculous." And a second group member added: "I thought I would have to replace mine, but I used a Magic Eraser and that did the trick."