There is nothing worse to look at than the yellow rust marks on your metallic objects. Laying your eyes on such metallic objects, after they have been ruined by the scourge of rust, can be a pain. There is a way to turn this all around though. Here are some products, ingredients and home remedies that you can make use of for the purpose of rust removal:

White Vinegar

One of the first ingredients that you can make use of for getting rid of rust is white vinegar. Vinegar is more than just flavor for your fish and chips.

If you need to get rid of some rust and all you have is vinegar, then not to worry. All you need to do is soak the object(rusted area) in white vinegar until it is completely soaked. Make sure that the white vinegar is undiluted so that it works effectively. If the rusted area is large, then use more vinegar. After an approximate 30 minutes, the rust should have set in deep, however sometimes you may need to give it a few hours. The soaking duration is determined upon the amount of rust there is.

The vinegar should soften the rust enough for you to remove it easily with a brush. Remove the rust thoroughly with a toothbrush, for example, and leave the object to dry off. If traces of rust still remain on your object, repeat the process until all of the rust has been eradicated.

Lemon Juice and Borax

It may be understood that lemon juice contains Vitamin C. It also does a great job at removing rust too.

You will need to bring borax into the mix and use lemon juice and borax to form a paste. The paste that you make is supposed to be applied onto the rust and left to work its magic for about thirty minutes or so.

More time might be required if the rust has set into the surface of your object. You will need to spray water onto the paste, in case it starts to dry off. Also, whilst spraying the water, bear in mind that there needs to be enough to moisten the paste.

Once the paste has worked its magic, it is time for you to pick up a toothbrush and scrub rust off from the surface of your metallic object. Rinse the object thoroughly to remove the rust and the paste. Leave to dry off. You may need to repeat this until your object becomes  completely rust free.

Potato and Baking Soda

Baking soda is one of the most versatile and useful ingredients, when it comes to home remedies. From taking care of stains to rust removal, home experts suggest that baking soda can take care of it all. The usage of baking soda with a slice of potato does wonders, when it comes to getting rid of rust. May sound strange but it does the job.

Well, all you need to do is slice a potato in half and sprinkle some baking soda on the cut side of the potato. The cut side of the potato should be rubbed over the rusted area, for removing the rust. Since potatoes have acidic properties, they will be helpful in lifting all the rust off.

The usage of potato for rust removal is wonderful for rusted kitchen knives. All you need to do is plunge a rusted kitchen knife into a potato and let it be for the entire day. At the end of the day, take the knife out of the potato and there is a high chance that you will find no more rust.


The usage of all of the above mentioned ingredients and products is great, no doubt, but our favourite is WD-40. WD-40 offers the kind of rust removal action that can leave you in awe.

All you need to do is soak the rusted object in WD-40, for about ten minutes or so, and then scrub the softened rust away, with a brush in your hand.

On top of that, unlike other removers of rust, WD-40 goes a step forward by offering protection from rust as well. What this means is that not only will WD-40 take care of the rust after it has taken place and done damage, but also does an exceptional job when it comes to preventing rust from setting in. WD-40 makes it seem effortless so you stay happy.