Eye-catching and unsightly: Rust stains can form on floors, tiles, clothing.
Due to their color, between brown and reddish, they are easily identifiable . But they are also among the most difficult stains to remove .
They usually form when in contact with iron : for example, on floors near a gate or door , on clothes in contact with a dryer or an old hanger .
There are specific products to eliminate them, but they usually contain aggressive chemical elements .
In reality, it is much easier to resort to natural remedies , using products that we already have at home.
Let’s see together how to effectively and quickly remove rust stains !
Note: before using the proposed natural remedies, always read the manufacturing instructions to avoid damaging clothing, floors or walls.
Also, always be very careful with rusty iron and, in case of cuts, seek immediate medical attention.
Rust stains on clothes
Did you find a rust stain on your favorite T- shirt or shirt ?
Removing it is very simple and you have more possibilities .
White wine vinegar
White wine vinegar has a powerful degreasing action and is capable of removing the rust that remains adhered to the fabric .
The best way to use it is to take aluminum foil, dip it in white wine vinegar, and rub it on the stain .
Leave for a few hours and wait for everything to dry. If necessary, repeat the operation.
Then wash the garment as usual. After washing , the stain will be a distant memory!
Among the most effective natural remedies for home cleaning , baking soda dissolves rust , making fabrics shine like never before!
Its use is very simple! Simply take a handful of baking soda and add it to some water .
In fact, you don’t need to dissolve baking soda in water , just moisten it to get a paste-like mixture .
Apply the mixture to the stain and let it act. Once dry, rinse with warm water .
The stain will have completely disappeared.
salt and lemon
A very simple and quick remedy : salt and lemon, combined to absorb and remove any rust stain !
Take fine salt and sprinkle it on the stained part of the fabric .
Then squeeze half a lemon over it, letting the juice penetrate the stained part.
Put the garment in the sun and wait for it to dry. Then wash it normally.
The absorbency of the salt , combined with the degreasing power of the lemon , will make the stain disappear , returning the garment to its original color .
Rust stains on floors
Removing rust stains that form on floors requires attention: you must always take the material into account so as not to damage it.
For marble or wooden floors , avoid using lemon and baking soda, due to their abrasive potential that could damage them.
The best solution in this case is salt , which should be sprinkled on the stain and then moistened with warm water .
The salt must be left on for several hours, almost an entire day, so that it completely absorbs the stain .
After at least 12 hours, rinse.
If the stain persists, repeat the operation.
For ceramic or stoneware floors , the best solution is to use lemon .
Simply spray the rust stain with lemon juice . Its dissolving action will actually dissolve the scale.
After a few hours, with an iron net , scrape off the stain that, thanks to the lemon , will have softened.
Then, rinse with warm water .
Rust stains on tiles
Very often rust stains form on vertical tiles , especially in the bathroom , near the iron pipes of the sink, toilet, shower or bidet.
But it is not uncommon for them to also form on kitchen tiles .
Typically, the same methods used to remove rust from tile are used for floors , but there are other remedies as well .
Molasses is a sugar cane extract that, in addition to being very good, also has degreasing properties .
To use, simply dissolve half a cup in two liters of water.
Next, dip a sponge into the liquid and wipe it over the abrasive side of the tiles.
Rub vigorously (always taking into account the fragility of certain tiles) until the stain disappears .
Finally, rinse with warm water .
A quick and easy remedy !
Take a raw potato and cut it in half. Then rub it on the tiles , on the cut side.
When scrubbing, use force to stick a potato residue on the tile.
Leave this residue for 9/10 hours, then rinse with warm water .
Thanks to its solvent action , the potato will dissolve rust deposits, leaving the tiles clean and shiny.