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Rust Stain Removal

'Resin bed cleaner' simplifies cleaning off rust stains

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Remove rust stains from toilets, sinks and bathtubs quickly and easily with the resin bed cleaner used for water softeners.

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Remove rust stains

Apply the cleaner

Apply resin bed cleaner with a foam brush and let it work.

Throw away the scouring powder and pick up a bottle of resin bed cleaner used for water softeners (about $11 at home centers). Just douse the rust with a foam brush. It’s amazing. Usually the rust will disappear in a few minutes. But long-term stubborn rust buildup may take a few treatments. We’ve even used it successfully on acrylic spas. You really don’t want to scour those! Just try it first on a small area to make sure it doesn’t damage the surface.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Foam brush

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here’s a list.

  • Resin bed cleaner