What is Pumice Stone
Pumice stone is derived from volcanic lava and is used as an abrasive.
It is useful for removing stains from hard surfaces that are capable of withstanding a coarse cleaning action. It can be used on its own or in combination with a cleaning agent.
If using any form of caustic/toxic cleaning chemical always wear rubber gloves and breathing protection if recommended by the chemical manufacturer.
Pumice Stone can be purchased from most hardware stores.
You may also find small pumice stones at Pharmacies and health shops which are intended for abrasive rubbing on hard calluses and rough spots on feet.
Benefits of Pumice Stone
There are many situations around the home where Pumice Stone will assist in lifting hardened stains and dirt.
- Hardened stains on brickwork can be removed with gentle rubbing with pumice.
- In the kitchen, Pumice can be used to clean cast iron Grills, Skillets, Frypans, and Cookware. Cast iron and aluminum BBQ hotplates can also benefit from cleaning with a pumice stone.
- It is suitable for cleaning most cast products from food, grease, and carbon build-ups.
- As with brickwork, concrete can be cleaned from hardened and stubborn stains with a gentle rubbing of pumice stone.
- Porcelain toilet bowls, sinks, and basins can benefit from cleaning with a pumice stone. It is also suitable for the removal of mineral deposits around taps and drains.
The harshness of pumice makes it ideally suited to these hard surfaces.
However, it is not suitable for use on delicate hard surfaces such as laminate, marble, enamel (such as stove tops), hard or soft plastics.
It is equally not suited to cleaning any type of fabric including carpet.
To avoid harsh scratches pumice stone should be used wet.
On extremely tough stains on hard surfaces using pumice in combination with a scraper such as a razor blade or paint scraper can help.
Pumice has other uses around the home in addition to cleaning. It can be used to clean and prepare surfaces for painting and to remove rust from metal.
In Industry, Pumice stone is used to manufacture lightweight concrete which has a host of uses.
Cosmetically pumice can be used as an exfoliant and for soothing rough feet.
Be cautious of the material you are going to be cleaning is suitable for the harshness of pumice.
It is a good hard surface cleaning material but it can be unforgiving if used on surfaces that scratch easily.
If in doubt of the material you will be cleaning either test an area that will not be seen if it scratches or safer still, choose a safer cleaning material.
Cleaning and Removing Rust Stains With a Pumice Stone
Have you scrubbed and scrubbed around your bathtub or inside your toilet, but you couldn’t get the stain out? If you have, then a pumice stone can really help you.
For me, it all started when I saw some stains in my toilet bowl.
I had tried many different products in an attempt to remove the stains, but nothing really seemed to work.
I began to search online in order to find out if anyone else had the same problem that I was having with removing stains from a toilet bowl.
Many people shared their views on this subject, but one, in particular, stood out, a lady said that she used a pumice stone to remove the stains from her toilet bowl.
Yes, that’s right, a good old-fashioned pumice stone.
I was so excited about my discovery that I began looking around my home to see if I had a pumice stone.
I was so glad when I found one.
I proceeded to lift up my toilet seat and I knew that I was going to have to do some scrubbing because I did not have any rubber gloves.
I recommend that you use rubber gloves if you are going to use this stone to clean a stain out of your toilet bowl.
Pumice is a porous, light, solidified glassy lava that is created when extremely hot, highly pressurized rock is violently ejected from a volcano.
It is usually used in solid form as an abrasive and in powdered form as both a polish and an abrasive.
It is typically a pale color, but it can also be light gray, white, blue, black, or completely colorless and has the general appearance of rocky froth.
Pumice stones are frequently used in beauty salons for pedicures to remove calluses or dry/excess skin from the bottom of feet, but that is not all they are good for.
Pumice stones are not just good for removing calluses from your feet, but they really help to remove dark, ugly yellow stains out of a toilet bowl.
I was also amazed that the pumice stones do not damage the porcelain finish of the toilet bowl.
So, if you have tried many products to get yellow stains out of your toilet bowl and you have had no success, why not try a good old-fashioned pumice stone?
It will really help to make your toilet bowl bright and sparkling clean.
Don’t Forget To Wear Your Gloves!