How to Get Rust Off of the Outside of a Refrigerator

The slow corrosion of rust makes your appliances look old and presents a health hazard. Condensation and moisture from your refrigerator make this appliance a prime target for rusting. Clearing up rust on your refrigerator lends a new look to your old appliances, making them last longer.

Step 1

Mix dish detergent with warm water to create a soapy mixture. Using the sponge, carefully clean off the rusted areas, removing any flakes.

Step 2

Combine 1 teaspoon of baking soda with white vinegar to create a paste. Apply the paste to the rusted spot and allow it to sit for two to three minutes. Gently scrub the spot clean and repeat until the rust is removed and the area is smooth.

Step 3

Wipe with warm, soapy water to remove baking soda residue and allow to air dry. This step prepares the area to be painted.

Step 4

Apply appliance paint directly to the cleaned spot as per the manufacturer's instructions. This final step seals the spot against further corrosion.