How to Remove Rust Stains
Rust stains are particularly hard to remove depending on the surface. This guide details how you can remove rust stains effectively.
Our advice is that should you notice a stain on a delicate material such as silk, wool, leather or suede, take the item to a professional cleaner. However, if dealing with a carpet stain or a more robust material, there are a few techniques you can use to remove the stain. Below you will find two methods of removing rust.
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR METHOD ONE | REMOVING RUST STAINS
TIP: When tackling the stain resist the temptation to apply a chlorine bleach as this will react with the rust and cause an even bigger problem.
- Before applying a treatment ensure you remove as much of the rust stain as possible.
- If you are using our recommended rust removal product, always ensure that you follow the instructions exactly.
- Remove any traces of cleaning solution with water and rinse thoroughly.
- Mix a solution of warm water with 1/4 teaspoon of WASHING-UP LIQUID in a cup. Apply it directly onto the stain and leave for five minutes – in this time the detergent’s surfactants will assist in lifting the rust particles.
- With a clean CLOTH blot the stain and rinse it with cool water.
- Repeat until the stain is removed or most of the discoloration is picked up.
- Remove any traces of the cleaning solution with water and rinse thoroughly.