How to Remove Rust Stain (Part 1)

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Summary
– Cleaning rust stain on leather
– Removing a rust stain from fabric

Rust is the result of oxidation of a metal. It occurs when the material is in prolonged contact with water.

It can also reach surfaces adjacent to infected materials. To remove a rust stain, the combination of salt and lemon is a winner. However, some rust stains are permanent.

Cleaning a rust stain on leather

To easily remove a rust stain:
– Mix lemon and salt.
– Dab the stain with a cloth soaked in the mixture.
– Sprinkle with washing powder.
– Rub the mixture over the stain.
– Rinse with a small amount of water.
– Blow-dry.

On suede

– Scrape the rust off gently with a spoon.
– Spray a little steam (from a safe distance) on the remaining stain with an iron.
– Clean the loose dirt with a brush.

On nubuck

– Sprinkle the stain with salt mixed with lemon juice.
– Add diluted washing powder.
– Polish with an abrasive sponge.
– Wash the sponge and remove the detergents.

Removing a rust stain from fabric

For effective cleaning of a rust stain on a garment, check the fabric composition before you start.
On a synthetic fabric
Dab the stain with a cotton pad soaked in the juice of a lemon.

On cotton

– Rub the stain with a cloth impregnated with anti-rust powder.
– Machine wash the garment.
Other effective detergents: salt with lemon juice and detergent.

On jeans


– Rub the stain with cotton moistened with lemon juice and salt.
– Add lye to the detergents.
– Wipe with a damp cloth.
Another effective detergent: an anti-rust product.

On linen

– Lift the flax over a pot of boiling water.
– Polish the remaining trace with a cloth soaked in lemon juice.
– Finish cleaning with a little ammonia.
– Wash with clear water.
Another effective detergent is a rustproofing product.

On silk

– Polish the stain with a cloth soaked in sodium hyposulphite.
– Wash with clear water.

On satin

– Rub the stain with a cloth containing rustproofing powder.
– Sponge.
Other effective detergents: lemon juice, ammonia, and laundry detergent.

On velvet

– Mix lemon juice and fine salt.
– Apply this solution to the stain with a cloth.
– Add washing powder to the stain.
– Wash with clear water.
Another effective detergent is a rustproofing product.

On wool

– If the wool is white, dab the stain with a cloth soaked in oxalic acid.
– Machine wash the garment immediately.
– If the wool is colored:
◦ Hold the wool over a pot of boiling water.
◦ Polish the stain with a cloth containing lemon.
◦ Soak the wool in ammonia water.
◦ Re-bath the wool in clear water.

On sheepskin

To remove rust from a sheepskin carpet, treat the stain with a rustproofing powder designed for carpet stain removal. We will give you more tips in our next publication.

This post will now continue in part 2 on another interesting blog (homemade-tips.com) which will cover:

– Removing rust stain on wood
– Cleaning rust stain on a floor or wall
– Removing a rust stain on a smooth coating
– Removing rust stain on metal
– Cleaning rust stain on stone
– Detergents to remove a rust stain.

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