How Do You Remove Rust With Household Items?

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To remove rust with household items, combine 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar, a quarter cup of baking soda and a bit of hydrogen peroxide to create a paste. Allow the mixture to sit on rusty spots for at least 30 minutes with advice from a professional house cleaner in this free video on housekeeping.

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Video Transcript

My name is Rachel Yatuzis, and I'm going to show you how to remove rust using items and materials that you can find around your house. This ladle has got a little bit of rust in it as you can see. And you want to make a paste using one teaspoon of cream of tartar, next you want a quarter cup, this is a quarter cup, of baking soda, and you want to add hydrogen peroxide until it's pasty, just add a little bit. After you add the peroxide and mix it until it's a paste, use anything that's good for scouring, like a sponge and just work it in. After you scrub it in there really well you want to let it sit for about 30 minutes so the mixture can do its job. After you let it sit for about 30 minutes, you want to get just a rag, get it wet and use this to wipe off the paste. And that will remove rust from just about anything. My name is Rachel Yatuzis and that is how you remove rust using household items.


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