Tools

Is rust accumulating on your tools? You can easily restore your tools with just a couple of items that you already have in your home.

Submerge your rusty tools in distilled white vinegar, ensuring that no part of the metal is outside of the liquid. The submersion time will depend on the amount of rust. If it’s light, check it after a couple of hours. If it’s still rusty, return it to the vinegar and check on it regularly. If it’s heavily rusted, it will be necessary to soak it for 10 to 12 hours.

When the rust is removed, scrub it clean with an old brush. Prepare a bath consisting of one part backing soda and two parts water and soak the tools for 5 minutes. Remove the tools and rinse with water.

To ensure the rust doesn’t return, apply a light coating of WD-30 or 3-In-1 oil. Avoid applying too much as dirt and debris will stick to an overly oiled tool.