Home & Garden
- Last Updated on Sunday, 31 March 2019 21:42
Many people may be tempted to discard rusty tools that have gone unused and sat in a garage or shed for a significant period of time, but tools encrusted with rust do not need to be relegated to the trash bin.
Nor do gardeners have to toil for hours scraping and sanding off the rust. There’s a much easier way to restore rusty tools that relies on a common household ingredient: vinegar. Pour vinegar into a deep enough vessel to submerge the metal part of the tool. Soak the tool overnight. The next day, use a scouring pad to rub off the rust. If the tool is too big to fit into a can or bucket, simply wrap it with a vinegar-soaked rag and cover the whole tool with a tightly secured plastic bag. Follow the same procedure the next day. After all the rust is gone, rinse the tool in cool water and dry thoroughly. Then return it to regular usage.