How To Clean Your Rusty Tools

Everyone from the professional to the DIY home handyperson has come across rusty tools. Tools can become so rusty that they seem entirely unusable. But before you throw them away, know that you can make them work (and look) like new by applying a little CLR Calcium, Limescale & Rust Remover.

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Clean Your Rusty Tools

Before you get started, always use gloves and check if CLR is suitable to be applied on the material you are trying to clean. Test the CLR on an inconspicuous spot first before applying to entire surface.

Step 01

Fill a bucket or container with 1 part CLR Calcium Limescale & Rust Remover to 1 part water.

Step 02

Where possible, soak the tools directly into the solution. Otherwise, apply solution onto the tool with a sponge, brush or cloth.

Step 03

Let solution sit for 2 minutes, then scrub area to agitate the build up.

Step 04

Rinse thoroughly with clean water under tap or hose.


Stubborn build up and rust stains may require another cleaning with neat CLR. Repeat the process for no more than 2 minutes at a time, until CLR Calcium Limescale & Rust Remover has effectively dissolved the build-up.