When a metallic material has been in contact with water for too long, rust appears leaving a particularly stubborn red spot. Here are our time-honored ways to get rid of it effectively.
How to clean a rust stain on a fabric chair or sofa?
It is not particularly necessary to use a commercial rust remover to get rid of the rust staining your furniture. There are simple but effective time-proven tricks!
If rust has stained a synthetic fabric, pour lemon juice directly on the stain. If it is cotton, dilute salt in lemon juice before rubbing the rust. If the rust is on linen or wool, place the material over a source of steam before rubbing the stain with a little lemon juice. Then wash the surface by hand to complete the cleaning.
Clean a rust stain on a leather furniture
Leather is a delicate material, particularly susceptible to rust stains. To clean stained leather, lemon juice with added salt is again an effective rust remover. After dabbing the stain with this mixture of salt and lemon, put a little washing powder on it, then rub gently until all traces of rust disappear. Once the stain is removed, all you have to do is rinse the stain with small amounts of water. Remember to dry quickly so as not to damage the leather. It is also possible to remove the rust stain by rubbing it with half an onion.
Simple tips for removing rust from the floor
The method of rust removing basically depends on the type of material you have. If it is a tiled floor, the rust can be removed using a mixture of lemon juice and salt. It is important to respect a rest time of about a quarter of an hour to give the product time to act before blotting.
Turpentine oil is effective in loosening a linoleum floor. This product is applied to the stain using a clean cloth. Be careful, if your floor is made of wood, commercially available rustproofing becomes essential.
To remove rust from metal, consider the type of metal involved. If the object is copper, immerse it in a mixture of lukewarm red wine, cola, coarse salt and diluted chicory. Then rub the stain with an abrasive sponge soaked with endeavor. Then wash the object with clear water and dry it.
If the object is stainless steel, just sprinkle the stain with a little salt and then rub it with a sponge soaked in lemon juice. A mixture of lemon juice and fine salt is also effective in removing rust from plastic or rubber objects.