Removing Rust From Clothing is Easy

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How do you get rust stains out of clothing?

Removing Rust From Clothing is Easy

The best way to get rust stains out of your clothing is to use a lemon, or table salt and cream of tarter.


•To use a lemon, lay your garment on a flat surface on top of a towel.

•Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice onto the rust stain. (If you do not have a lemon, you can use bottled lemon juice, it works just as well.)

•Lay your garment in the sun and allow it to dry.

•Once your garment has dried, look to see if the rust stain has lifted. If it has not, repeat the process.
•If the rust stain is removed, launder your garment.

Salt and Cream of Tarter

•To use salt and cream of tarter, simply make a mixture using equal parts of both.

•Lay your garment on a flat surface on top of a towel.

•Spread your cream of tarter and salt mixture onto the rust stain.

•Place your garment in the sun and allow it to dry.

•If the rust stain has lifted, launder the shirt.

•If the rust stain has not lifted, repeat the process.



3/21/2009 11:55:41 AM
Nancy Lyon said:

If you want to see rust stains dissolve before your very eyes then buy Whink Rust Stain Remover.
I squirt each spot on my clothing. It's works miraculously. I also found it also worked on my carpet. After my washer overflowed and my cream colored new carpet stained from the tacking nails. I tried all kinds of carpet cleaners and nothing worked. Then I remembered to try Whink and it dissolved before my eyes also. Try it!! It will work for you also.

5/16/2009 4:00:53 PM
dbt said:

Very helpful! Rust stains are always one of the most difficult stains to remove.

10/16/2009 11:28:51 AM
Jack Murphy said:

Your information is wrong. Twink, that you can buy in the store, will remove rust stains instantly. It is a fantastic product for rust stain removal.

7/14/2011 2:37:05 AM
richi sharma said:

i hope this tip does not lead to fading of the colour of the cloth...

8/17/2011 4:42:38 PM
Jane said:

I tried this today and it worked! My favorite pair of shorts got rust on them. I washed in cold water with stain remover a couple times, never came out. Then tried with the lemon juice in the sun...the stain it out !!! Happy me :)


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