You’ve finally plucked up the courage to tackle that to-do list you’ve been putting off for so long. From fixing lop-sided shelves, hanging new picture frames to building that chest of drawers you’ve promised to do – it’s time to get down and dirty and get the jobs done. But you guessed it, you open your toolbox only to find your neglected tools covered in rust. So, what do you do? How do you clean rusty tools?

Before you panic and go running to your nearest DIY store to purchase new ones, grab that trusted blue and red WD-40 can from your cupboard. It may be your go-to degreaser and lubricant, but did you know it can rescue rusty old tools? Thanks to its unique formula, it breaks down the bond between metal and rust, easily removing any corrosion, helping you restore your toolsets to a reliable condition.

How To Remove Rust From Tools

What you will need:

The process of cleaning rusty tools:

Step 1: Coat the product with WD-40 Multi-Use Smart Straw. The Smart Straw applicator will allow you to get into those hard-to-reach places.

Step 2: Allow the formula to sit on the product for ten minutes.

Step 3: Then use the wire brush or sandpaper to scrub and remove the rust.

Step 4: Repeat the process until you are happy with the results.

Pro tip: If you want to ensure that your tools stay protected in the future, simply spray them with WD-40 before you put them back into storage. The unique formula will create a protective layer over the metal or chrome, preventing any unwanted rust or corrosion.

So, now your tools are rust free, don’t just stop there. Read our other blogs; how to degrease and clean your hand and power tools, how to remove a rusted bolt, the best rust remedy, or how to maintain your tools.

Remember, regular tool maintenance can help improve the life of your appliances and save you money, avoiding that trip to the DIY shop!