You only want to use this method if you have a small, isolated patch of rust. If your marble is heavily stained with rust, we not recommend trying the method.
Step 1 Collect your materials.
- Collect your materials. You’ll need baking soda, a water-filled bucket, a scrub brush, rags and a dry cloth.
- Mix the baking soda with water in the bucket to create a thick paste.
Step 2 Wet the area with warm water.
Add warm water to the bucket, making sure that it’s not hot. It should be tepid or room temperature—cold water is too cold and could damage your stone. It’s also important not to let the marble dry out between coats, so make sure you have a generous amount of paste on hand.
Step 3 Combine baking soda and water to create a paste.
The next step is to combine the baking soda and water. You’ll need to make a paste of it, so add enough baking soda to the water until you have something that resembles pudding or cake batter.
It’s important to note that no matter how much effort you put into preparing your cleaning solution, there’s still a chance it won’t clean your marble completely. That said, if you don’t use this recipe as directed and continue reading through this article for further instructions on how to remove rust from marble, we can guarantee that it’ll work!
Step 4 Apply paste to the stain.
With a small brush, apply the paste to the stain. Do not apply it directly to the marble; you must be sure that only the rust is covered by the paste and none of it gets onto your marble countertop or floor. The paste will dry quickly, so work quickly in order to avoid wasting any product. If you have enough paste left over from step 3, you may want to save some for later steps where more coverage is needed (see below).
Step 5 Let the paste sit until the rust has lifted.
After you allow the paste to sit for a few hours, check on it. If you see that the rust stain is lifting off of your marble, then go ahead and wash it away using warm water and a sponge. If there are still stains remaining or the rust wasn’t removed easily with the paste, repeat steps 3 through 4 until they’re gone. It’s important to note that if you don’t see results after repeating this process once or twice, you may need to repeat it again before giving up completely.
Step 6 Rinse with warm water and buff dry with a clean cloth.
Rinse the area with warm water and buff dry with a clean cloth. Buffing dry areas will help to prevent streaks and make the surface feel smoother. Use a soft cloth to buff the dry area, then use a clean cloth to buff it again.
By following these steps, you can remove rust from marble quickly and safely
If you’re looking for an easy way to remove rust from marble, look no further than vinegar. Vinegar (which is essentially diluted acetic acid) will dissolve the rust and leave your marble clean and shiny.
As long as you have some vinegar on hand, removing rust from your marble surfaces is incredibly easy and safe! You can use this method for other things besides marble, too—it’s just as effective on metal surfaces like steel, copper and aluminum.
We hope that these tips have been helpful for you. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below!