How To Remove Rust Stains From Clothes

How To Remove Rust Stains From Clothes

Whether from an old dryer or some rusty tools, we have the solution to get rid of rust stains from clothing.

Step 1: You will need

  • light-colored cloths
  • salt
  • white vinegar
  • undiluted lemon juice
  • Boiling water
  • big rubber band
  • cream of tartar
  • heat-proof bowl or bucket

Step 2: Go Green

You may notice all of the ingredients are natural ingredients found in most households. Cleaning with natural ingredients saves you time from fishing through all the products at the store, saves you money and makes you a little more environmentally friendly.

Step 3: Salt The Wound

Regular old table salt has a lot of different uses than adding flavor to your meals. Mix a paste of salt and white vinegar and rub onto the stain. An old toothbrush works great for this. Let set 30 minutes.

Step 4: Turn Up The Heat

If step one doesn't work, try adding heat to the mix. Instead of vinegar, add lemon juice to the salt to make a paste and apply it to the stain. Then place it in the sun to dry or hold it over steam from boiling water. Rinse and repeat as needed. Another option is to stretch the stain over a heat-proof bowl or bucket and secure with a rubber band. Use the lemon and salt mixture again but this time, try pouring boiling water over the stain into the bowl. This option can also be repeated if necessary.

Step 5: Dip Tip

Cream of tartar is another rust remover you might find in your kitchen cabinet. Cover the spot with the spice and then gather the fabric so that you create a pouch with the powder inside. Dip the pouch into hot water for about 5 minutes.

Step 6: Wash And Dry

One or a combination of these steps should have worked for you. Your last step will be to wash and dry the item as usual.