How to remove rust stains from clothing

Rust can be a tricky stain, especially if it is not treated while it’s still fresh. So to remove it effectively, it needs to be pre-treated. The most effective solution to remove rust stains is Ariel liquid. Just follow the instructions below and get rid of those pesky rust stains in the 1st go.

Rust on your favourite clothing is a total nightmare, whether you’ve made a mistake by using an old iron on one of your favourites or your garments got their rust stains from a faulty pipe.

Despite the myth, you don’t have to wave goodbye to your favourite clothes because of a few pesky rust stains. With a few effective stain removal tips and a helping hand from Ariel, you can become so laundry savvy that even the toughest stains stand little chance. Ariel's stain remover solution is a game-changer, making rust stains on clothing a thing of the past with its powerful and efficient formula. Watch our step by step guide on how to get rid of rust stains from clothing, or read the instructions below.

Removing rust stains

  • 1

    Remove excess

    To start with, brush the excess rust off with a toothbrush or other soft bristled brush.

  • 2

    Dilute the rust

    Dilute the rust stain by rinsing it under running cold water. The higher the water pressure, the easier it will be to remove any excess stain.

  • 3


    In a plastic bucket, create a soaking solution with 3 tablespoons of baking soda and cold water, and let the garment soak for up to 30 minutes.

  • 4


    Pour Ariel Liquid Detergent directly onto the stain, enough to completely cover the stain. You can pour from either the bottle or the cap.

  • 5


    Without washing off the detergent, place the garment into the washing machine with other items. Leaving the detergent on the stain will boost your wash performance.

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    The cap is also a dosing device. Just fill it with the correct dose of detergent and place it directly into your washing machine drum, on top of the clothes.

  • 7


    Wash with the usual cycle, at the highest indicated temperature. Always make sure to follow the instructions on the garment’s care label.

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    After the wash cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

Effective stain removal on many stains

However, while rust stains may not happen on a daily basis, your clothes are always at risk from tough stains, from that red wine stain to paint, Ariel can help get your garments out of a tight and dirty spot for many tough stains.

Choose Ariel Original Washing Liquid for Ariel’s best yet rust stain removal. Ariel can help tackle many of the toughest stains while still caring for your clothes.