Follow these steps to remove iron and rust stains from washable fibers such as such as Acrylic Fabric, Modacrylic, Nylon, Olefin, or Polyester:
- Apply lemon juice to the stain, but do not let it dry.
- Rinse thoroughly with water.
- If possible, launder.
If laundering is not possible and the stain remains, try these steps:
- Test a fabric-safe rust remover, such as Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser & Polish, then apply according to package directions.
- After using, flush (the method of applying stain remover to loosen staining material and residue from stain removers) the area with cool water and launder as soon as possible. Caution: Be careful not to spill other brands of rust remover on porcelain or enamel finishes (like those on washing machines), as these products can ruin the finish.