A Guide To: Rust Stain Removal on Stone Surfaces

Faber Mar Gel Plus Faber Oxidant


So much time, money and effort. Even after exhausting these resources, surfaces are still susceptible to the effects of rusting. Doing nothing about this means surfaces will rust and your resources will go to waste. Therefore, rust stain removal is a very important part of surface maintenance and restoration. 

Today, I will tell you everything you need to know about removing rust stains from stone surfaces. 

Rust Stain Removal: Part 1

The first step of removing rust stains from stone surfaces is Faber Mar Gel Plus. 

Faber Mar Gel Plus is...

Faber Mar Gel Plus is the ideal innovation in stain removal technology. It has been created to remove rust marks and rust stains from acid-sensitive stone materials. 

Faber has specifically formulated this rust stain remover and this formula allows Faber Mar Gel Plus to deeply penetrate into even the most compact surfaces. After it has penetrated the surface, the stain remover gets rid of rust in thick materials. 

What you will need -

Fortunately, the application of Faber Mar Gel Plus doesn’t require much equipment so it can be used on short notice. Due to this, it can be used on short notice and more frequently (if necessary) than alternatives on the market. Moreover, it can even be used to treat vertical surfaces. 

You will need:
- Brush or Spatula
- Clean Cloth

How to use Faber Mar Gel Plus -

Faber Mar Gel is incredibly easy to use and simple. In other words, applying this rust remover minimal effort.

How to Use:
- Completely clean and dry surfaces before using Faber Mar Gel Plus
- Apply the solution onto the surface generously with a brush or spatula
- Wait for the solution to react until the rust stain has been entirely removed
- Remove any remaining solution and residue using a clean cloth after the stain has been removed

Stain Removal Time:
- Recent and pale rust stains: 5 - 20 minutes 
- Deeper, medium-toned rust stains: 30 minutes - 3 hours
- Deep, dark rust stains: 4 hours - 10 hours

This rust stain remover will continue to work to get rid of persistent stains without further action. 

Faber Mar Gel Plus Can Be Used On...

In order to give this product the most usability, Faber has specifically designed this stone rust remover. This design makes Faber Mar Gel Plus suitable for use on a wide range of surfaces. For that reason, this rust remover is the perfect, versatile purchase. 

Suitable for Use On:
- Marble-cement agglomerate
- Cement-based grout widths
- Cementina
- Concrete
- Craquelé ceramic
- Limestone
- Marble
- Marble-resin agglomerate
- Travertine 

Remember, Never treat wet or heated surfaces with Faber Mar Gel Plus. Surfaces need to be between 5℃ and 40℃.

Rust Stain Removal: Part 2

While Faber Mar Gel Plus removes rust, it creates a purple compound that will darken based on the depth of the rust stain. Thankfully, this is where Faber Oxidant comes in.

Faber Oxidant is able to remove the residues left behind by Mar Gel Plus inside the stain, thus completing the stain removal process.  

Faber Oxidant is...

This product is a water-based stain remover with a unique formula.  This formula makes it perfect for removing any annoying and damp stains, dark marks and yellowing on surfaces.

Most importantly, Faber Oxidant will not change the appearance of surfaces. Use this product on even the most delicate and acid-sensitive surfaces. 

What you will need -

Similar to Mar Gel Plus, the application of Faber Mar Gel Plus doesn’t require much equipment. As a result, you will be able to use this stain remover in a wide range of scenarios whenever necessary. 

You will need:
- Brush
- Spatula
- Clean water
- Clean Cloth

How to use Faber Oxidant -

As well as being extremely effective, Faber Oxidant is easy to use.

How to Use:
- Apply Faber Oxidant generously to the surface
- Spread the solution evenly using a spatula or brush
- Wait for the stain remover to react on the surface while scrubbing with a brush
- Remove the residue with a clean cloth and clean water
- Repeat this process for persistent stains

Removal Time:
- Stubborn Coloured Stains: 1 - 6 hours
- Stubborn Stains: 1 - 6 hours
- Yellowing or damp stains and marks: 8 - 24 hours

Faber Oxidant Can Be Used On...

Faber Oxidant can be used on many types of surfaces so you have more freedom to decide in what situations to use it. 

Suitable for Use On:
- Cement Grout
- Concrete
- Craquelé and Glazed ceramics
- Exposed Brick
- Granite
- Lapped and Polished Porcelain Stoneware
- Limestone
- Marble/Marble Agglomerates
- Quartz-Resin Agglomerate
- Quartzite
- Reconstituted Stone
- Sandstone
- Slate
- Terracotta
- Travertine
- Tuff

This stain remover can be used on both interior and exterior surfaces. 

More Information

For more information about rust stain removal, the products mentioned or any products sold by Tiling Logistics don't hesitate to reach out. Never forget that we are always happy to answer any questions you have. 

Here at Tiling Logistics, we are very knowledgeable about tile and stone maintenance and restoration. For over 15 years members of our team have had first-hand experience in stone and tile surface care. Over these 15 years, we have come to understand the best tool, products and methods for any surface treatment. Above all, these 15 years shows how passionate we are about this industry. 

Whether you are working on a commercial, industrial or domestic property, Tiling Logistics is sure to have the best advice for you. 

Furthermore, any advice we do give comes free of charge and under “no obligation”. 

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Alternatively, click here for the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Faber Mar Gel Plus and click here for the MSDS for Faber Oxidation.