Rust stains can become the reason for real trouble as it's hard to remove them from colored clothing with a regular laundry detergent. This is the reason why once you've noticed a rust stain on any type of colored fabric,you should treat it as quickly as possible before the rust hardens, permanently damaging garments. Working with a good stain remover can eliminate rust, but homemade rust stain removal solutions can be just as effective.
Considering how stubborn a rust stain may be Cleaners Brent cross provide the following tips on how to handle rust stains on your colored clothes:
As a start put your colored clothing in the washer. Place enough clothing into the washer so that it won't get too soapy.
Pour a gallon of white vinegar onto the load and fill up the rest of washer with hot water.
Add 2 cups of Epsom salt into the mix, making sure that the salt is dispersed among the laundry.
Check the wet clothing before drying. If rust stains remains, let clothing to air dry (preferably in the sun to dissolve rust stains faster). Do not place clothing in the dryer!!! The high heat will cause the rust stains to be permanent. Instead, use a special store-bought stain remover to eliminate the rust stain.
Place rusted fabrics into a bowl of hot water if there is not enough clothing to fill the washer. Add 1 cup of white vinegar and let it soak overnight. Drain clothing and rinse in cold water. Allow garment to air dry.
As an alternative to deal with the really stubborn stains purchase a store-bought solution that can remove rust stains from clothing. Cleaners Croydon advises you to carefully read the product's warning label to determine whether the solution will fade the clothing's color and material or not. As to the dried rust stain residue that is stuck on clothing, you can remove them with a dull knife or metal spatula. For that purpose place the garment's rust-stained spot face-down on a towel on a flat surface.
Moisten a cloth with a moderate amount of the stain remover. Pat the stain on the wrong side of the garment. Feather its edges working from the outside in to keep from transferring the rust to other parts of the item. Let the stain remover to absorb into the material where the original rust stain is.
Place rust-stained clothing into a washing machine if the rust stain is harder to remove. Wash it with detergent to the washer and wash with hot water. Place the garment into a wash bowl with hot water and let it to soak overnight. Rinse with cold water and leave the garment to air dry.