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How to remove rust and make your porcelain tiles floor shine

16 June 2023

Greetings to all from your Nicola that this month wants to give you the right directions to solve a nice problem, the rust!

In this article, in fact, I want to give you the right tools and products to remove rust from your porcelain tiles floors.

Rust forms on the floor when iron in or near the floor material reacts with atmospheric oxygen (O2) and moisture. This chemical reaction causes the formation of iron oxide, known as rust, which accumulates on the floor and can cause orange or dark brown stains.

So let’s see together how to eliminate this unwelcome guest, giving again shine to our surface.

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How to remove rust stains from the porcelain tiles floor?

To remove rust stains from the porcelain tiles floor, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a solution of citric acid, that is, mixing a part of citric acid with four parts of hot water. Citric acid, in fact, is an effective agent for removing rust stains;
  2. Apply the solution on the stain, pouring the citric acid solution directly on the rust stain and making sure to completely cover the stain with the solution;
  3. Allow the citric acid solution to work on the stain for about 10-15 minutes. This will allow the acid to dissolve the rust;
  4. Brush the stain with a hard bristle brush or paintbrush to scrub the rust stain. It is important, in this step, to exert a slight pressure while rubbing, to completely remove rust from the porcelain tiles floor;
  5. After scrubbing the stain, rinse the area thoroughly with clean water to remove residues of citric acid and rust;
  6. If the rust stain persists, finally, repeat the process until it is completely removed. In some cases, you may need more than one treatment to completely get rid of the stain.

But among my suggestions I suggest a non-acidic product that can therefore be used on delicate stone materials, from marble to slate through travertine and polished grits.

TOGLIRUGGINE LIQUIDO: The powerful stain remover to remove rust from stone materials

Stain remover to remove rust from stone materials, TOGLIRUGGINE LIQUIDO has among its features to act quickly and leave no residue.

It is then applied with a brush, leaving an abundant layer of product on the affected area, then rub the surface with one of the sponges and the BLUE BUFFER and let the product act until the rust is removed.

At this point the advice is to remove the product within 10-15 minutes, and then rinse with a slightly alkaline aqueous solution, such as SGRISER diluted to 10% in water.

At the end, if necessary, you can repeat the operation, or, if not, enjoy the final result!

Also for this month is everything from your Nicola. A greeting and next… advice!

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