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How to remove rust from patio

How to remove rust from patio

Rust marks can ruin the appearance of your patio, often arising from various sources and presenting a challenge to eradicate.

For instance, placing metal furniture directly on a stone patio can lead to unsightly rust stains. Similarly, if you employ a lawn maintenance service, the iron content in some fertilizers, when combined with moisture and air, can result in the formation of iron oxide, leaving rust marks on your patio and pathways.

Furthermore, oxide deposits may emerge from within stone paving if contractors resort to using harsh chemicals like brick acid during patio installation or cleanup. These deposits typically manifest as brown, rusty-colored stains, particularly noticeable on susceptible surfaces like Kandla Grey sandstone.

Many homeowners facing this issue often believe their patio is irreparably damaged. Unfortunately, cement spills are sometimes treated with brick acid in a misguided attempt to resolve the problem, though this approach is not recommended due to its potential ecological and safety hazards.

A safer alternative for cement removal is Rob Parker’s Best ConClear. However, if you want to remove rust from patio slabs, Rob Parker’s Best Rust Remover offers an effective solution.

Application is straightforward

Simply use a paintbrush to apply the product to the affected areas and observe as the rust vanishes. Once the rust has disappeared, rinse the treated area with water. After allowing the surface to dry thoroughly, it’s advisable to seal the stone to prevent future rust stains from occurring. This proactive step can help maintain the pristine appearance of your patio for years to come.

Want to remove rust from natural stone patio?

Rust Stain Remover

Treatment specially formulated to remove any rust stain.

1 litre: £29.50 + VAT

5 litre: £130 + VAT

VAT is included in this price


ConClear - cement stain remover

If you have cement stains on your surfaces, don’t panic! Rob Parker’s Best ConClear removes cement stains & spills safely and easily.

1 litre: £15.40 + VAT

5 litres: £55.00 + VAT

VAT is included in this price