This miracle ingredient is something you already have at home
Accidents happen. If you put your wet clothes or shoes on a rusty drying rack, this will surely lead to a brownish red stain. Such a shame for your blouse or suede boots. Thankfully, there are a few ways to get rust stains out of your shoes and clothes. These five tips will make the stains disappear like snow in the sun.
1. Lemon and salt
Ugh, rust stain on your white button-up? Don’t panic, a lemon and a bit of salt can easily get rid of the stain. Squeeze the juice half of a lemon over the stain, throw some salt on top, and let it sit for a while. Next, it’s time to rinse out the clothes. You can do this in the sink or in a bucket and then put it in the washing machine. Once the washing machine is done there’s a big chance you won’t even be able to see where it was! Pay attention: this tip works best on light colored or white material. For colored clothes or leather shoes you should try one of the following tips.
If you don’t have any lemons at home but you do have vinegar, this can also work wonders for rust stains on light colored clothes and shoes. Mix a bit of salt and a few tablespoons of vinegar and put the mixture on the stain. Scrub it well with an old toothbrush and let it sit for half an hour. Put the clothing or shoes in the washing machine afterwards. This trick also works best for lightly colored clothing and shoes.
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