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How To Remove Rust From The Kitchen Sink

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Remove Rust From The Kitchen Sink

In many kitchens nowadays the sink is made of stainless steel that still rusts, although not easily. This occurs because the metal reacts with water resulting in corrosion that discolors the surface of the sink, although certain sinks are more likely to rust than others. When buying a sink you have to see if it has a high chromium content to avoid a high risk of rust. Here we'll give you some tricks to remove rust from the kitchen sink. Pay close attention because they will be very useful.

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Vinegar

The first trick to remove rust from the kitchen sink is to put a splash of vinegar on a sponge that you no longer use and quickly and forcefully scrub the whole surface of the rusty area. Then rinse it with plenty of water and dry the sink with a cloth. You'll see how your sink gleams.

How To Remove Rust From The Kitchen Sink - Vinegar

Carbonated water

Pour some carbonated water in a container. Then wet a sponge in it and scrub the rust from the sink. Throw a splash of the water in the sink and leave it to act for a few minutes. Once the waiting time has passed, you need to rinse the sink with water. Now you can wash your dishes hygienically with peace of mind.

How To Remove Rust From The Kitchen Sink - Carbonated water

Bicarbonate of soda paste

Put water in a bowl and wet a sponge. Then add a little bicarbonate of soda paste onto the sponge and scrub the rusty parts of the sink. If there are difficult marks that are embedded then put some paste on each of them and leave it to act for 15 to 30 minutes. After this time you should clean it with a cloth. Finally, clean the sink with water and, if you like , afterwards dry it so there are no water stains. The result is a gleaming sink that is free of rust.

How To Remove Rust From The Kitchen Sink - Bicarbonate of soda paste

Lighter fluid

This liquid should be applied as a last resort if none of the tricks explained above work. This is because it is a flammable and toxic liquid for both you and for the environment. Therefore it must be used with care and should not be kept within the reach of children. It should be applied in the same way as the previous home tricks. Pour some lighter fluid onto a sponge that you no longer use and scrub the rusty areas of the sink. However, in this case you are using a toxic liquid, so you should then scrub the sink with plenty of soap and water to remove the smell and possibly even the taste that may be left behind. To finish off with you should rinse it with plenty of water and throw away the sponge.

How To Remove Rust From The Kitchen Sink - Lighter fluid
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