How to remove rust stains from clothes

How to remove rust stains from clothes

Rust can be a tricky stain, especially if it is not treated while it’s still fresh. So to remove it effectively, it needs to be pre-treated. One of the most effective solution to remove rust stains is Ariel powder. Just follow the instructions below and get rid of those pesky iron stains in the 1st go.

Rust stain removal in 7 steps

  • 1

    Remove excess

    To start with, brush the excess rust off with a toothbrush or other soft bristled brush. 

    Remove excess
  • 2

    Dilute the rust

    Dilute the rust stain by rinsing it under running cold water. The higher the water pressure, the easier it will be to remove any excess stain. 

  • 3


    In a plastic bucket, create a soaking solution with 3 tablespoons of baking soda and cold water, and let the garment soak for up to 30 minutes.

  • 4

    Preparing for wash

    Gently wring out the excess water before adding it to your wash with similar items.

    Preparing to wash
  • 5


    Add detergent based on the instructions on your pack. Choose Ariel Matic for Ariel’s best rust stain removal yet. Ariel Matic is now available for front and top load machines. If you own semi automatic washing machine, choose simple Ariel Complete Washing Powder.

  • 6


    Load your garment into the washing machine with other, similar items and wash on your usual cycle, at the highest temperature shown on the care label.

  • 7


    After the wash cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

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Rust stain removal with vinegar and detergent

If you’ve got a seriously bad rust stain emergency on your hand, consider using this alternative rust stain removal technique:

  1. Lay the garment on a flat surface

  2. Pour a small amount of white vinegar (one of nature’s top rust stain removers) onto the stain and spread it evenly

  3. Let it sit for a few minutes

  4. Blot the spot with a clean white towel

  5. Lay the garment in the sun until it dries and the stain begins to fade

  6. Wash as usual with your choice of Ariel detergent

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FAQs on how to remove rust stains from clothes

If the above guide didn’t answer all your rust-related questions, our FAQ section will most definitely will!

Effective stain removal on many stains

While rust stains may not happen on a daily basis, your clothes are always at risk from stains. But don’t worry, Ariel can help get your garments out of a tight and dirty spot for many tough stains, from spilled red wine to paint.