How to Remove Rust Stains from Carpet


carpet stainsBe it light or dark colored carpets, all of them have a very inviting and appealing look. Unfortunately, they also attract a lot of stains. Speaking of stains, when there is a metal furniture placed on the carpet, you are sure to have rust stains. Sadly, it is very difficult to remove rust stains from carpets. However, there are a few home remedies which can be tried at home. These remedies can help you get rid of your rust stains from your precious carpets.

Things You Will Require

  • Butter knife
  • Dish soap
  • Sponge
  • Light-colored towels
  • Ammonia
  • White vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Cream of tartar
  • Rust-removing product.

Steps for Removing Rust Stains from Carpets
Follow these simple steps to get rid of your ugly rust stains:

1. Firstly, either get rid of your rust-stain-causing-metal-furniture from the carpet. Or, you can also consider putting a simple pad or plastic caps, so that the metal legs are kept away from directly contacting the rug.

2. With the help of a butter knife, gently scrape your carpet to get rid of the rust. Make sure you do not damage the fiber of your carpet.

3. Take a damp sponge and put some dish soap onto it. Blot it up on your stained carpet and give some time for it to soak for about 5 minutes. Take a towel and dip it in cool water. Rub the carpet with this towel. If the stain is coming off, keep blotting the carpet with the wet towel.

4. If the stain does not budge, you can try another method. In 2 cups of warm water, mix about a tablespoon of ammonia. Pour this liquid onto the stained area and allow it to sit for about five minutes. Blot the stain again with the wet towel.

5. If the stain is still not coming off, mix salt with lemon juice or vinegar and pour it on the rust stains. Allow it to soak for a couple of hours, follow the same blotting method.

6. If the rust stains are still visible, make a smooth paste of water and tartar and apply it evenly onto your carpet stains. Allow it to soak for a while. Brush off all the dried tartar crumbs. Blot or rinse the stained carpet area with a damp towel.

If none of these home remedies work, use a nice rust removing product. In spite of all these attempts, if the stains are still stubborn, call in a professional to remove rust stains from carpet.


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