Rust. The horrible reddish-brown stains that crop up all over your bathroom happens because of dissolved iron in your water. When the iron is exposed to oxygen, it reacts and forms iron oxide, which is what gives its colour.
There may not be much you can do about the water that flows through your pipes, but getting rid of rust from your toilet, sink and bathtub doesn’t have to be a nightmare.
Harpic is a limescale and rust remover that does all the hard work for you. Here’s our guide to removing rust:
What you will need to remove rust stains from the toilet
- Toilet brush
- Harpic Germ and Stain Blaster
How to remove rust stains from the toilet
Rust stains in your toilet are ugly and can make your toilet look unhygienic – even though it’s not actually an indication of how sanitised your toilet is. Fortunately, these tough stains don’t have to ruin your toilet aesthetic. With Harpic Germ and Stain Blaster you can remove them easily and leave your toilet smelling fresh too.
Before you start to tackle your rust stains, open any windows and doors to keep the room well ventilated.
Then, follow the steps below:
- Press the sides of the cap on your Harpic Germ and Stain Blaster and twist counter-clockwise to open.
- Pour the liquid around the toilet bowl and onto the stain for a full, deep clean.
- Allow the liquid to spread and leave for 20 minutes.
- Scrub the stain with the toilet brush and flush.
For regular toilet cleaning in the background, pop a Harpic Hygienic in your toilet. It cleans and prevents the build-up of stains with every flush and it smells good too. Just clip it to the rim of the toilet where the water flows.
When the Harpic Hygienic product has dissolved, unclip it and throw it in the bin and replace with a new one.
Do not mix Harpic Germ & Stain blaster with any other product.
What you will need to remove rust stains from the sink and bathtub
- Rubber gloves
- Nylon sponge
- An old toothbrush
- Harpic Bathroom Cleaner Spray
How to remove rust stains from the sink
Sadly, your sink is just as susceptible to getting rust stains as any other area of your bathroom. However, when there are rust stains in your sink, it isn’t very inviting and can leave the impression that your hands will come away dirtier than when they first went in.
Fortunately, it’s nothing that Harpic Bathroom Cleaner Spray can’t fix. Just follow the instructions below:
- Turn the trigger nozzle to the ‘ON’ position.
- Spray the cleaner directly onto the stain and leave to settle for 1 minute.
- Wipe with the soft side of the sponge.
- Rinse thoroughly with water or wipe down with a clean, damp cloth.
- Dry with a microfibre cloth to prevent streaks and give it a shine.
To remove stains from your sink, spray Harpic Bathroom Spray and use an old toothbrush to get into those hard-to-reach crevasses. Do not mix Harpic Bathroom Cleaning spray with any other product.
How to remove rust stains from the bathtub
Rust stains in your bathtub doesn’t scream relaxation and cleanliness. But they don’t have to be a hassle to remove. You can clean your bathtub the same way you would clean your sink. Just follow the instructions above
Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do about the stain that occurs simply because water flows through your taps, but you can be proactive about preventing rusts stains around your bathroom. With a regular cleaning routine and the right products, you can easily battle the build-up that can lead to stubborn rust stains.