How to Remove Rust From a Shower Stall

Shower stalls can get rusty pretty quickly, even more so if you have well water. Rust stains are unsightly, but it is actually very easy to remove rust from your shower stall. You just need a little elbow grease and some common products that can be found around your home.

Apply the lemon juice to the rust stain. If it is on the shower stall wall, use a squirt bottle to soak the stain in lemon juice.

Sprinkle a little baking soda on the stain. This will provide the abrasiveness you will need in order to scrub out that stain.

Use some elbow grease. You will want scrub the affected surface with a toothbrush. Toothbrushes work great because they can really get into the nooks and crannies, but just remember not to reuse the toothbrush after removing the rust stain.

Rinse the affected area and repeat as needed.


  • You can also clean rust off of your shower stall by spraying CLR on the rust stain and scrubbing with a toothbrush.
  • If you have a large stain, you might want to use a bottle of lemon juice as opposed to the juice of an actual lemon.

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Robin Neorr has been working as a full-time freelance writer since 2007. She has written for various websites including The Frisky. Before she started her writing career, she spent 10 years in media marketing. She has a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's degree in communications management from John Carroll University.