Remove rust from your balcony grill like a pro

Be it a small portion of the balcony grill, or the entire frame – no one likes to see rust. It’s ugly, inconvenient, and if left to its own devices can ruin your balcony frame beyond repair. The once beautifully installed grill no longer complements the view from your window with rust residue making its way onto your palms. But what if we told you there are solutions that are effective but don’t burn a hole in your pocket?

Remove rust from your balcony grill like a pro
Usually, for smaller rusted items, they can be soaked with vinegar overnight and scrubbed off the next morning. For Balcony grills, however, vinegar is not an option. You can add vinegar to a spray bottle and try scrubbing off portions that seem rusty. Keep in mind that it’s important to wash and dry the grill right after as vinegar over prolonged periods of time can affect the metal.

baking soda for rust removal

Another in-house solution for your anti-rust requirements is baking soda. Just mix it with a little water to form a thick paste. Apply it evenly, and leave it on for a few hours. Wash it with water and dry the grill thoroughly. Although this works well for mild cases of rust it can be challenging to use it on more than a patch of rust.

Remove rust from balcony grill


If you’re looking for a more effective method that’s quicker, convenient, and far more effective WD-40 Multi-Use Product is definitely the way to go. It breaks down the rust that bonds itself to the metal, and additionally works as a protection for it, too.

Here are some easy steps to use a WD-40 to remove rust from balcony grill-

  1. Get your hands on a can of WD-40 Multi-Use Product to remove rust from your balcony.
    using WD40 to remove rust
  2. Suit up with your apron and gloves, and spray the rusted grill sufficiently to soak the surface.
  3. Depending on the rust build-up, leave it on for 10-30 minutes. A lot of the rust should have broken down by now.6
  4. Use a strong wire brush or steel wool to scrub off the corrosion. After a while, if you think it needs a little more work in areas where the rust is persistent and difficult to remove, you may repeat the process.7
  5. To get to the finer, lower layers of rust, you can use sandpaper to do the job. It can get excellent results.using sandpaper to remove rust
  6. Finally, once all the rust is scrubbed off, it’s advisable to spray a full layer of WD-40 Multi-Use Product on the grill. This will protect metal surfaces with ingredients that keep moisture and rust away.


There you have it. You’re now equipped to expertly eliminate rust – not just from your window grill, but also many other things that might need a little polishing up in the house now and then.



The uses shown and described for WD-40 Multi-Use Product were provided to WD-40 Company by the users themselves. These uses haven’t been tested by WD-40 Company and do not constitute a recommendation of suggestion for use by WD-40 Company. Common sense should be exercised whenever using WD-40 Company products. Always follow the instructions and take heed of any warnings printed on the packaging.

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