If you have unsightly rust stains on your concrete patio, driveway, or sidewalk; you know they’re not coming off with soap and water. But don’t panic, there is a solution that doesn’t call for special cleaning chemicals or tools because it’s completely safe and natural.

Cleaning masonry surfaces usually calls for an acid cleaner, but those can often be very dangerous products to apply and sometimes difficult to find. However, in this case the one you need may be right inside your refrigerator, provided you have a couple of lemons in the fruit drawer.

Cut the lemons in half, and then rub them into the rust stains. As the natural citric acid works on the stain, blot or wipe the area with a soft towel to remove it. Now when life gives you lemons, you can clean the patio.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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