Removing Rust With Vinegar: Home Remedy For Rusty Metals
Carolyn shared her tip for removing rust with vinegar, which is an awesome and natural home remedy you can use if you've got rusty metals items you want to clean up.
We have a unique hanging book case. Four thick redwood boards are hung on two heavy, thick, 20-foot long chains that are strung over the rafters 10 feet above.
We had dismantled the whole set-up 20 years ago and the chains were stored on the side porch.
I recently decided to put up the book case again.
Much to my dismay the chains were terribly stained with rust.
My local hardware store could suggest nothing but lots of elbow grease to get them looking good.
I decided to try soaking them in white vinegar.
I put each chain in a large bowl and covered each with a gallon of vinegar.
Two days later I took them out, stretched them out on the deck and rinsed off the vinegar with a spray hose.
There was lots of rust at the bottom of the bowls and the rest fell off as I sprayed.
I scrubbed the chains just a little with a stiff plastic brush dipped in water, dried and then wiped them down with corn oil.
They look beautiful!
Thanks so much for this great tip Carolyn.
It is amazing all the things vinegar can do, isn't it? You can check out even
more uses for vinegar here
, or share your own.
In addition, I would love to hear from others sharing how their rust removal techniques for metals. You can
share your own recipes and home remedies here
, or check out my
homemade recipes here
Finally, if you decide you don't want to make your own DIY rust remover, you can also check out
reviews of commercially available products for this job here
Photo courtesy of Calsidyrose Related Pages You May Enjoy Lots Of Homemade Cleaners Recipes House Cleaning Tips & Tricks For Busy Moms Go From Tips For Removing Rust With Vinegar To Home Page
Click here to post comments
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to
rust remover recipe.
Thanks For Visiting My Website: Grab Your Free Gift!
Hi, I'm Taylor, a busy mom with 3 kids, so I have lots of hands on experience with house cleaning, laundry and my fair share of spots, spills and other messy catastrophes. Thanks for visiting my site.
I update the website all the time with tips, tutorials, cleaning recipes, reviews of products from readers like you, and tests I've done on various cleaners, removers and laundry supplies.
I'd love to give you a gift! When you
subscribe to my free weekly newsletter you will receive a free printable laundry stain removal chart that you can reference as needed.
I hope you enjoy this gift, and stop by again soon!
CAUTION: This website is provided for informational purposes only. It is provided as is, without warranties or guarantees. Some stains and messes just won't come out, and are permanent. Further, some cleaning methods can harm your item, so if what you want to clean or launder is sentimental or expensive call a professional. See disclaimer of liability for more information.