One Sunday morning I didn't feel like spending $40 on a rust patch kit. Instead I spent some of it (the ivy was on sale for $4 and the M.I.L tongue $6!) on bringing a little wildlife indoors. I picked up a cute little ivy plant and what I thought was an aloe vera plant is actually called Mother in Laws Tongue. Lovely.
Anywho, back to the home project. The friendly guy at Lowe's said to start with the Scouring Stick, which when rubbed on rust will remove it. He said after the rust was eliminated I could come back later and buy the little patch kit so water doesn't seep down into the house's foundation. I didn't even get to the basement bathroom, because when I got home I was too excited to try it on a few little (miniscule) spots on the bathroom in the hallway and it worked just like he said it would. Wanna know what's even better? It was $1.87.
It's just a stick of pumice. Who would have thought it would be that easy?
After the little rust spots were removed I began to wonder. There are gross adhesive leftovers on the bathtub from where glass shower doors used to be. One of the previous owners removed them but couldn't get the adhesive to come off. I couldn't either. I tried a Magic Eraser, bristle sponge and a rag. This little Scouring Stick worked it's magic and the tub looks so pretty now!