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How to Remove Rust Stains From Clothes and Carpet

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April 12, 2022

Written by Zeynep Mehmetoglu

There are various remedies you can use to help you remove rust from clothes. You can find many ingredients for homemade rust stain removers in your kitchen or pantry.

What to Use to Get Rust Stains Out

Many combinations of simple materials work on getting rust out of clothes and carpets. Some methods may work better for specific colors and fabrics. Here are some items you may use to get rust stains out of clothes and carpets:

  • Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Cream of tartar
  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Dish soap

How to Remove Rust Stains

Getting rust stains out of carpet and clothes is simple when you take your time and ensure the stain doesn’t spread. Before applying your stain remover to the whole stain, test the mixture on an inconspicuous area to ensure it works. Here are some natural stain removers you can make to use on clothes and carpets.

Lemon Juice and Salt

Mix some lemon juice and salt to make a carpet rust stain remover. Once you make the mixture, dip a white cloth into it and dab the stain to start loosening the surface. When you start seeing some rust absorption, press a clean part of your cloth with the solution firmly on the area to start saturating the stain. Wait a few minutes, then wipe the area with a damp cloth and pat dry with a new cloth to absorb the moisture.

To make a clothing stain remover, you can sprinkle salt and lemon juice over the stain and dry it in the sun.

Cream of Tartar, Hydrogen Peroxide, and Baking Soda

You can also make a paste using cream of tartar, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda. Use a 1:1 ratio of baking soda and cream of tartar, then add a little bit of hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. Apply it to the stain and let it sit for half an hour before rinsing thoroughly.

Dish Soap and Water

Before a rust stain sets in a carpet, you can often use a dish soap and water solution to remove it. Make the solution, then pat the stain using a cloth and let it soak for several minutes.

After the wait time, apply pressure using a dry paper towel or cloth over the stain to absorb the water and rust until you no longer see rust remnants. Once finished, wipe the area with a damp towel and let it air dry.

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