Now that it’s fall, many families across the nation are putting away their patio furniture for the season. Some folks are shocked to find that when they move their furniture, rust stains lurk on the concrete underneath. It’s unsightly and irritating, especially if you pride yourself on maintaining a beautiful backyard.
Of course, patio furniture isn’t the only source of rust stains. Leaving metal objects on concrete—like tools, tire rims, bicycle components and more—can also damage your concrete. Even water, if it has a high enough iron content, can leave behind rust stains.
If you’ve never dealt with removing rust stains from concrete, there’s one easy way to get the job done: Magica Rust Remover. Read on to learn how to get rid of rust stains without breaking a sweat.
Is it rust or a rust stain?
First, decide whether you’ve got rust or a rust stain—the cleaning method is different. Rust is a layer of oxidized iron on top of the concrete. It doesn’t permeate the surface, and can be scraped off. If that’s what you’re dealing with, all you need is a tool like an ice scraper to get it off. If the concrete underneath is stain-free, you’re all set.
Rust stains have penetrated the concrete and don’t come off with scraping. To clean stains, you will need a cleaning agent like lemon juice or Magica Rust Remover.
Removing rust stains from concrete
There are plenty of ways to remove rust stains from concrete using basic household supplies, such as lemon juice, vinegar, salt or baking soda. The acid works to penetrate the concrete’s porous surface, where it will eat away at the stain. Scrubbing is often required for best results. You may be able to completely remove a light rust stain this way.
Some rust stains, however, are dark and stubborn. For difficult stains, Magica Rust Remover is the best product available. All you have to do is spray Magica on the concrete surface and watch the stains disappear right before your eyes! If you don’t want to be on your hands and knees scrubbing the pavement, let Magica do the work for you.
Preventing rust stains
Of course, prevention is the best way to keep your concrete looking great. You can ensure that you don’t accidentally create rust stains simply by taking a few precautions. First, make sure to keep all metal objects off your pavement. If there’s any moisture in the air, they may rust or corrode.
Second, protect your patio furniture legs with rubber furniture protectors. It will help keep exposed metal off the concrete.
Finally, evaluate any water flow, whether from downspouts, spigots or other sources. Water running over your concrete will leave behind mineral deposits that result stains over time. See if you can direct the water flow elsewhere.
If you’re ready to get rid of rust stains with no effort at all, buy a bottle of Magica today.