Asked on Apr 20, 2019

How can you remove rust off of brick?

TedwardAngie CrabtreeBetsy
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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

    IRON OUT

  • 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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