How to Remove Rust Stains from Coloured Clothing

Unlike most stains that would be much easier to remove from coloured clothes than white ones, rust stains are like an exception of this rule with their stubbornness on coloured fabrics. Using a regular laundry detergent won’t be enough to remove a rust stain from a coloured clothing, at least not in most cases. The best way to remove rust stains is to treat them immediately after they have occurred, otherwise the rust will harden, leaving permanent mark on the garment.

Purchasing a good rust remover may solve the problem quickly and easily, but the same goes for homemade rust stain removers which also can be very effective with the only difference that they are much less expensive than their commercial alternatives.

By following these tips provided by cleaners Belgravia, you will learn how to make your own cleaning solution that removes rust stains from coloured clothes.

  1. Put the stained clothing with other clothes into your washing machines. This will help the water not to become too soapy, also the rubbing of the stained area against other fabrics will help the stain to get out more easily.
  2. Sprinkle 2 cups of sea salt over the clothes into the washer, and shuffle the clothing with hand, so the salt is dispersed among the laundry.
  3. Pour a gallon of white vinegar onto the load, then launder at the highest temperature of water allowed by the label of the fabrics.
  4. Inspect the area where the rust stain was before using the dryer. The heat of the dryer may set any remaining rust stain permanently into the fabric, so do not risk. If the rust stain is still visible, let the clothing air dry before proceeding to the next step.
  5. Pour ½ gallon of hot water into a bucket, add 1 cup of white vinegar to the water and put the rusted fabric to soak in the mixture overnight. In the morning, rinse the garment in cold water and hang it out to air dry.


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