How to Remove Heavy Rust

Heavy rust stains can be highly unattractive and are sometimes challenging to remove.

Baking Soda Paste

Remove heavy rust with simple ingredients you probably already have.Remove heavy rust with simple ingredients you probably already have.
Rust occurs when certain metals are exposed to oxygen for an extended period of time. It is very common for iron to develop rust and you may also find rust stains on metal objects such as tools, bicycles or even flatware. Removing heavy rust stains will require some heavy scrubbing, but can be done using some simple ingredients that you probably already have in the house. .

Mix the lemon juice and baking soda into a paste.

Apply a thick coat of the paste to the rust.

Leave the paste on the rust for five minutes.

Use a towel to scrub away the rust.

Wipe clean with a wet towel.

Lemon Juice and Salt

Squeeze lemon juice on the rust.

Pour salt on the rusty area.

Scrub rust with toothbrush.

Wipe away lemon juice and salt with a towel.

Small Item Soak

Fill a bucket with white vinegar.

Place rusty items gently into the bucket and soak for ten minutes.

Remove items from bucket.

Use toothbrush to scrub away any remaining rust.

Things You Will Need

  • Baking soda
  • Lemon juice
  • White vinegar
  • Salt
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush
  • Bucket


  • Do not soak brass items in white vinegar as it can eat away at the brass.