Sometimes the minerals, such as iron, in your water can stain your clothing during washing. This is a guide about mineral stains on clothing.
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The water we have coming into our home has rust in it. It is city water. It created orangish spots on our clothes (many friends suffer this same problem). However, the spots appear on browns, grays, and some yellows. They do not appear on reds, pinks, or greens. I have asked every professional and others how to get rid of this and no one has an answer. My washer is new so it is not the problem. Please help me if you can.
By DWNCH from Austin, TX
By Jean Curtis11/16/2009
Go to your local hardware store and buy a product called Iron Out. A cheaper brand of the same product is called Yellow Out. It works. I was a nurse for 12 years and experienced many days of washing my white uniforms only to find them rust stained from when the water- mains in our town were flushed periodically. I was told to use Iron Out/Yellow Out and it worked perfectly.
My favorite pair of shorts turned yellowish-red, because we have too much iron in our water. How can I turn them white again?
By Ebba H.
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Tips for removing rust and mineral deposits from your laundry. Post your ideas.
By Brenda (02/08/2005)
Joan Kaye (02/09/2005)
By Joan Emanuel
To remove rust stains from clothing, saturate the spot(s) with lemon juice and place them in the sun under a paper towel. Repeat as necessary, worked for me after I found rust spots on my Christian Dior and Oscar de la Renta robes, whew. (08/02/2009)