Stainless steel can rust, even if it’s a resilient material. Wondering how? Well, stainless steel is made of iron which is tarnished with a chrome film, and when this chrome film is removed that is the moment when stainless steel begins to rust.
Stainless steel is used worldwide in a variety of household products and not only. It is also used in many architectural structures due to its resistance to corrosion.
But, its resistance will fade away when this anti-corrosion material is attacked by rust, and, sometimes, we can’t do anything to prevent it from happening. At least, we can do something in removing rust easily and extend the life of stainless steel objects.
Recently, my stainless steel sink started to catch some rust. After fighting with hard water deposits, now it’s time to fight rust. Really??? Honestly, I wanted to replace the sink, but I found a great way in removing rust using household products. Thus, I’ll keep my money safe in the wallet!
So, in case you have a rusty sink, faucet or even cookware, don’t kiss them goodbye, because there is handy solution in removing rust easily from any stainless steel surface.
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- 2 cups of water
- Wet paper towels
Steps to follow:
- First of all, you need to mix baking soda with water until you get a smooth paste. The quantities depend on the rusty surface!
- Apply the baking soda paste on the rusty stain using the toothbrush. Rub well with the toothbrush to remove all rusty parts. Add more paste if needed.
- After rubbing, let it act for 15 more minutes, and then rinse with water.
- Wipe at the end using wet paper towels. Rust will get on the paper towels.
- Given the fact that baking soda is not an abrasive powder will gently lift rust stains out of stainless steel without damaging the surface.
So, take action and get rid of rust easily!