Rust Stain Removal Solutions
This is your step by step guide to rust stain removal from clothes, fabrics, carpets and upholstery. Has your favorite fabric or carpet been attacked by a rust stain? Hold on, you don't have to throw that favorite shirt away! You'd be surprised at what the help of a little lemon could do. Just follow these simple steps on removing rust stains to rescue your otherwise-doomed rags. Below are solutions on how to remove rust stains from clothes & fabrics and from carpets & upholstery.
Description: Rust is the reddish brittle coating formed on iron especially when chemically attacked by moist air and composed essentially of hydrated ferric oxide. Rust is an inevitable result of metal meeting the outdoor elements. This means that there is the potential to have to remove rust stains from just about anywhere. In moderate climates, rust stains develop at all times of the year, as the weather takes its toll on any unprotected metallic surfaces.
Although rust can present itself in any number of places, removing rust stains from sweatshirts, sweatpants, and jeans is most likely. Rust stains are almost always met with a look of surprise from their victims. For example, most people don’t think to check under a metal seat before sliding a coat underneath it.
Rust Stain Removal from Clothes & Fabrics
1. Mix 1 heaped tablespoon of table salt in the juice of 1 lemon.
2. Soak the stain in this solution for 1 hour, rinse and then wash as usual.
3. Dry in the sun if the color of the fabric will not be harmed by the bleaching action of strong sunlight.
4. Repeat as necessary.
1. Flood the stain with lemon juice and leave for 10-15 minutes.
2. Place a damp cloth over the stain and iron.
3. Repeat several times as necessary.
4. Rinse and wash as usual.
Rust Stain Removal from Carpets & Upholstery
1. Try to scrape off as much of the rust as you can with a dull utility knife blade.
2. Saturate the entire stain with lemon juice (fresh-squeezed or bottled) sprayed from a spray bottle.
3. Allow the juice to remain for at least 5 minutes, but no longer than 10 minutes.
4. Blot the stain with a white paper towel. Do not rub the stain in.
5. Use liquid dishwashing detergent on the stain if the lemon juice doesn't do the trick. Thoroughly mix about 1/4 tablespoon detergent with 1 quart of water.
6. Apply the detergent mixture to a clean, damp, white towel and gently blot the solution into the stained area until the stain is removed.
7. Spray water onto the area with a spray bottle and blot until the detergent solution and water are gone.
8. Allow the carpet to dry thoroughly before vacuuming.
Have you reached rust stain removal success? I hope so!
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