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Various Processes to Clean Rust Stain from Clothes and Surface Areas

Stain: A stain means discolouration which can be clearly different from the surface, material or medium it is found on. It can be caused by chemical or physical contact of two different materials. Sometimes accidental … Read More

Stain: A stain means discolouration which can be clearly different from the surface, material or medium it is found on. It can be caused by chemical or physical contact of two different materials. Sometimes accidental staining transfers a material that appears used or degraded to permanently unclean.

Rust: Rust is a chemical form which consists of hydrous iron(III) oxides and iron(III) oxide hydroxide and typically associated with refined iron. In precise rust is an iron oxide, usually reddish-brown due to the chemical reaction of iron and oxygen.

Cleaning of rust stain from clothes:

How to clean rust stain from the cloth by using various methods:

By using Baking Soda

  1. To begin with, brush the excess rust off with a toothbrush or any soft bristles.
  2. Dilute the rust under a heavy flow cold running water so that any excess stain can be removed. The higher the water pressure the better it will be.
  3. Prepare a solution by mixing with 3 tablespoons of baking soda and cold water; soak the material in this prepared solution for 30 mins.
  4. After 30 mins take out the material from the solution and rinse out the excess water.
  5. Add detergent base solution in water and wash the cloth with this.
  6. Again clean with the cold water and make it dry.

Rust stain removal with vinegar

  1. Pour a little amount of white vinegar on the stain and spread evenly.
  2. Let it sit for a while.
  3. Blot the spot with a towel.
  4. Lay the material in the sun until it dries and rust stain starts fading.
  5. After that wash with the choice of normal detergent

Remove rust stains from Toilet, Tubs and Sinks:

Rust stains on a porcelain or enamelled cast iron sink, toilet, tub can happen so easily. Strong iron hard water dries onto the surfaces and left a stain mark on them.

Following some of the methods to go to remove the stain:

  1. Bar Keepers Friend both powder or liquid form which contain mineral feldspar, sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate will safely remove all the rust stains. However, you have to take precautions and need to wear gloves before using this.
  2. Shaw’s pads is a chemical-free approach to remove rust stain by simply wet the pad and scrub stains away.

3.Pumice stick work on porcelain very well.

  1. Zud scouring cleanser contain oxalic acid and a potent combination of abrasives made up of finely ground quartz and pumice to zap rust stains on contact. Available in both liquid and powder form which dissolve with rust stains and can be used on copper, brass, iron, Chromium etc.

Some of the non chemical solutions are:

  1. White vinegar and baking soda: if the stains on porcelain or stainless steel then spray some vinegar directly on the stain and sprinkle some baking soda onto it. Scrub this with a ball of aluminium foil.
  2. Salt and lime: sprinkle some salt on the stain and then add the lemon juice, keep it for 2-3 hrs. Then scrub to remove this.

The term floorings mean the lower surface of any building and these have many varieties. For example-wood, cement, marble etc. Different floors require the different maintenance and different agents to clean the floor. Removing stains from different floor also require different agents to clean.

Below are examples of how to remove stains from floors:

If you are worried about how to remove stains from floor, then you have to think about it in two different ways – 1) the Mops you use for different types of floor and 2) Solutions that you used for various floor

Mops to be used on Various Floor Cleaning:

Different mops have been used for various stains and different floor cleaning which are given below:

  1. Flat mops- These flat head mops are basically used for daily cleaning specially corner dust but removing sticky food particles from the floor will be difficult.
  2. Sponge mops– These sponge headed mops can clean juice, soups, cereals and easy to scrub away a spot of dirt or stain.
  3. String mops-This string mops can be used to remove the stain by using detergent solution.
  4. Strip mops-strip mops can also remove the stain with detergent solution.
  5. Steam mops-are electrical mops that emit steam to clean the gunk from floors. This type of mop works on hard floors, carpets, cabinet and tiled walls.
  6. Spin mops- These spin mops to get out stubborn stains without scrubbing super hard.

Cleaning Solutions for different types of floor:

Wooden floor-Mix vinegar and water, 1 tbsp. each. Dip a clean sponge in this solution, soak it for 5 minutes then wipe with a dry cloth.

Removing stain from tiles floor

Blood:  Use a soft cloth after dipping it in hydrogen peroxide solution or diluted bleach and dab the stain.

Coffee, tea, or juice: Wash the stain with a mild detergent and hot water and then blot with hydrogen peroxide or diluted bleach.

Removing stains from a hard surface:

Wet a cloth in a mild soap solution or non-ammonia based window cleaner. Wipe the stained with this cloth in a circular motion until thoroughly removed. Rinse and dry with a cloth.

Remove stains from a concrete floor: for the stubborn mark on the concrete floor mix flour and hydrogen peroxide into a paste consistency. Spread it over the stained area. Keep it overnight. Then, scrape with a plastic-edged scraper tool.

Remove stain from a white surface: prepare a paste form by mixing baking soda and water. Apply the paste to the stain and let sit for five minutes, and then rinse off with a soft cloth. Don’t scrub as it is mildly abrasive. Repeat if necessary.

Remove stain from marble floor: Mix 3 tablespoons baking soda and a squirt of dishwashing liquid to 1 quarter of warm water. Soak a sponge in the detergent solution and scrub the floor. Then clean with a dry cloth. Don’t use vinegar as its acidic that will destroy the floor surface.

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