How to Quickly Remove Rust Stains From a Carpet

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There is any number of ways that rust can begin to form on your carpeting, prime among them some kind of exposure to moisture. When you do spot rust stains in your carpeting, you should make an effort to remove them as soon as possible, because the longer a stain has to become embedded in the carpet, the more difficult it will be to remove it.

Also, for aesthetic reasons, you won’t want stains lingering in your carpeting for others to see. When you’re thinking about methods to go about rust stain removal, there are a couple of different ways you could go. You could take the professional approach and use what the pros use when trying to eliminate rust stains, or you could try some popular home remedies which have proved at least moderately effective in rust stain removal. Both procedures are described below, and you can choose the one which best fits your circumstances.

Use Magica

One of the best rust removal products on the market today for removing rust stains from your carpet is called Magica Rust Remover, and even though it packs a powerful punch when cleaning out rust, it’s still formulated so as to be very gentle on all surfaces where it’s used. Because it contains no harsh acids or abrasives, it does no damage at all to delicate surfaces, but it’s still able to remove rust wherever it’s encountered. 

This is a product that is used extensively in a number of professional applications such as automotive restoration, maintenance, manufacturing, construction, and various marine applications as well. Because it’s safe to use on any surface, it has quickly become an industry standard for the elimination of oxidation and discolouration. A number of boaters use Magica Rust Remover to keep the hulls of their boats free from rust and discolouring, because it does no harm whatsoever to the hull, while completely eliminating unsightly rust stains.

It has also been used by building maintenance professionals to clean off vinyl siding and to ensure that pipes remain free of rust as they transport fluids throughout a number of different systems. If you haven’t guessed about the name of this product, it acquired its name because it truly does remove all signs of rust, just like magic. For removing rust stains from your carpet with Magica, there are two versions of the product which might prove very useful, depending on your situation.

Since the product comes in gel form, in spray bottle form, and in gallon container form, you can use any one of these in order to clean off your carpet rust stains. However, for the sake of convenience and usability, either the spray bottle or the gel form container would probably be the easiest to use for this type of project. However, you administer the Magica product, allow it to soak into the fibres of your carpet wherever rust stains are present for about 10 minutes.

After that time has gone by, rinse away all the rust and the Magica with some warm water, and you should see the rust stains completely dissolved and gone, by the time your carpet dries out. It really couldn’t get any easier than this when you’re trying to restore your carpet to its original condition, so whenever you’re faced with tough stains in your carpeting, remember the product which fights like a lion, but as gentle as a lamb on your carpet.

Home Remedies

In addition to using the Magica product to effectively remove rust stains from your carpet, there are a couple of home remedies you might also want to try when Magica is not available for some reason. The first of these methods is extremely simple both in materials and in execution and simply calls for using a generous amount of lemon juice in tandem with some salt. All you have to do is apply both of these to individual rust stains on your carpet, and let it sit for a few minutes so that it can soak in, and begin to dissolve the rust.

After it has sat for approximately 10 minutes, you should be able to pour hot water right on the spot where there used to be rust and see the rust stains disappear. If this message should fail to achieve the results you’re looking for, there’s another approach you can try. With this method, take a butter knife and scrape visible signs of rust out of the rug fibres, being very careful not to damage the carpet itself while you’re doing so.

Then you can pour some dish soap into a sponge and use the sponge to blot any rust stains in your carpet, after which you can let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Then using a clean rag, you should blot directly down on the rust stain, and it should be transferred into the rag. If that fails to completely remove the rust, you can mix 2 cups of warm water and approximately 1 tablespoon of ordinary ammonia, and pour the mixture directly on any rust stains you have.

After this has sat for about 10 minutes, you should be able to blot the stain away with a clean rag. If even this method fails to completely remove the rust stain, you can get really serious and combine lemon juice, salt, and white vinegar in a small bucket, and then daub this mixture right onto the rust stain. After this has had a chance to soak in for an hour or so, you should be able to blot out anything leftover with a damp towel or rag.

Make sure to do these three steps in order, because each one is a little bit more intense than the one before, and you only want to get as serious as you have to one addressing rust stains.

Get Rust Out Now

When rust stains begin to accumulate in your carpeting, you’ll have a couple of options that you can use to remove those rust stains. Some people prefer to try home remedies first, simply as a way of saving money, and if this is your preference, you can follow the methods outlined above. If you want to get serious right away with those rust stains, you can use Magica Rust Remover, which will blow away all traces of rust in your carpeting, without damaging the fibres themselves at all.