Rusty metal on a door

How to Remove Rust From Metal

It can be very hard to remove rust from metal, but there are several methods for doing so.

Method One: Use vinegar

White vinegar can be used to get rust off metal. You can either apply vinegar directly or put the metal item in a receptacle filled with vinegar. Once the rust starts to dissolve, wipe the metal clean and rinse it with water. Keep repeating this process until either all the rust has gone or the vinegar stops being effective. If the metal still has some rust left over, try some rust removal solution.

Method Two: Use bicarbonate of soda

Create a thick, foamy paste by mixing bicarbonate of soda with water. Then apply the paste to the metal and leave it until it dries. Then scrub it off with a damp cloth. Repeat this process until you’ve got rid of as much rust as possible. If there’s still some left over, buy a rust removal solution.

Method Three: Use rust removal solution

There are several specially made rust removal products on the market. You should read the label’s instructions before using one, but you usually apply them to a cloth and simply wipe on the affected area of the metal.

These products can contain harmful chemicals, so you should use gloves and a mask when applying them.

Some good rust removal products include Jenolite Rust Remover and Hammerite Rust Remover Gel.