How to Remove Rust Stain (Part 3)

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This post is a continuation from part 2 on How to Remove Rust Stain. Lately, in part 1, we have gone through the following:.

– Cleaning rust stain on leather

– Removing a rust stain from fabric

In part 2, we had further covered the following:

– Removing rust stain from a garment

– Removing rust stain on wood

– Cleaning rust stain on a floor or wall

– Removing a rust stain on a smooth coating

We will now cover the final part, which is:

– Removing a rust stain on metal

– Cleaning a rust stain on stone

– Detergents to remove a rust stain


Removing a rust stain on metal

Here’s how to remove a rust stain on metal.

On stainless steel

– Put a little salt on the stain.

– Rub it with a sponge soaked in lemon juice.

On copper

– Immerse the copper object in a basin containing:

◦ lukewarm red wine;

◦ coarse salt;

◦ diluted chicory;

◦ Cola.

– Polish with elbow grease and an abrasive sponge.

– Wash with clear water.

– Wipe dry.

Another effective solution: an electrochemical bath.

On brass

If the brass oxidizes, the best solution is to immerse it in Cola and then rub it vigorously.

Note: Rinsing and polishing are required after such a treatment.

Cleaning a rust stain on stone

To remove a rust stain on a stone:

– If the stain is small:

◦ Apply textile rust remover.

◦ Rinse.

Other effective detergents: methylated spirits.

– If the stain is impregnated:

◦ Mix:

▪ of Spanish white;

▪ 1 kg of sodium citrate;

▪ 6 liters of glycerine;

▪ 6 liters of water.

◦ Place this thick mixture on the stain.

◦ Wait for the mixture to dry.

◦ Rinse and brush to remove the detergent.

– If rust remains: Repeat until all rust is removed.

On marble

To remove a rust stain on marble, apply a cloth impregnated with hydrogen peroxide to the stained area.

Another effective detergent: a product against oxidation in drugstores.

On stoneware

– Dilute (carefully!) oxalic acid in water.

– Rub the stain with this mixture.

– Rinse.

– Dry.

On granite

– Clean with a bleached sponge.

– Dab the stain with cotton moistened with methylated spirits.

Other effective stain removers: lemon juice with added salt, a special anti-rust stain remover for natural stone.

Detergents to remove a rust stain

– Organic lemon juice: 3 $/50 ml

– Table salt: 4 $/200 g

– Organic washing powder: 10 $/2,5 kg

– Anti-rust for textile: 5 $/100 ml

– Anti-rust for carpets and rugs (dry): 5 $/50 ml

– Anti-rust canister for wood: 25 $/liter

– Ammonia: 1,50 $/liter

– Sodium hyposulfite: 6 $/200 g

– Oxalic acid (sorrel salt): 12 $/750 g

– Glycerin: 1 $/100 ml

– Turpentine essence: 15 $/liter

– Hydrochloric acid: 1,50 $/liter

– Oven Stripper: 9 $/500 ml

– Hydrogen peroxide: 6 $/liter

– Chicory powder: 2 $/100 g

– Cola: 2 $/1,5 liter

– Blanc d’Espagne or Blanc de Meudon: 4 $/500 g

– Sodium citrate: 9 $/100 g

– Alcohol to burn: 3 $/liter

– Bleach canister: 1,50 $/2 liters

Note: prices are given as an indication.

Thank you for staying posted on our blog. Hope the posts from Part 1 and Part 2 till here would be of any help to you. Please do not hesitate to request more posts on specific topics of your interest and remember to leave your comments below and share these posts with your friends.

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