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No matter what you spilled on your clothes or furnishings, we can tell you how to get it out.
You Will Need
- Plastic spatula or scraper
- Warm white vinegar or lemon juice
- Old toothbrush
- Clean rags
- Warm water
Scrape residue off
Scrape rust particles off the surface of the carpet or clothing with a plastic spatula or scraper.
Vacuum or shake out
Vacuum your carpet or shake out the garment to remove any debris, dust, or hair.
Saturate rust spot with vinegar or lemon
Saturate the rust spot with warm vinegar or lemon juice. Scrub the vinegar into the stain with a toothbrush and let sit five minutes for carpet or one hour for clothing.
Pat dry and air out
Pat the spot dry with clean rags and allow to dry thoroughly.
Rinse with water
Rinse the spot with warm water and pat dry with clean rags. Allow to dry completely.
Vacuum or wash
Vacuum the carpet or wash your clothing as usual and keep clear of that devilish rust in the future.