Not only does rust look very unsightly but it can also be very damaging to any metallic surface. The longer you choose to ignore it, the more corrosion you will have to face. If you were looking for handy tips for rust removal, don’t worry – we can help! Here are your some ideas:

1.   Try Vinegar

Acetic acid or citric acid are both great for rust removal.  They should be your first choice if your rusted possessions can be easily soaked in a bowl or a glass. Say you want to remove rust from a bag full of screws.  All you need to do is place them in  a half-litre glass or bowl and pour some white vinegar or apple cider vinegar on them.

Once all the screws are completely soaked in vinegar, cover the bowl or glass and begin shaking them in your hand. When you’re out of breath, set the container down and let the screws soak for about 24 hours. Your screws should look as if they were delivered to you straight from the factory.

2.   Head to the Bathroom

If you don’t have white vinegar at home, then our next tip for rust removal is to place your trust in baking soda and an old toothbrush. Whip out a bowl or dish and pour enough baking soda and water into it to form a paste. The paste shouldn’t be all crumbly or so thick that it doesn’t run.

Once your paste is perfect, you should begin applying it to your rusted object and then scrub away at the surface with your old toothbrush. Since you’re in the bathroom, you can take a nice shower and that’s all the time you would need for the rusted object to look as good as new!

3.   WD-40 for Rust Removal

WD-40 Multi Use Product is a great counter-agent against rust and a preventative measure as well. First, soak your rusted item in WD-40 and then scrub over it using a wire brush. You should always test a small area of your rusted object first, to check whether WD-40 damages it or not.

If you apply WD-40 regularly on surfaces that are prone to rust you will never see the rust return. If normal WD-40 products don’t seem to work as efficiently as you imagined, then you can also get yourself the WD-40 Specialist Penetrant. This product has been specifically designed to penetrate grime and rust so that it can be easily removed from any surface. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly if they come into contact with any WD-40 products.