Asked on Apr 3, 2018

Removing rust from tiles

Lin2214093Linda DavisMissy Burch
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  • Ken
    Ken
    on Apr 3, 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 3, 2018

    what type pf tiles?
  • Janet
    Janet
    on Apr 3, 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 3, 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 17, 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 4, 2018

    Coke will remove rust from almost anything.
  • Lin2214093
    Lin2214093
    on Apr 4, 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 4, 2018

    have you tried CLR. I've used it on lots of things, even pool tile.
  • Lin2214093
    Lin2214093
    on Apr 7, 2018

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

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