Sunday, April 6, 2014

As long as I'm posting about household wonder drugs...

I might as well recycle this post I wrote about Whink Rust Stain Remover back in 2011.  Back then, we lived in Georgia in a house that had well water.  We had a big rust problem and I found that Whink Rust Stain Remover was damn near a miracle worker in getting rid of the deposits.  This is a review that needs to be preserved for posterity, since I know this is a product that really works… and I am a housewife, after all.  If you have rust issues, look into this product.

Whink Rust Stain Remover is a miracle worker...

 Feb 6, 2011 (Updated Feb 7, 2011)
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

    Pros:Really works!  


    Cons:Very poisonous.  Must be used with care.

    The Bottom Line:Whink Rust Stain Remover really gets the red out!

    My husband and I have been renting a very secluded house out in the woods.  We've really enjoyed living in such a rural locale, except for the fact that the house runs on well water.  Rust in the water is a fairly serious problem and it has pretty much ruined my sheets as well as the toilets and sinks in the house.  Our downstairs bathroom's toilet has had a particularly bad case of rust that was there long before we moved in.  The inside of the white toilet was orange because of the rust.

    A couple of months ago, I came across a product listing for Whink Rust Stain Remover.  The reviews I read for this product were overwhelmingly glowing.  Now that I've used it myself, I can add my own glowing comments.  Whink Rust Stain Remover works incredibly well and has removed about 70% of the tough rust stains that have been building up on the toilet for God only knows how long.

    We went to Lowe's to see if we could buy a bottle of this stuff, but they didn't have it in stock.  We finally found 16 ounce bottles of Whink Rust Stain Remover for sale at our local Publix and plan to buy a couple more bottles as we clean up the house in preparation for our upcoming move.  It comes in a squirt bottle with a childproof cap and can be used on clothing, carpeting, white sinks, and white toilet bowls.


    First and foremost, be sure to wear heavy duty household gloves before you use this rust stain remover.  Do not use it with any other household cleaners.  Avoid contact on any surface not stated in directions.

    To use on clothing or carpeting

    Test for colorfastness.  Dampen stain with water.  Apply a few drops of Rust Stain Remover to stain.  When stain is gone, rinse thoroughly with cold water, then machine launder and dry clothing before wearing.  Avoid contact with washer and dryer surfaces.

    To use on sinks and toilet bowls

    Use only on white sinks and toilet bowls.  Wipe stain with damp pad containing Rust Stain Remover.  Rinse with cold water.  Repeat if necessary.  Rinse or discard pad.  On toilet bowls, apply product around and above the water line.  Repeat on deep stains.

    My experiences   

    I donned heavy rubber gloves I bought at Lowe's the last time I tried (and failed) to remove the rust from the toilet.  I didn't really have especially high hopes for this rust remover because the last one we tried had been so ineffective.  But I squirted some of the clear fluid in the toilet and was amazed to see it immediately go to work, practically eating away the rust before my eyes.  I was so shocked I had my husband take before and after pictures.

    Unfortunately, the stains on the toilet were so deep that we used the whole bottle in one cleaning session and there are still some stains left.  However, most of the stains that were on the toilet are gone now.  I was shocked by how well and how quickly this product works.  It's safe for septic systems and pipes.


    Naturally, a product this powerful contains potentially dangerous ingredients.  Again, be sure to wear rubber gloves when you use this product.  Avoid contact with eyes and skin.  Do not taste, swallow, or breathe this product.  Drink a glass of water or milk and call a poison control center or get to an emergency room if this product is ingested.  Do not induce vomiting.  If it gets on the skin, rinse with cool water for 15 minutes.  If it gets in the eyes, remove contact lenses and flush the eyes for 15 minutes with cool water.


    I'm delighted to recommend Whink Rust Stain Remover.  It definitely works, as long as you use it according to the directions.  This product is also made in the USA.

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    Recommend this product? Yes

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