Asked on Apr 20, 2019

How can you remove rust off of brick?

TedwardAngie CrabtreeBetsy


Our sprinkler system has sprayed well water on the side of our brick house and it is all rusty looking. Wondering if anything can be used to remove it

6 answers
  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Apr 20, 2019


  • A Crafty Mix - Michelle
    on Apr 20, 2019

    Hi Julie, you can use oxalic acid. Just follow the directions and let the chemicals penetrate the brick before scrubbing off with a stiff scrub brush and then rinse with water from a garden hose.

  • Betsy
    on Apr 20, 2019

    Hi Lynn: I use a product from the Dollar Tree called Totally Awesome Rust, Calcium and Lime remover. It's cheap and works:) Good luck

  • Angie Crabtree
    on Apr 20, 2019

    I use Allen' s vinegar 3 you can purchase in any cleaning dept. of your super market its super strength apple vinegar and is good for the enviroment

  • Tedward
    on Apr 21, 2019

    This is an easy one! Buy lots of CLR. Put it in a spray bottle and concentrate on a small patch at a time. Don't get the bricks wet with water before you spray with CLR. Give it a few minutes to work and then hose it down. If you find it's being a little stubborn, use a stiff bristled brush on it and then rinse. Put a baffle behind that sprinkler or replace with a head that doesn't spray on the bricks. It's a lot easier to prevent it than it is to repair it.

    Put a rabbits foot in your back pocket if this doesn't help.

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