Squeeze a lemon over the rust spot and cover the rusty areas with salt.
Next, let this mixture sit on the rusty area for three to four hours.
Finally, use a nylon scrubber to scrub the solution off, along with the rust stains.
The reason this home remedy works well is because of the acidity of the lemon, and the gentle abrasiveness of the salt.
Did you know there are lots of uses for lemons and salt for cleaning your home? You can check out more lemon juice uses here, and even more salt uses here. I'd also love it if you added some of your own uses, if you've got one!
In addition, there are even more tips for removing rust stains in your shower or tub below, including a tip for preventing some of these stains and a very popular natural recipe sent in by another reader.
How To Clean Bathtub Rust Using Cream Of Tartar & Vinegar
I had this nasty brown looking stain that was caused by the water dripping in the tub over a period of time.
I got the faucet fixed. No drip, but I still had an ugly stain.
Cleanser didn't even clean it.
I soaked part of the tub in Pinesol water, not trying to clean the stain and it lighted it a tiny bit.
Then, I added 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar + 1 tablespoon of vinegar, and made a paste. No more stain!
I was shocked. I just poured that mixture on the scrubby side of the sponge and I was prepared to scrub away but I didn't need to scrub.
I started to wipe it and voila, it was coming off easy peasy.
Cream of tartar is great stuff!
Thanks for this tip Delores.
I would suspect the reason this homemade rust cleaning paste worked so well was because it is slightly acidic, which is the perfect way to remove these types of spots from your tub.
If you're not familiar with this slightly acidic powder check out my article on cream of tartar uses which explains what this stuff is, and all the miracle uses it can have in your home for cleaning and stain removal.
Of course, lots of people know of the miracles that vinegar can do as well. If you'd liked to see even more here are the vinegar uses from around the site that I've collected all in one place.
I'd also love to hear from anyone who has had success removing rust stains and spots from any surface. You can share your rust removal tips here or read others that have already been submitted.
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