Eco-Friendly Ways to Remove Rust from a Shower Faucet

A shower faucet is a likely spot to find rust. Before you scratch up your shower faucet with costly caustic cleaners or abrasives, try these eco-friendly ways to remove rust using common household products.


Remove the faucet handle and soak it in pure white vinegar for 2 to 3 hours. Remove it from the vinegar, rinse and dry completely. Repeat if necessary.

Vinegar and Baking Soda

Make a paste of baking soda and vinegar. Apply the paste to the rusted shower faucet and allow to sit for 30 minutes. Scrub the area with a nylon scrubber to remove rust.

Salt and Lemon Juice

Squeeze lemon juice on the rusted shower faucet and sprinkle salt on the lemon juice. Squeeze a little more lemon juice on the salt until it becomes mushy. Let it sit 2 to 3 hours and use the lemon rind to clean away rust.


Coke can be used to clean rust from a shower faucet. Pour Coke on the rusted area and scrub with a crumpled piece of aluminum foil. Repeat until rust is gone, rinse and dry.

Recycle the aluminum foil by using it to wrap used steel wool pads. The foil will prevent rust from forming on them between uses.