If you are like many people, you enjoy spending time outdoors at your home. You may enjoy drinking your morning coffee on your back deck, entertaining friends on your patio or tinkering with an old car on your carport, you want your outdoors spaces to look and feel inviting. Iron or rust stains can make any space look and feel less appealing. While there are some great rust removers on the market that make it easy to treat the stains you already have, you may want to make it your goal to prevent new stains from forming in the first place. Consider some tips that can keep rust away and make the rust stain removal process much easier in the future.
- Remove Existing Stains Quickly – Rust and iron stains hold water in and can make it much easier for the stains to spread. That means that removing the current stains is one of the best preventative measures you can take. In addition to making it harder to spread, if you start with a clean slate (so to speak) you are better able to see where the stains are originating. Super Iron Out makes rust removal easy, simply spray the liquid on the surface, allow the stain to disappear and then rinse the area through with fresh water.
- Protect Iron Furniture – If you have iron or metal furniture, take the time to apply a protective coating and paint to keep the furniture from leaving stains behind.
- Remove Sources of Standing Water – Reducing the standing water can make a big difference in removing rust stains. If you have an uneven surface, see if there is a way for you to adjust the landscaping. Otherwise, make an effort to regularly sweep or squeegee the water away so that it doesn’t sit in one place.
- Get Rid of Rust Producers – Do you have old toys, car parts or unused flowerpots on your porch or patio? If there are any metal or iron pieces, these can be a major factor in causing rust stains on concrete. See what you can toss out and you’ll have less to worry about in terms of iron stains forming.
- Treat Surfaces – Add a protective coating of paint or stain to your patio, porch or carport. There are affordable and easy-to-apply paints and stains on the market that will discourage the spread of iron stains.
While you may not be able to avoid every iron stain, it is nice to prevent the ones you can. Then, you will not have to devote as much time and effort into removing these imperfections. You can then have more free time to sit outside and enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors!