How to Remove Rust Stains From Tub


Although this is not our area of expertise, we thought we'd pass on this information that was tested by our employees. They are always talking about their own home repairs and we thought this was an interesting topic and solution.
Rust in the bathroom is usually the result of two related situations. Either iron-containing metals in your bathroom fixtures have begun to rust OR your mineral-rich water supply
If this is a recurring problem and the staining is chronic, there may be no way to remove the stain as it may have etched itself into the porcelain.
If this is a recurring problem and the staining is chronic, there may be no way to remove the stain as it may have etched itself into the porcelain.
Most staining is not that bad and can be successfully removed if you know how but regular toilet bowl cleaners or powdered chlorine based cleansers will not solve this problem.
Most staining is not that bad and can be successfully removed if you know how but regular toilet bowl cleaners or powdered chlorine based cleansers will not solve this problem.

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  • Amanda Elizabeth
    on Jun 21, 2017

    How do you let it sit underneath the water tap? It just goes to the bottom

  • Judy H.
    on Jul 18, 2017

    How can I put a liquid product on a vertical or downward sloping surface and "let it sit"? It runs right down the drain.

  • Rose Garrison
    on May 21, 2018

    If you are on a well, will the hydrogen peroxide negatively affect your septic tank?

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  • Sue
    on Nov 5, 2018

    I love Barkeepers Friend...found at Lowes

  • Kim D Holmes
    on Nov 7, 2018

    Hydrogen Peroxide does work but I added some Baking Soda to a very wet Hydrogen Peroxide rag and rust on plastic came of with a little elbo Grease.

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