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How to restore rusty outdoor furniture: a remedy from the first aid kit will help

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It is almost impossible to protect outdoor furniture from rust. This is a common problem that mostly occurs in humid environments. Fortunately, you can get rid of rust with a simple, cheap drugstore product.

Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda will come in handy. How to protect furniture from corrosion is described in House Digest.

How to remove rust

  • A thick paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda will effectively restore garden furniture. Apply the mixture to rusty spots and wait 15-20 minutes.
  • After the active ingredients penetrate the rust, use an abrasive tool to remove the stains.
  • Wipe and dry the furniture after the procedure.

How to protect furniture from rust

Once you have removed all rust stains from metal furniture, you can use one of these methods to prevent the rust from reappearing.

The easiest way is to keep your furniture as dry as possible. You can bring it into the house or shed or put metal objects under a large umbrella, the main thing is to protect the metal from moisture. Avoid spilling liquids on the metal. If the furniture gets wet, wipe it dry as soon as possible.

Obviously, it is almost impossible to completely protect outdoor furniture from moisture. That's why rust-preventative sprays and oils come in handy. Experts advise treating furniture with special wax, WD-40, or other professional anti-corrosion agents.

It is better not to place tables and chairs directly on the lawn because morning dew and precipitation contribute to the formation of not only rust but also mold. Even the highest quality furniture cannot withstand prolonged exposure to dampness and moisture

Mold and moss quickly appear on garden furniture in summer. The best solution is to use lemon juice. Mix it with salt and clean the affected areas with a brush or sponge. After that, rinse the furniture with a hose.

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