Removing Rust Stains From Concrete – Rust Removal Experts!
Removing rust stains from concrete can be tricky, but it can be done. We got contracted to pressure wash a driveway that had some oil and rust stains on it and were able to get great results. We are not sure what caused the rust stains on the concrete but one of the rust removers I use was able to neutralize the rust stains pretty quickly.
You want to be careful with what you read online when it comes to removing rust stains because if you don’t know what you are doing you could actually create acid burns that look worse than rust. I’ve seen this happen before and if you don’t know how to neutralize it back you will be very uphappy with how it looks. I always recommend pressure washing the surface first to be sure that the solvent you are using isn’t gonna react with anything other than the rust. That’s why I pressure wash the area first and then come back and hit the stain with the solvent. I like to use professional rust removers, not products from your local big box store because those products contain acids I like to stay away from using. As a reputable company, I’d never want to leave an acid burn on a clients driveway. CLR and generic “calcium, lime & rust removers” all contain muriatic acid which u can use if you know what your doing but I prefer using more safe rust eradicators. You can get some good rust removers from Amazon, I’ll post some of the best ones I’ve used before below. When it comes to specialized stain removal I always recommend calling an expert, if you are in need of a service to come remove rust stains from your concrete you can book Windy City Steam online!
How To Do It:
Once you have a professional rust remover all you have to do is pour some on the clean, stained area and take a push broom or scrub brush and really work it into the concrete, then rinse the solvent away. You’ll notice the stain is either gone or much lighter. If the stain isn’t fully gone, rinse and repeat the process until it is gone. Honestly, as I stated at the beginning of this article, rust can be tricky and sometimes it can not be removed but we have about a 90% success rate when it comes to removing rust stains from concrete.
What You’ll Need:
Here’s 2 different rust removers I like using. The magica gel gives us good success on most stains however if we run into a stain that seems really dark or red in color we end up having to use the solvent from Singerman labortories. Both links are safe Amazon links, these aren’t ads.