Removing rust from tiles

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  • Ken Ken on Apr 03, 2018
    Would help to know what kind of tiles. Porcelain tiles have a completely different surface from terra-cotta tiles and will require a different approach. You might try a product called CLR.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 03, 2018
    what type pf tiles?

  • Janet Janet on Apr 03, 2018
    Try cor or for a more greener clean up try equal parts lemon juice and borax, or try salt and vinegar but let it stand for around 4 hours then scrub with a pumice stone

  • Lin2214093 Lin2214093 on Apr 03, 2018
    Thanks for the replies, they are porcelain tiles. Will check out CLR but not sure it is sold in the UK.

    • Patti Nicholas Patti Nicholas on Apr 16, 2018
      See if you can find a product called Barkeepers Friend. It is made of oxolic acid which is fairly ecologically friendly, isnt dangerous to use even without gloves, and won’t damage the porcelain like a pumice stone can.i own a housekeeping company and I’ve used this on many porcelain tubs and sinks that have new and very old rust stains and it works every time. It also polishes chrome beautifull.

  • Missy Burch Missy Burch on Apr 04, 2018
    Coke will remove rust from almost anything.

  • Lin2214093 Lin2214093 on Apr 04, 2018
    Coke was the first thing I tried but unfortunately had no effect, going to try lemon and salt next.

  • Linda Davis Linda Davis on Apr 04, 2018
    have you tried CLR. I've used it on lots of things, even pool tile.

  • Lin2214093 Lin2214093 on Apr 07, 2018
    Can't buy CLR in the UK, will try lemon and Borax. Also came across Hammerite Rust Remover. Thanks for all your replies