The main goal for the day was getting rid of the rust spots on the concrete! Up close they were looking super disgusting!
When we worked on the railings before (you can check for that HERE), Hubby wire brushed all the railings and he also wire brushed the rust spots on the concrete!
He used these little brushes that you attach to the drill!
And they worked like a charm!! What a huge difference already!
At the bottom of the steps the change was noticeable! But I still could see little rusty speckles that didn't go away with the wire brushing!
Of course! I was not going to be happy until I could eliminate them completely! I searched for possible solutions and this product: The Works, had wonderful reviews! It is a product use to clean toilets! Not exactly what I was going to do! The reviews were so good I had to give it a try!
There I applied it! .... Waiting 24 hours for the product to do wonders!! ..... I kept on checking through the windows for the rusty color to go away! nothing! before going to sleep..... and ...as soon as I woke up the next morning! nope! Not with the completed 24 hour period! :(
This is after The Works! It did work on making the concrete a lot cleaner! The color is lighter than before!
But the light rusty spots were still there!
Continuing with my fight! Cause I wasn't going to give up that easily! I got my new weapon against Rust: CLR! Somebody recommended to me with a -This IS the product for that- trusty attitude! CLR which Blasts Calcium deposits, Dissolves Lime and Zaps Rust stains!! Here we go!
I follow the manufacturer's instruccions and I was happy I didn't have to wait 24 hours to see the results! The problem was.... I was NOT happy to see the results!! The rust was still there!
I felt defeated!! Yes! I kind of like perfection! But that doesn't make me that blind to appreciate the big difference after all!
I haven't finish this battle! Hubby told me he didn't brush the spots that hard! He is going to do it again! :) The wire brushing was what work the best! After that I guess this is a winning battle!
Have you done this before? What product worked best for you?
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