Dealing with Stubborn Rust Stains on Concrete and Exterior Surfaces

Aging metal furniture subjected to the elements for too long, fertilizers containing iron, outdoor lighting fixtures and a host of other things can all cause dreaded rust stains. Affecting concrete, brickwork, shingles, rubber, stone, tile, stucco, pavers and even vinyl siding, rust is unsightly and notoriously stubborn to remove. The problem can be even more pronounced if your home uses well water, which often contains high levels of iron. 

If you’ve ever tried to remove a stubborn rust stain from concrete or just about any other surface, you know it can be a frustrating challenge. It doesn’t have to be, though. You’re not stuck living with ugly rust stains, and you don’t have to spring for an entire surface replacement to get rid of them as long as you play your cards correctly. 

Why It’s So Hard to Remove Rust Stains Outside

There are so many things that can lead to rust staining, and it’s difficult to stay on top of every potential source of rust around your home’s exterior. As with so many things in life, though, there’s good news and bad news when it comes to rust. 

The good news? Most rust stains on concrete do not penetrate more than 1/16” into a concrete surface and there are effective, reliable cleaning methods for everything from stucco to vinyl siding. The bad news, though, is that taking the wrong approach to rust stain removal can leave you with an even bigger mess on your hands. Improper removal technique can and often does etch the surface of concrete and other surfaces, leaving behind permanent and irreversible damage.

Quick, Painless Rust Removal and Cleaning

Rust stains can have a serious impact on your curb appeal, but they don’t have to be permanent. Our process for rust removal is effective on just about any surface around your property, and best of all, it does so safely. Our team is an F9 certified applicator and has been extensively trained to remove not just rust, but many of the most stubborn and difficult outdoor stains and discolorations. Bring your curb appeal backup where it belongs; we can help.