How do I get rust stains off my formica-like countertop?

by Ta
In my duplex, the stainless steel (ha) sink has rusted underneath and there's now a rust stain on my countertop that goes halfway around the sink. Maintenance said just use CLR...CLR says not to use it on countertops. Any ideas?

  8 answers
  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jul 05, 2017

    I would scrub it with an SOS pad. That or get Maintenance man's word in writing so when it messes up, they have to replace it .

  • Shaley Shaley on Jul 05, 2017

    3M pad will work with baking soda and vinegar. But all you need is some baking soda and half a lemon sprinkle BS and scrub with the cut lemon, or cream of tarter and peroxide. I had that happen to ours it was rust transfer from ( dummy me setting a cast iron in it to cool off and ran some water next to it in the sink didn't think to dry it off ) I left it over night and when I picked up my skillet it and the sink were rusted.

  • Joanne Waylett Joanne Waylett on Jul 05, 2017

    try a paste of baking soda and white Vinegar. Let it sit 15 min maybe more but keep an eye on it. I don't think it damages formica but if it's old it's worth checking

  • Paula R Collier Paula R Collier on Jul 05, 2017

    I soak the spot with wet baking soda for a few hours then wipe it away

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 05, 2017

    Make a mixture of cream of tartar and lemon juice,or baking soda and white vinegar into a paste.Leave on long enough for the solutions to penetrate the rust.

  • Ta Ta on Jul 05, 2017

    Thanks. I'll try it!

  • Ta Ta on Jul 11, 2017

    Thanks everyone, so much!!!

  • Try baking soda and lemon juice.