Rust from pipes or radiators can be real problem, especially in winter, when a broken pipe can affect your entire house, and if you live in an apartment, it can disturb your neighbors. Also, rust can be a problem when it appears on your car, gardening tools or household items. Instead of throwing them away and spending money by replacing them, you better try the following natural remedies that will banish rust in minutes.

Limes and salt
Although the procedure can be done with a lemon, too lime is more acidic without being corrosive. Sprinkle salt over the rusty place and squeeze a lime over the salt. Use salt to cover the entire rusted area and let it act for 2-3 hours, then rub it with the lime bark, not with a corrosive sponge, because you can damage the rusted item.

Baking soda
The famous baking soda will help you get rid of rust. Prepare a thick paste from baking soda and warm water, and apply it all over the affected area. Let it act for 10-15 minutes and rub the debris with a toothbrush or a soft brush.

Potatoes and dish detergent
Cut a potato in half and pour dish detergent on it. The corn starch and dish detergent will make the perfect “chemical” reaction to get rid of rust. Juts apply the potatoes over the rusted area for a few hours then clean it with water and a soft brush.

Get rid of rust from ceramic and email
Rust appears also on the bathtub and sink, which is very unsightly. To get rid of it, prepare a paste from borax and lemon juice, and rub the rusted stains with a pumice stone or a harsh brush.

Rust tools
If some of your gardening tools or your other items from your garage were affected by rust, you can easily put them in bowl filled with diesel oil. Leave them to soak overnight, and then clean the rust with a brass brush (they are found at the tool shops and are very cheap). Clean the diesel oil with a cloth and you can use them again.

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