Rust stains are unsightly and can make an otherwise clean sink appear dirty and neglected. Rust stains can be challenging to remove and may become permanent over time. So read below tips on rust stain removal using a variety of do-it-yourself cleaners, from the helpful professionals at Skilliapp.
3 Best Way to Remove Rust Stains from Sink and Tub
1. Lemon and Salt
Use fresh lemon juice, then add salt into it make a paste or direct sprinkle salt on the stained area then squeeze lemon juice on it until the salt is soaked. Let the mixture remain on the stain for 2-3 hours, then scrub with a toothbrush or microfiber cloth and wash with cold water.
2. Pumice Stones
Stone is an option for removing a stain; it is not recommended for fiberglass. It is simple to use, just wet the stone with elbow grease and rub on the stain for better effect. As you will continue the work, you will see the wet stone will create a paste which will take the process by lifting and removing the stain. Then rinse the area with cold water.
3. Baking Soda & White Vinegar
Sprinkle white vinegar on the strain area then sprinkle some baking soda on it, and scrub with an aluminum foil. You can also directly sprinkle baking soda on the stain, then scrub with a toothbrush dipped in water. You can also go for, make a paste of baking soda and water then apply it on the stain areas keep it overnight, scrub it with a toothbrush or aluminum foil or microfiber cloth and then rinse with clean water.
How to Prevent Rust Stain
Several methods you can use to prevent rust stain are as follows:
Installation of Water Softener or an Iron Filter – It will go a long way in preventing future rust stain.
Keep Metal Things Away From The Sink & Tub – Metal rings can quickly contain rust stain on the tub surface when it comes in the contact of water. It’s the best way to store all the metallic things away from the bathroom in the cabinet.
Wiping of Sink and Tub – Wipe or clean the sink and tub after use to remove any iron residue.