Chrome finishes on bathroom faucets are designed to prevent rust. Usually, though, it doesn’t. Rust can appear when the chrome plating is damaged by scratches or dents and the metal underneath comes into contact with moisture and oxygen.
By removing rust promptly from chrome fittings, you will not only improve the aesthetics of faucets, but also prevent further rusting and damage. So, learn to remove those tiny and damaging rust stains from your chrome bathroom fittings!
Many common household ingredients work perfectly to fade light rust stains from chrome faucets, which is why homemade remedies are so effective at removing rust stains.
🟢 Vinegar is one of these household ingredients…
Just spray undiluted vinegar onto the rust stain, let it sit for about 10 minutes, and then scrub it with the green side of a sponge. Repeat the process as needed. Once the rust is removed, seal the fixture with car wax. This fills in any cracks and helps to prevent future rust issues.
🛒 Required Items:
▪ car wax
▪ spray bottle
▪ dish sponge.
🔳 …and the other technique is Aluminium Foil.
Make a loose ball of aluminum foil, dip it in a
If the rust seems particularly hard-to-remove, try dipping the aluminium foil in coke instead of water. Coke contains carbonic acid which creates a chemical reaction with the iron oxide in the rust and breaks it away from the chrome.
To finish, polish the chrome faucets with a dry cloth. The coolest part about the aluminum foil method is that the aluminum actually helps seal the chrome as you clean, preventing future rust problems.
🛒 Required Items:
▪ aluminium foil
▪ dry cloth.
🍋 For fast rust removal, try lemon juice!
Most surface stains caused by iron in the water can be faded with a paste made from lemon juice and borax. However, it may not remove stains from deep scratches. After 10 minutes, it will break down the rust and make it easier for you to remove it.