How to Remove Rust and Sulphate Stains from Natural Stone Paving

DeterdekNatural stone paving is ideal for application outdoors.  Sometimes, atmospheric agents can lead to rust or sulphate stains. It’s important to know how to remove these stains, without damaging the surface.

To clean natural stone paving, Fila has developed DETERDEK PRO – a specialised descaling cleaning agent which is able to remove residual rust or sulphate stains from natural stone paving.  (Deterdek Pro contains surfactants, so it can descale and clean.)


We do not recommend using DETERDEK PRO on polished marble or limestone surfaces.

DETERDEK PRO cleans without altering the stone’s appearance and it does not generate fumes which are harmful to people or the environment.

To remove rust stains, wet the area to be treated with water. Next, pour a little DETERDEK PRO onto a green scouring pad and gently rub the area.  Then, rinse the treated surface thoroughly.

To find out more about stain removal, get in touch with Fila’s experts!


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68 Replies to “How to Remove Rust and Sulphate Stains from Natural Stone Paving”

  1. Hi, I have large rust stains across my grey Indian stone. What product is best? I Tried everything and am so desperate to sort this out before EAster.

    1. Good morning Ady Gomersall,

      thanks for contacting FILA Technical Assistance Department.

      Regarding your request (that can be found at the end of this message), could be possible to receive some pictures of your floor and of the stains?

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      We remain at your disposal for any further information you may need.

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  3. I’ve had rust marks appearing on some of my Indian stone grey flags after one week of laying what do I do to remove this

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