How to Clean Rust

Rust can happen on tools, kitchenware, outdoor furniture, a car or anything made from metal. Especially when you let the water sits on it for too long, it will easily get ugly and damaging rust. But not to worries you can use your common ingredients in your kitchen to remove those rust. Here’s some tips for you to just look and grab what you have in your kitchen.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice and salt will always sit in your kitchen. What you need to do is, rub salt on all the rusted areas you want to clean. Once it coated, cut a lemon in half and squeeze its juice onto the salt. Let the salt and the lemon juice mixture remain on the item for two hours, and then scrub it off. For stubborn stains, you can use steel wool or a scouring pad. But if you don’t want to scratch the metal, you can use cloth. The acid in lemon is well-known natural cleaner.

Lemon juice also suitable for removing rust from fabrics. For the carpet for instance, put lemon juice on the rust stain and then sprinkle cream of tartar onto the top of the juice. Rub in the solution and let it sit on the stain until the rust gone. Rinse with clean water and soak up excess water with towel. The citric acid will take the rust off.

Baking Soda

Pour baking soda in a bowl and then add enough water to make a paste. Apply it to the rusted area, let it sit for a couple of hours. Use a toothbrush to scrub off the paste. Rinse with clean water and dry the area with towel. 

From all above ingredients vinegar is one of the best natural cleaners around. To remove rust from small item like knives and hand tools, just soak them in a bowl of vinegar, and let it sit overnight. In the next morning remove the item and scrub with metal brush or steel wool. Rinse with clean water and dry with towel. If there’s any large or wide items, you can use a cloth. Soak the cloth in the vinegar and wrap around the rusted area, let it sit for overnight and scrub. Even its slow method for cleaning the rust but it work well.

 So Enjoy and no more rusted tools at home !!

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