The RustAid Outdoor Rust and Iron Stain Remover dissolves rust stains on contact with no scrubbing. Spray on and stains disappear. Use it on rust-stained concrete and tools also works on calcuim and lime stains. When used as directed RustAid is safe around pets and plants.
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85%of customersrecommend this product23 of 27reviews
Rating Breakdown27 reviews
85%of customersrecommend this product23 of 27reviews
I'm always skeptical about products that all you have to do is spray it on and it works like magic. Typically, the stuff never works as advertised or there is some caveat about needing repeated applications or scrubbing and whatnot. I recently purchased a house with a well feed lawn sprinkler system. Most of the concrete had been turned orange from the rust in the water. I used a high pressure power washer (the before pic is after the pressure wash) to try cleaning the concrete. It took the heavy contamination off but was still quite orange. I purchased this product from HD figuring it wouldn't really work but hoped it would reduce the rust stains at least a little bit. Boy was I pleasantly surprised, this stuff works amazing well! No kidding, spray it onto concrete with rust stains and that's it, no scrubbing no power washing, nothing! I used a spare spray bottle I had, put the Goof Off in it and sprayed it on. It begins to work instantly and took a total of about 15 minutes. Finally a product that does exactly what it say it will, frankly, I'm impressed.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Results, works as advertised
I am on a well system which produces water containing clear water iron. While I was gone, one of my impact sprinklers broke and sprayed my house (for about an month.). My house is T-111 with low- sheen paint. I was going to repaint, as I have had very poor results with other rust remover products, but I decided to try this instead. I cleaned a 5' by 30' area in about 45 minutes with this. I applied it with a chip brush and roller, and waited about 5-10 minutes, and with no scrubbing, the stains were gone. Awesome! Paint looks like new, with no damage. I flushed the siding good with water to ensure all of the Remover was gone. Next, I applied it to my pump house with about 4 yr old rust stains. It took 3 apps of Remover and some work with a nylon scrub brush to get the stains, but I got them. Took about 30 minutes. I used about 1/2 gallon total of this product for my cleaning job, for both the house and pump house. You get a lot a bang for your buck with this product. Bottom line, the fresher the stains are, the better this product works. If you have old/ stubborn/ heavy stains, a little patience and elbow grease will be required. I give this product 5 stars. It saved me a good amount of time and money on not having to repaint. It's cheap and it works. I recommend you try it, especially on painted surfaces you are considering repainting. You may be as pleasantly surprised as I was. At a cost of around $10, you really don't have anything to lose. Goof-Off also has a money back guarantee on the product.. Just follow the directions. Check out the pix- the first two are closeups of my house, before and after (after pic was taken before final water rinse). The second 2 pix are of my pump house, before and after.
Pros: Easy to Remove, Cost Effective, Easy to Use, High Quality, Fast Results, Effective
Finally, a product that cleans driveway rust and stains with the use of pressure washer circular attachment. Spray on dry concrete with pump sprayer, and follow with EZ Clean pressure washer attachment..Doesn't get any easier!
Pros: Easy to Remove, Cost Effective, Easy to Use, Effective
I used the Rustaid on my siding. It took ALL of the rust off. Very easy to use. This is the only product I have ever used for rust removal that actually works. Other stores have a similar product that costs twice the price and do not work any better. I also soak rusty parts/etc. in a cup for about 30 minutes or so, and the rust is GONE.
This is an amazing product. I have been trying to remove a rust stain about 15 feet long on the side of my house from a drain pipe. I have tried CLR, pressure washing, and never could get the stain off the vinyl siding, and had been trying for about 2 years.. I used this product and it worked exactly as specified, it almost seemed like magic. I basically applied it with a sponge which made the rust stain disappear almost immediately, then rinsed it well with water. There is now no trace whatsoever of the former rust stain. Just a simple chemical reaction (this product is basically diluted hydrochloric acid), but it worked beautifully and was safe on my vinyl siding.
I highly recommend putting it in a spray bottle. I used it on a pvc fence and stucco this weekend. Literally just spray it on and a few minutes later the stain disappears. Then rinse it off. The directions say to spray the surface first but I found it works better if you don't. It also recommends not diluting it but you can and it will still work just as well. Make sure you use rubber gloves too.
This product works like magic! Seriously. I was not expecting such results. I want to paint the roof in front of the house and it must have been 8 plus years since I was last up there. There is - was - all this dark brown rust build up and I knew I needed to remove before I paint. I did some research, wanted a product with a high rating and decided on Goof Off. Can't beat the price! Bought a sponge and went on my way. After reading the directions, armed myself with gloves and a mask, I soaked the sponge and started scrubbing the rust. This clear liquid literally turned the rust into a soft dirt and just wiped away! I didn't even need to apply and walk away for 20-30 minutes. I just scrubbed and cleaned. In almost 2 hours, I finished the job and couldn't be more pleased. I regret not taking before and after pictures. Recommendation, wear long sleeves and have clean water/hose nearby, any exposed skin that came in contact was getting irritated pretty quickly, nothing scary but I could feel the heat. The only con I can think of is where this gallon jug is located in the store! It's in the Painting aisle yet online it's under Cleaning. I was looking for a little while and just decided to ask an associate for help and realized I was way off the mark.
Pros: Easy to Remove, Immediate Results, Cost Effective, Easy to Use, High Quality, Fast Results, Eco-Friendly
I had a rust bucket car parked in my driveway and idling for about 40 minutes. My driveway is colored concrete pavers. After the car drove away, my pavers were stained with rust over a 15 x 4 foot area. I found this product and applied it with a pump sprayer. I let it set for 10 minutes or so, then hosed it off. Clean! Wow this stuff really worked great.
Lets just say up front that if you're trying to get rid of deep dark stains in concrete, this may not work. Since concrete is extremely porous it may be extremely difficult to get it all out.
With that said....
I had 10+ years of stains on my vinyl siding and have tried numerous things over the past few years... I've felt so compelled at how well this stuff worked that I wanted to write a review!!
Worked on: Siding, WIndow Sills, Sidewalks, foundation.
Didn't work on: dark deep stains in concrete driveway or foundation.
But I'm still ecstatic at how well it did work on everything else!!
The only thing I would note is not doing this around kids, pets, and make sure you have a well ventilated area. If you're up close to the house take a breather and make sure now to get too much inhaled.
Pros: Immediate Results, Cost Effective, Easy to Use, High Quality, Effective
I was soo disappointed with this product. It did not remove any of the rust stains on our concrete at all! The stains were from an old rusty barrel and fertilizer. I applied it generously to both stains with a garden sprayer, waited 15-20 min and rinsed. It did nothing! So I tried it again now that the concrete was wet and scrubbed my butt off with a nylon brush. Waited 30 min and rinsed. The concrete was so much cleaner it looked white compared to the rest of the patio. All of the rust stains however were still there! Maybe they changed the product as the older reviews were so good?
The rust stains from South Florida's reclaimed water irrigation were no match for this stuff! I was skeptical, but lo and behold, this stuff removed the rust stains from painted stucco like nobody's business. Saved my shoulders too as there was no scrubbing at all. Spray it on and it goes to work in minutes.
Pros: Immediate Results, Cost Effective, Easy to Use, Fast Results, Effective