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I stumbled across a really effective means of removing old rust stains from fabric! Web search suggested lemon juice & salt & leave in the sun, repeating till stain gone, but i had no lemons & overcast weather. Pantry search yielded citric acid . . . so moistened the fabric, sprinkled stain with citric acid & left in the “sun” for a couple of hours – stains totally gone!!
Good thinking Watson 😆 Must remember that one :tup:
Wow, that’s impressive – will remember when I ever come across some fabric with rust stains! 😆
I should make my own folder with all those home remedies! :geek:
oohh goody!! My old clothes horse has put rust stains on a few items – thanks for the tip :clap:
Wonder if this would work on vintage linens?
Might give it a go, nothing to lose.
Wow, what clever thinking bplum. I’ll keep that in mind for future reference.
Does it only work on whites.
Dry Cleaners use phosphoric acid to remove rust stains from clothes and if you keep a bottle of it handy it’s also used for resolving rust on vehicles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphoric_acid
Does it only work on whites?
It wasnt a white garment i tried it on – it was a colored pair of shorts with a sewn in bucklel, & rust had discoloured the multicoloured waistband & left a big mark on the beige front.