How to Remove Rust on Tiles – Rust stains on ceramic tiles are common thanks to wet bottles with metal bottoms left in bathtubs or other wet metal items left on ceramic countertops. These spots are the result of a wet metal coming in contact with the ceramic tile or other surfaces and subsequently depositing iron particles on the tile. Remove rust stains with non-toxic cleaners found around the house.
How to remove rust on tiles
- Squeeze the juice of a lemon on the stain. Let it sit for about five minutes. Do not let the juice dry.
- Rub the stain with an old clean toothbrush. If the stain is not removed from the lemon juice alone, pour more juice over the stain and follow up with a salt application. Salt must cover all the stain.
- Let it sit for three to four hours depending on the severity of the stain. Rub the affected area with the toothbrush to completely remove the stain. Rinse with water when finished.
Things you will need
- Fresh lemons
- Old toothbrush
Mix equal parts of lemon juice and borax as another option for removing rust stains from ceramic tiles.
Mix equal parts salt and white vinegar as yet another cleaning alternative; Let it sit for three to four hours before rubbing.
Apply a pumice stone to rust the stains to remove them.
Apply the lime juice to the stains instead of the lemon juice.
- Do not rub your eyes after using lemon juice until your hands are completely clean and free of juice.