The main goal for the day was getting rid of the rust spots on the concrete. Up close they were looking super disgusting :/
He used these little brushes that you attach to a drill.
And they worked like a charm!! What a huge difference already it made.
At the bottom of the steps the change was noticeable, but I could still 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 used to clean toilets, hmmm not exactly what I was going to do, but the reviews were so good I had to give it a try.
I applied it ... Waited 24 hours for the product to do wonders ... 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 picture below is after using 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 it 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 followed 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 with 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 finished 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 worked the best for us.
Have you done this before? What product worked best for you?
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