My bathroom sink and tub are very old. All around the drains are very rusty. I don't have the funds to replace them. Any ideas on how I get rid of the RUST ???

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 18, 2018

    Hi Deb, Try WD-40 and leave overnight, and then wipe off. Good luck.....

    • Deb Deb on Sep 18, 2018

      Hi there.. WD-40? I never thought of that. Definitely testing this idea.. Thank you!!

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Sep 18, 2018

    Yes remove the rust, I just touched mine up with white alliance touch up paint.

  • Deb Deb on Sep 18, 2018

    That's not a bad idea. I forgot about alliance paint. Thank you..

  • Lisa13 Lisa13 on Sep 18, 2018

    I used the works you can get at Walmart or dollar tree and put new caulk around tub check drying time

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 03, 2021

    Hi Deb, Before you attempt any of the methods listed below, conduct a spot test in an inconspicuous area of the sink, tub or toilet to prevent damage. Rust stain removal options include:

    Lemon and Salt

    Use either bottled or fresh lemon juice, add enough salt to form a wet paste and apply it to the affected area(s). While this solution is ideally suited for flat surfaces, it can also be successful in the toilet bowl, although the application may be tricky. Once applied, allow the mixture to sit for several hours or overnight before scrubbing with a toothbrush or microfiber cloth, and rinsing with clean water.

    Pumice Stones

    A pumice stick or stone is an option for removing rust stains from porcelain, although it is not recommended for fiberglass. Simply wet the stone and apply enough elbow grease to effectively rub away the stain. As you continue to work, the dampened stone will create a paste which will aid in the cleaning process by lifting and removing the stain. Once you are finished scrubbing, rinse the area with clean water.

    Baking Soda

    Make a thick paste of baking soda and water and apply to the affected area(s). Leave the mixture to sit overnight and scrub with a toothbrush or microfiber cloth, and rinse with clean water.

    Abrasive Scouring Pads

    For light, stains try scrubbing the area with the rough side of a sponge or scouring pad that has been slightly dampened.

    Commercial Cleaners

    There are several cleaning products on the market that are formulated to remove stains, including rust. Avoid products that contain bleach as it may only exacerbate the problem. Options include:

    • Limeosol™
    • Magic Eraser®
    • Zud®
    • Bar Keepers Friend®