The next time you find ugly rust spots, head straight to your kitchen cabinets. Making your own natural rust removal solution is a safe, affordable alternative to expensive store-bought chemicals. It is imperative to remove rust as soon as possible to prevent the rust from spreading and causing additional damage to any surface that it comes into contact with. Try an easy remedy using baking soda and your surface will be rust free in no time.
Things You'll Need
- 1 tbsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. water
- Small bowl
- Mixing spoon
- Clean damp rag
- Crumpled sheets of aluminum foil
- Paper towel
Combine 1 tbsp. of baking soda with 1 tsp. of water in a small bowl.
Mix the combination, using a spoon, to form a thick paste.
Apply the paste to the rust-stained area using a clean, damp rag.
Crumple several pieces of aluminum foil into the shape of a small ball.
Scrub the paste into the stain using the aluminum foil as a scouring pad.
Wipe the paste away with a paper towel.
Repeat steps 3 through 6 if needed.
Tips & Warnings
- A low-grade steel wool pad can be used as a substitute for the aluminum foil.
- Avoid using commercial rust removers. Store-bought rust removers are toxic and can be harmful to people and animals.
- Photo Credit rust image by PeteG from Fotolia.com
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