How to Remove Rust Stains from a Bathtub

1. Baking Soda and Vinegar

Baking soda and vinegar combine to become an incredibly powerful stain remover, and that includes rust stains!

2. Lemon and Salt

Lemon and salt aren’t just fantastic ingredients to use in cooking,  they’re also great at cleaning up stains of all kinds, including…you  guessed it, rust.

3. Pumice Stones

Pumice stones are best known for their ability to remove dead skin from your feet. But these amazing, natural scouring  rocks have so many more uses than that, including being able to remove  rust from your tub without scratching it up horribly.

4. Shaw's Pads

If you’re looking for something with scrubbing power that is safe to use  on ceramic tiles as well as porcelain tubs, then you might want to  consider getting Shaw's pads.

5. Sandpaper

Dampen your sandpaper or cleaning screen and let it sit for a minute before you start gently rubbing the rust away. Scrubbing too hard can result in permanent scratches in your tub, so do be gentle or consider trying other methods instead.

6. Scouring Pads

For light rusting stains, you might be able to get away with just using the scouring pad side of your normal kitchen sponge. Dampen your scouring pad a bit and scrub the rust gently.

7. Commercial Rust Remover

You can use a commercial rust remover, and they are quite effective at their jobs. However, most of them contain harmful chemicals that are dangerous to get on your skin and dangerous to breathe in.

Caution: Avoid Using Bleach

Bleach is fantastic for cleaning a lot of things around the house,  rust just isn’t one of them. In fact, it can actually cause the rust  problem to be much, much worse! So, if you are looking for a commercial rust remover make sure that  the cleaner you pick doesn’t list bleach as one of the ingredients.

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