STONEDOCTORS QUESTION OF THE MONTH – REMOVING RUST STAINS

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ADVICE ON HOW TO REMOVE RUST STAINS FROM STONE

 

Many of us have been there…You invested a lot  thought and effort  in the designing your house and making it a perfect home for you. A lot of time was spent choosing the right product, then you spent your hard earned money on that perfect new fireplace or patio or a natural stone table, that is no doubt one of the most beautiful features in your house and then….a STAIN, either wine, water, oil or rust. That stain can be a big or a tiny one, so small in fact that no one might be even noticing but you. But the fact that it upsets you in any way is a big enough reason in Stonedoctors books to help you to get rid of it,  so that you can continue to admire your beautiful natural stone for many year to come without that nasty stain taking away from your joy.

Here is one question we chose from many we receive from our customers and site visitors each month. This piece is dedicated to one of our stone cleaning products that can be used to remove rust stains from your natural stone, tile, or brick.

Question:

There’s a ring of rust on my new kota blue limestone – I could scream.  What can I do if anything?

Answer:

We have a non acidic rust stain remover called STONTEX RUST OFF
perfect for use on acidic sensitive materials like limestone.
Simple to use just follow the instructions for heavy staining you may
need to reapply.

Stontex Rust Remover is PH-neautral and is suitable for cleaning all types of natural stone,
ceramic and porcelain tiles.
This product removes rust and rust discoloration from acid sensitive stone.
Suitable for internal and external use.

As usual, once cleaned, we recommend your stone to be sealed by a suitable product like our Stontex Platinum stone sealer or Dry Treat Stain Proof. This will ensure the material is protected from weather damage and ensure it is easily maintained long into the future. We are always happy to give free advice on the type of sealer that is most suitable for your stone or block paving. Read our blog dedicated to applying sealers yourself.