How to Use Natural Rust treatment on Fabrics

Rust can be anywhere that is why rust removers also come in different forms. There are those made specifically for rust removal from cement while others are for metals or fabrics only. Getting yourself aware of these variations is one step of making rust removal processes work.

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Among the materials that can be easily damaged by rust are fabrics. These can be in the form of carpets, curtains or clothing’s with the most prominent characteristic of being delicate. This delicate property makes it very important to be accurate in applying rust treatment. Apart from that, this also calls for a milder rust removal technique.

Relatively, there can be no other milder rust treatment than by using organic rust removers. Though there are already a number of commercially available rust removers claiming to be gentle in fabrics, the thing is they are still using chemical ingredients which can sometimes cause irreparable damage as a price of a small mistake.

With organic rust removers, this kind of damage is minimized. Plus, the use of it also helps the environment by decreasing the chemical released.

Here is the step by step process of using organic or household ingredients as rust removers on fabrics:

– Rust Removal for Carpets

Carpets get easily damped. Laid on the floor, it locks moister causing the legs of metal furniture to form rust. Because of the direct contact, carpets are then easily rust stained.

  • Clean the carpet surface to remove dust and rust
  • Cut a lemon in half and squeeze its juice on the affected spot
  • Let the juice dry on the affected area
  • Blot the dried lemon juice using a white towel
  • Wash the carpet
  • If the rust stain remains, repeat the process

– Rust Removal for Clothing

There are two ways of removing rust from clothes. The first one uses lemon juice and the other uses a mixture of salt and cream of tartar. Before applying any of the two processes, make sure to read first the washing instruction of the garment to avoid destroying it.

– Using Lemon Juice

  • Put the garment on top of a towel in a flat surface
  • Squeeze a good amount of lemon juice on the rusted area
  • Dry the clothing in direct sunlight. If the washing instruction says it should not be put directly under the sunlight, simply dry it on a shade.
  • Wash the garment as usual
  • Repeat the process if the stain remains

– Using salt and cream of tartar

  • Mix salt and cream of tartar of the same amount
  • Lay the garment on top of a towel in a flat surface
  • Apply a mixture on the stained area
  • Let it dry
  • Wash the clothing
  • Repeat the process if the stain remains

– Rust Removal for Curtains

Rust stains can get into curtains via siding or metal frames on windows or doors. Rust Removal for clothing and curtains are the same. Simply repeat the process you performed in removing rust on garments using lemon juice and mixture of salt and cream of tartar.

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