Asked on Jul 30, 2020

How to clean rust from tiles?

Deb KBecky at Flipping the FlipDebbie/Dragonfly Treasure
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  • Cynthia H
    on Jul 30, 2020

    I've used different methods. A product like CLR works. Try a little WD40 if you have it. Good luck and stay safe!

  • Lindsay Aratari
    on Jul 31, 2020

    I use Young Living's Thieves cleaner

  • Betsy
    on Jul 31, 2020

    Hi Simone: I use a product from the Dollar Tree called LA's Totally Awesome Rust Lime and Calcium All-Purpose Cleaner. And, it only costs a dollar :) I spray it on and leave it maybe a 1/2 hour and then rinse it off. Depending on how bad your rust is, you may have to leave it on longer. Good luck

  • Debbie/Dragonfly Treasure
    on Jul 31, 2020

    I found this:

    ''You may not like the taste of lemon but you’ll love its cleaning properties when it comes to removing rust. You can use lemon juice as a cleaner in a couple of different ways. For a simple solution just pour it straight onto the area of tile that is affected and leave it in place for five minutes; do not allow the juice to dry. When the five minutes is over grab an old toothbrush and scrub at the stain. If you’re still having problems removing the stain add some more lemon juice to the area, together with some salt, and leave it to rest for three hours before scrubbing the solution off with the toothbrush, using warm water.

    The other method of using lemon to remove rust stains from ceramic tiles involves mixing it with baking soda and applying the resulting paste to the stain. This should be left in place for half an hour before it is scrubbed off with a sponge or soft brush.''

  • You could try some CLR for this. Test a small spot first.

  • Deb K
    on Aug 8, 2020

    Hello Simone, here are a few things for you to try, hope they help!

    1. Mix equal parts lemon or lime juice and borax as another option for removing rust stains from ceramic tile.
    2. Mix equal parts salt and white vinegar as yet another cleaning alternative; allow it to stand for three or four hours before scrubbing.
    3. Apply a pumice stone to rust stains to remove them.



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