Try not to be discouraged at the sight of a rust stain appearing, there are a number of ways to remove rust stains. Normal bathroom cleaning solutions usually will not do the trick however, so you may need to get creative but many of these are quick and easy solutions.
1. Store Bought Items
There are a number of cleaning products found at local grocery or drug stores that may help remove rust stains. Pumice stones, usually found in the cleaning aisle, can be used to scrub off many different types of stains including rust. Also, look for products in the cleaning aisle that are specifically designed for rust stains. There are several on the market that may do the trick. Toilet bowl cleaner is also a great cleaning solution for rust stains. Just scrub it on and let it sit on the stain for a few minutes before scrubbing and rinsing.
2. Salt and Lemons
A little known trick to remove rust stains in the bathroom is with two items actually found in the kitchen. Find the table salt and pour it on to the rust stain until it is completely covered. Next, you will need a lemon or lemon juice. The lemon juice should be squeezed over the salt that is on the rust stain. Let this mixture sit on the stain overnight and then remove and rinse. The combination of these two products will remove the rust stain by absorbing it in to the salt.
3. Vinegar and Baking Soda
Create a paste using vinegar and baking soda, two items found in most household pantries. Rub this paste on and allow it to sit for about 24 hours before scrubbing and then rinsing. Vinegar can be used to clean many different areas of the home as a paste like this or diluted with water in a spray bottle. Also try just spraying it on the rust stain and scrubbing the stain out. Using natural items like this also helps avoid harsh chemicals in the air from cleaning.
4. Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is another household item that has multiple purposes. Removing rust stains is cleaning job that it works well for. It can be used by itself on the stain and then scrub the area but be careful not to get it on clothing or bathroom items such as towels or shower curtains. Hydrogen peroxide can lighten fabrics that it comes in to contact with. Hydrogen peroxide can also be used in combination with cream of tartar. These two items can be combined into a paste and then scrubbed on followed by rinsing. Another option is to pour the cream of tartar over the stain completely similar to the salt and lemon solution. Pour the hydrogen peroxide over the cream of tartar and let it sit overnight until the cream of tartar has absorbed the rust.