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05 April 2010 :: 12:04:36 pm 17579

Removing Rust Stains from Fabric

Rust stains on your favorite clothes need not be the end of the world the stains are easy to remove, especially if you treat the item as soon as you notice it is there as in most cases all that is required is quick action and a little elbow grease.
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If you have just brushed up against something, there is usually no problem with the rust penetrating the fabric so just throwing it into the washing machine will more than likely wash it out. If the stain has not come out after laundering, do not put the garment into the dryer as the heat will only make it worse.

Items required are:

Lemon Juices

Paper towels

Laundry Detergents

Cut a lemon in half and saturate the stain with the fresh lemon juice. (Bottled lemon juice will work, too.)

Lay the item (with layers of paper towel beneath to absorb the excess liquid) out in the sun to dry. The rust stain should disappear.

The sun and lemon combined should bleach out the stain. Once dried, launder as usual. If the stain is still visible this process can be repeated, but remember, the sun and lemon act as a bleach so be careful if treating a dark colored garment or you may well have a light patch in the middle.

Other rust stain removal methods include:

Naval jelly will remove rust stains from floors and furniture, and also from clothes. Rub the naval jelly into the garment and leave for a couple of hours. Launder as usual.

There are over the counter products, although may be difficult to purchase here in Thailand. Many industrial cleaning products are formulated to remove rust stains from fabric. Follow the instructions on the back of the bottle.

Boil rhubarb for twenty minutes, strain the water and soak the garment in the rhubarb water until the rust stains are removed or at least most have disappeared. Launder as usual.

Rub stains with salt and lemon, and leave in the sun to dry. Launder as usual.

Wet the garment and dab with a bit of cream of Tartar. Leave it to digest for a while and launder as usual.

Just follow these simple steps above and your garment should be ready to wear again.

Sarah Goldman

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