How to Remove Rust Stain (Part 2)

This post is a continuation of Part 1 on How to Remove Rust Stain. Lately, in part 1, we have gone through the following:

– Cleaning rust stain on leather

– Removing a rust stain from fabric

We will now cover:

– Removing rust stain from a garment

– Removing rust stain on wood

– Cleaning rust stain on a floor or wall

– Removing a rust stain on a smooth coating

Removing rust stain from a garment

On natural fur

– Rub the stain with a brush and a mixture of lemon juice and salt.

– Complete the stain removers with undiluted washing powder.

– Shake the fur to remove the detergents.

Tip: Natural fur does not like water. In the event of accidental exposure to moisture, roll the fur up without waiting in a towel.

On synthetic fur

Rub the stain with a cloth soaked in lemon juice.

Another effective detergent: sorrel salt.

On wax cloth

– Pour salted lemon juice over the stain.

– Wait several hours.

– If the stain persists:

◦ Dilute glycerin in water.

◦ Rub the mixture over the stain.

◦ Remove with a sponge.

◦ Wipe off with a cloth.

Removing a rust stain on wood

Here’s how to remove a rust stain on the wood.

On white wood

Rub the stain with a wood rust remover on a cloth until it disappears completely.

On waxed wood

– Apply a rustproofing product to a fabric.

– Rub the stain with this fabric.

Note: you will find this type of product in DIY stores and supermarkets.

On painted wood

To remove rust from painted wood, you can buy special rustproofing treatment for wood from the DIY department.

On teak

– Get a rustproofing product for wood in a DIY store.

– Apply the product to the stain with a cloth.

– Clean the area with a damp cloth.

– Scrub the wood sufficiently to polish it with a cloth soaked in linseed oil.

Cleaning a rust stain on a floor or wall

A rust stain on a floor or a wall? Here’s how to remove it.

On sisal

Sisal must not be in contact with moisture. Rust stains are indelible.

On carpeting

– Sprinkle the stain with salt.

– Pour lemon juice.

– Add washing powder.

– Polish the stain with a brush.

– Wash with a little water.

– Dry with a hairdryer.

On lino

Dab the stain with a cloth impregnated with turpentine.

On tile flooring

– Apply lemon juice and sea salt to the stain.

– Leave it on for a few minutes.

– Sponge.

On cement or concrete

To remove oxidation from a concrete floor, it must be scrubbed with 10% diluted oxalic acid.

On terracotta or bricks

Buy a rustproofing product in a DIY store.

On wallpaper

– Start by removing the cause of the rust (it may be a rusty board screw, for example).

– If the wallpaper is washable: dab the stain with a cotton pad soaked in lemon juice and salt.

– If the wallpaper is not washable: try to erase the stain with a bread crumb.

– If the stain resists, replace the stained paper.

Removing a rust stain on smooth coating

To remove a rust stain on a smooth surface, you may have to use dangerous products such as hydrochloric acid. Protect your hands with gloves, and do not breathe the vapours!

On plastic or rubber

A rust stain on plastic disappears on contact with cotton impregnated with hydrochloric acid.

Another effective detergent is lemon with fine salt.

On glass and crystal

– Scrub with a damp sponge.

– If necessary, add hydrogen peroxide.

On a glass pane, apply with a cloth a furnace stripper.

On ceramics, earthenware or porcelain

A rust stain on earthenware is removed when it is rubbed with a cloth impregnated with oxalic acid.

On enamel

If your enamel sink, for example, is oxidized, proceed as follows:

– Thoroughly wipe the surface to be cleaned.

– Pour a little hydrochloric acid on the stain.

Other effective detergents: scouring powder with added bleach, a car polish.

Caution: do not leave water in your sink when staining.

The rest of the other good ideas to remove rust stain will continue in the last part of this publication. Stay posted, and don’t forget to comment and share!

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