Some of the stains that are difficult to remove from clothing, tablecloths, and drapes from home are certainly those of rust, which unpleasantly alter the color. Many chemicals on the market quickly eliminate the problem, but we can also use natural remedies if we act quickly. Here are some more tips to help you remove rust from fabrics.
One of the most classic remedies for rust stains is salt with lemon juice, which can be replaced by white vinegar. The fabric should be placed on a surface and ironed with your fingers so that there are no creases, then proceed by pouring the salt until the stain is completely covered and finally sprinkled on top of the lemon juice.
The mixture must be left on for about ten minutes, after which it must be removed with a clean white towel while the garment remains in the sun to dry. A traditional washing machine is generally enough to make any remaining streaks disappear. White vinegar can also be used purely on rust stains.
Cover it well with the product and always use a clean white towel to rub the rust off the fabric, always letting it dry in the sun before washing in the washing machine. The cream of tartar is another natural stain remover, and you can also use it for this kind of stains.
The mix to create is with a teaspoon of cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and a few drops of hydrogen peroxide. The first two ingredients are mixed in a ceramic bowl, then hydrogen peroxide is added, just enough to make a thick cream, our stain remover.
Apply this paste directly on the rust spots and leave it on for about half an hour. After this period of time, carefully rinse the treated fabrics and wash them in the washing machine.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff