I just love vinegar. I use it whenever I clean my home and make my own DIY cleaners. And for a few months now I have been also using it to remove rust from all sorts of surfaces.
Of course, I will show you exactly how I use it in this article so you can learn how to get rid of rust easily!
How To Remove Rust From Metal?
Start off with soaking the item in vinegar for a few minutes. If the rust is very bad then I recommend you let it sit for 40-60 minutes. You can also add a bit of salt to the vinegar – it will speed up the magic!
Then grab some aluminum foil and start scrubbing the affected areas.
And once you remove the rust, it’s important to neutralize the acid. Do this by mixing one cup of baking soda in a bucket of water then soak the item in there for 10-20 minutes.
Then just rinse the item, dampen a cloth in rubbing alcohol and wipe the areas that had rust on them with it!
How to Remove Rust Stains from Carpets?
I told you that I use vinegar to remove rust from all kinds of surfaces – even a carpet!
Now, start off with scraping up as much rust as possible with a butter knife then vacuum the residue.
Next, pour a bit of white distilled vinegar straight onto the affected area and let it sit for at least 20 minutes before you blot with a cloth.
Let it air-dry then repeat as many times as necessary.
How to Remove Rust from Clothes?
The process is similar to the one I use for a carpet.
Scrape off the rust with a butter knife then shake off the excess. Pour vinegar over the affected area then scrub with a brush (I tend to use old toothbrushes).
Then let the stain soak for an hour or so in vinegar before you rinse with water. Let it air-dry and repeat if necessary.
And finally – wash the clothing item as usual!