How to Clean a Toilet


  • original-pine-cleaner
  • sponge Sponge
  • scrub-brush Scrubbing brush
  • rubber-gloves Rubber gloves


Learn how to clean a toilet and how Pine-Sol cleans toilets. Cleaning toilets and disinfecting toilet bowls is easier with these tips.

  1. Step 1 Pour Pine-Sol® directly onto a sponge, rag or scrubbing brush.
  2. Step 2 Wipe down the toilet tank, lid, seat cover and outside of the bowl, reapplying more cleaner as needed.
  3. Step 3 Rinse each surface with water.
  4. Step 4 Splash Pine-Sol® into the toilet bowl and hit every crevice with your trusty toilet brush. Let it sit for a few minutes and flush.

    TIP: Only have a few minutes to clean? Add a little of your favorite scented Pine-Sol® to the toilet bowl in the morning to keep your bathroom smelling fresh throughout the day.

With an improved concentrated formula that is 2x as strong* to last 2x as long*, you can use less for the same great clean.

concentrated formula Non-concentrated formula
¼ cup in 2 gallons water ½ cup in 2 gallons water
⅛ cup in 1 gallon water ¼ cup in 1 gallon water
¹⁄₁₆ cup or 1 tablespoon in ½ gallon water ⅛ cup in ½ gallon water
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  • 2X concentrated
    Tackle more messes per bottle.*
  • 5x cleaning
    Odor, grease, grime, dirt & allergens.
  • removes 99% of allergens§
    Destroy dust mites & pet dander.
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  • * vs. previous Pine-Sol® Pine/Scented Formula when used as directed
  • When diluted as directed vs previous Original Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface Cleaner.
  • § Non-living dust mite matter and pet dander