Rust penetrating spray (also known as rust remover) is a chemical solution that helps remove rust from any surface. This product has been used in the car industry for quite some time, but it can also be effective at home when used correctly. Here are two ways to make the rust penetrating spray work for you:
- Use penetrating oil if you’re fixing or working with metal.
If you have rust on any metal items in your home or garage, penetrating oil can be easy and effective to remove.
- Spray the affected area with penetrating oil. Depending on where the rust is located, this may get it out easily.
- If that doesn’t work, brush any loose bits of the rust off with a wire brush, then apply more penetrating oil to the area.
- If you don’t have a spray bottle handy for your penetrating oil, a rag will do just as well! Make sure that whichever method you choose gets the job done—whether you use a spray bottle or a rag isn’t as important as making sure the lubricant does its job nicely.
- Soak the tools in an oil bath before storing them away.
Before putting your tools away for the season, soak them in an oil bath. Non-drying oils such as linseed oil and mineral oil are good for preventing corrosion over time. If you want something more affordable, you can use vegetable oil but know it will turn rancid over time.
You can dissolve rust and perform other tasks using the penetrating spray. You have to apply the product generously on rusted areas to be effective. If it is too dry, it will not be able to penetrate through the rust. Hopefully, this post helps!