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How to Remove Rust Stains Caused by Ironing

Watch more Stains & Laundry videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to remove rust stains caused by ironing with this simple fix. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning If your fabric is not machine-washable or color-safe, have it professionally cleaned. Step 1: Scrub Use the scouring pad to remove as much surface rust from your iron as possible. Step 2: Soak fabric in lemon juice If the fabric is machine-washable and color-safe, soak the fabric stain in lemon juice, and leave it in direct sunlight. Don't let the juice dry. Tip You can substitute vinegar for lemon juice, though vinegar takes longer to remove rust stains. Don't substitute chlorine bleach, which can make the stain worse. Step 3: Monitor Monitor the fabric and add lemon juice or vinegar as needed. Step 4: Rinse and repeat Rinse the area with water. If the stain lingers, repeat treatment if needed. Step 5: Remove moisture Remove excess moisture using clean cloths or paper towel. Tip Don't rub the fabric together too vigorously. You could damage it. Step 6: Finish cleaning Examine the item to be sure that the rust stain is gone. Clean it according to the instructions on the label, and iron it with your newly rust-free iron. Did You Know? In the 10th and 11th centuries, the word "rust" was the Old English word for "red."
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