Asked on May 30, 2018

How to remove rust stain from blacktop driveway?

by O.shag
Let someone keep their gas grill next to garage over the winter. They came to get it while we were gone and when we got home there was some rust stains where it had been sitting. Annoying! Oh, shoot! Was in a hurry and forgot to say this is on a blacktop driveway.

  6 answers
  • Dee Dee on May 30, 2018

    Rustoleum makes a great rust remover.

    You can get it on Amazon. Whatever you do, do not use bleach it will reinforce the rust.

    • O.shag O.shag on May 30, 2018

      Thank you. I'd have to check if it can be used in blacktop. Don't want to make a bigger problem for myself!

  • 27524803 27524803 on May 30, 2018

    Try using baking soda and vinegar... then power wash... and there are some good rust removers out there... check your home improvement store

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 30, 2018

    test a small spot with lemon or white vinegar

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 30, 2018

    Try Wire Wool maybe.

  • Missy Burch Missy Burch on May 30, 2018

    plain Coke will remove rust from almost anything.

  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on May 30, 2018

    Pour or spray white vinegar on the rusted surface in place of lemon juice for tougher stains. Let the vinegar sit for several minutes before scrubbing it with a wire brush. Rinse away the rust with some cold water and repeat for difficult stains. Scrub the surface of theconcrete with a brush.

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    • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on May 31, 2018

      Try it in a hidden area to test it first. If the vinegar doesn't work then try CLR (Calcium, Lime, Rust) product from the store (again test it in a hidden area).