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How to Remove Rust Stains from Clothes?
Rust stains on any surface are not pleasing to look at. What is more, the stains are quite difficult to remove, and it needs some technique to wash the stain off. Whenever we see rust stains on the carpet upholstery or on our clothing, we immediately assumed that the stain cannot be removed. In reality, it is highly possible to get them off. Even though some methods may be undertaken to completely remove them, these techniques are easy and simple to perform.
So how do I remove rust stains from clothes? The presence of rust stains does not mean the end of your clothes. The best way to handle the situation is to immediately wash your clothes the moment you discover that it has stains. In some cases, the stain did not actually penetrate the fabric, hence, easier to wash using your regular detergent. After washing, if the stain is still there, do not place the garment in the dryer, as this may ruin the fabric.
Before you tossed away your clothes, you have two choices or ways on how to remove the rust stains from clothes. The first one is through commercial rust removers. Meanwhile, the other is through organic or natural methods. Whichever techniques you opt for, they all serve one purpose that is to wash off the rust stains from the clothes.
Here’s how to remove rust stains from clothes using natural or organic ingredients. Firstly, you will need these items, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and rhubarb stalk. You can choose from any of the following ways mentioned below:
Make a mixture of salt and white vinegar to create a paste. Apply the paste on the rust stains, and then leave if for half an hour. Afterwards, rinse it with warm water.
Apply lemon juice on the stained fabric, and sprinkle some salt on that area. Then rub it in together with the lemon juice. Or, saturate the clothes with lemon juice. After, exposed it under the heat of the sun. Another technique is to leave it for 5 minutes in boiling water. Rinse, and repeat the process if necessary.
You can also try out Rhubarb stalk to get rid of the rust stains. To do that, boil the stalks for 20-30 minutes. Remove the stalks from the water, and then soak the garment until the stains disappear.
For commercial rust removers, they contain hydrofluoric or oxalic acid. Carefully follow the instructions, rinse the rust remover immediately. Letting it stay for a while may ruin the fabrics.