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4 Tips For Removing Rust Stains from your Clothing

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Rust can easily stick to your clothing. They can also come from water containers or pipes if you happen to be working around them. In any case, rust can be a troublesome stain to deal with.

The good news is that there are a number of ways you can do to get rid of the problem. If you ever get ugly rust stains on your best suit or dress, these tips should help you solve them:

Use lemons and salt

This tip can be handy for linen or white-colored clothing. Start off by sprinkling salt onto the affected area and then applying lemon juice. Be sure to cover every place where the rust has stained it. Then, leave it to dry in the sun for about 10 minutes. 

Apply vinegar

Vinegar can be useful for a lot of stains in your home, including rust. Apply some vinegar on a towel or sponge and blot out the affected area until you’re sure you’ve put it on every trace of rust on your clothing. It should absorb the rust’s red discoloration if you did it right. After that, consider rinsing your clothes under cold running water. 

Use a detergent

Detergents help get a lot of stubborn stains off clothing, and rust is no exception. Pour detergent into your washing machine as you usually would and wash the affected clothing in 30-degree warm water. Repeat the cycle as many times as it takes until the rust stain is all gone. 

Use hydrogen peroxide solution

Another easy way you can get rid of rust on fabric is by using a mix of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and tartar cream. Create a paste by adding a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to a teaspoon of tartar cream and baking soda. Apply this paste on the site of the rust stain. Leave it for some time before rinsing it with cold water. 

Rust is not your only enemy at home. There are also other stains you need to deal with. In that case, you can find a reputable cleaning company to help you with the task. 

Clean House Services has the tools and professionals you need to help you freshen up your home. Book a cleaning with us today!

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