Rust is characterised by dark orange stains and usually affects metal objects that have come into contact with moisture. Left untreated, rust weakens the metal it attaches itself to and can easily transfer from a metal appliance to clothing or linens, causing permanent stains.
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Salt and Lime
For a natural rust remover, sprinkle 1 tsp of salt on the rust, and cover it with lime juice. Allow the mixture to sit for at least two hours, and scrub the stain until it is gone. You can use salt and lime on any surface, but it is especially effective on fabrics and household appliances.
Rover Rust Remover is a professional-grade product designed to remove rust from household or professional appliances.
Whink Products Company designs a variety of rust removal products for household use, including products specifically designed for appliances and delicate fabrics. Whink's Rust Stain Remover is for use in bathrooms or sinks. Rust Oxy Stain Remover is designed to pull rust from fabric, concrete, boats and household dishes.
Use Calgon when rust has affected your water. Calgon is a water softener that also acts as a rust removing agent in wash water. Open the Calgon box and use the included scooper to place the Calgon in your dishwasher detergent dispenser. Run the dishwasher as you would normally, and the Calgon will prevent rust from attaching to your dishes.
Cream of Tartar
For rust fabric stains, the University of Missouri recommends boiling 4 tsp of cream of tartar sauce in 1 pt. of water. Wash the fabric with the mixture and rinse well.
Boeshield Rust Free
Spray Boshield Rust Free onto metal surfaces, and wipe off. Rinse the metal area thoroughly after removing the rust.
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