How to Clean Rust Stains Off of Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tiles are not hard to maintain clean and presentable. Cleaning your ceramic tiles with mild soap and water once every two weeks will be enough to keep the surface sparkling and shiny. However, sometimes there are stains that won’t come out that easily as you may want. For those stains, including rust ones, you will need something more to remove them than a mixture of soap and water. Here are a few suggestions of reputable domestic cleaners from London on how to clean rust stains off ceramic tile.


  1. Wash the affected area with clear water and a soft rag. Use another soft cloth to dry the surface thoroughly.
  2. Combine borax with enough lemon juice to make a paste-like substance. Use a bowl or disposable plate to prepare the paste in it. Once the cleaning solution is ready, apply it to the rust stain with a spoon and let it dry completely. Rinse the dried paste with water and repeat the process until the rust is removed.
  3. Alternatively, make a paste of white vinegar and salt. Spread the paste over the stained area and allow it to sit for about 5 hours. Then, rinse the ceramic tile with hot water. Repeat if needed.
  4. If no one of the homemade cleaning solutions helps removing the rust stain, consider purchasing a mild commercial cleanser. Sprinkle some of the cleanser on a damp, soft cloth and then rub the stain until it is gone. Use a cleanser that is designed for ceramic tile to avoid scratching the surface.
  5. Remove rust stains from ceramic tiles with a scouring stick made of pumice. Pumice is volcanic rock that helps removing stains from hard surfaces without harming the finish. Simply wet your stick and rub the rust stains until it is no longer visible on the ceramic tile.

No matter which cleaning solution you will use, expert domestic cleaners London recommend wearing rubber gloves to protect your hands.

September 29, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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