Removing Rust From Marble

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Removing rust from marble is done by letting lemon juice sit on the stain for a few minutes before sprinkling it with baking soda. Scrub in the lemon and baking soda mixture using a toothbrush with a demonstration from a professional home cleaner in this... View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to teach you about removing rust from marble. If you have marble counter tops or marble sinks and you leave a can of shaving cream or anything like that on the sink, it's going to leave a rust ring like this. And if the rust ring sits there for too long, it's going to soak into the marble. That's the one bad thing about marble. It's beautiful but it's very, very porous. It stains very, very easily. Don't worry. This is how you get a rust stain off. Get lemon juice. You can squeeze a fresh squeezed lemon or you can use lemon juice like this and you're going to just sprinkle it or squirt it on top of the rust. Let it sit like that for five minutes. Let it really penetrate through the marble and it'll work on that rust. Lemon juice is excellent, excellent, excellent for rust. After it's sat for five minutes, you want to grab baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda on top. You'll hear it fizz just like this and use a cleaning toothbrush, which this mixture I have right here is baking soda and vinegar. You can use that to help scrub if you want or you can just grab your toothbrush. Either way it'll work. And scrub, scrub, scrub. You want to use a soft bristled toothbrush because you don't want to scratch your marble. So be really gentle and very patient because you may have to repeat this process a few times. But after two or three tries, it should get the rust stain out of your marble. After you've done that, you want to wipe the area clean. Oop! Let's see. Baking soda's a little bit crumbly so...and then put, you know, some marble cleaner on top. Give it a nice shine. I'm Rachel Yatuzis and that is how you clean rust stains from marble.