Rust on Metal Table: Ask Annie
Hi Annie! Do you have any tips for removing rust from a metal table? –Julianne, NY
Nice to hear from you! The old folk formulas rave about cream of tartar as the best choice to remove rust. Just make a thick paste of cream of tartar and water and rub it onto the metal table. (Note to spot test if the metal table is painted.) Let the mixture set on the rust for a few hours, keeping the paste damp, before rinsing. I hope it helps! Another tip for removing rust is milk, also an acid, but I am not sure pouring milk on the table will remove the rust unless you can let it pool over the rust, which depends on where the rust is found.