How do I remove rust marks from my patio?

Remove rust marks and stains easily.  Follow this advice.

Rust marks can appear on a patio for various reasons, and can prove tricky to remove.

Rust marks can stain a patio where metal furniture has been placed onto a stone patio.

If you employ a lawn maintenance company they may spread fertiliser around your patio and path area.  These products can contain iron, and when mixed with water and air they become iron oxide. Again, this will create rust marks on top of the stone surfaces such as patios and pathways.

Oxide deposits can also be released from within stone paving if your contractor uses brick acid (nb. please don’t do this- Conclear is safer) to clean up after installing a stone patio. This will appear as brown rusty coloured stains on the surface of your paving, especially on Kandla Grey Sandstone, which is particularly affected.

Many of our customers have had this problem, and come to us with what they think is a ruined patio. Cement spills are often aggressively treated with brick acid after installation by contractors.  We don’t recommend this.  Conclear is our safer and ecological cement remover.  However, it is possible to remove rust marks and stains caused by brick acid use with Rob Parkers Best Rust Remover.

Rob Parkers Rust Remover can solve the problem in all these instances.

Rob Parkers Best Rust Remover is easy to apply.  Use a paint brush to apply the product to the affected spots and watch the rust disappear.  Rinse the area with water once the rust has disappeared. When the area is dry Stoneworld recommend sealing the stone to prevent rust stains from occurring again.

2 thoughts on “How do I remove rust marks from my patio?

  • 29th July 2019 at 5:29 pm

    I have rust coming out from within (leaching) from Eva patio bricks. ..will your Rob Parkers Best Rust Remover work successfully and safely on these??

    • 30th July 2019 at 5:21 pm


      before we recommend we would need to be sure what ‘Eva patio bricks’ are made of. Please can you give us more information. What material are they made from, and who is the manufacturer, if you know that will help.
      As it is an acid we do not recommend Rust Remover for use on Limestone and its derivitives eg travertine, marble or polished surfaces.


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