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To remove rust from clothes, you can cover the stain with cream of tartar (gathering up the edges of the item to keep the powder on the spot), then dip the spot in hot water. Let stand 5 minutes, then wash as usual. If the item is white, you could also apply lemon juice to the stain, rub with salt, and let it bleach in the sun.
There are also several commercial products available that are designed to remove rust stains, such as Zud or Whink. If the item is white, you could also apply lemon juice to the stain, rub with salt, and let it bleach in the sun.
never thought of that one. good one. i have a Del Sol tshirt and couldn't find anything to get the rust out of it. it was brand new and made the mistake of putting it on a wire hanger. boom next time i wore it there was a rust stain. thanks am going to try this
Lemon juice and salt work to brighten alot of different stains on whites, leave in the sun all day for stuborn stains.
does this work on colored clothes because many of those stain removal ideas are intended only for white clothes.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|