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HOW TO REMOVE RUST STAIN FROM CARPET – METHOD # 1

  1. Upon discovering the rust stain, be sure to remove the source of the rust stain. If the rust stain came from the legs of a piece of furniture, consider moving the furniture to a new place, or placing a darker area rug underneath it to prevent future stains.
  2. Using a butter knife, scrape up any visible rust from the fibers. This scraping motion will initially help remove rust from carpet. Be careful not to rip the carpet fibers as you’re gently scraping.
  3. Pour dish soap onto a sponge. Blot the sponge directly onto the stain and let it soak for about 5 minutes.
  4. Using a white cloth (that you don’t mind disposing of or keeping as a rag) begin to press the rust stain, repeatedly blotting the affected area. The rust stain should gradually transfer directly onto the towel.
  5. If the rust stain still isn’t disappearing, mix 2 cups of warm water with 1 tablespoon of household ammonia.
  6. Pour the ammonia and water mixture directly onto the rust stain. Let this sit for about 5 minutes. Blot the stain with a clean portion of the white cloth.
  7. If the rust stain residue still remains, mix lemon juice, white vinegar and salt together and apply this mixture directly onto the rust stain. Let this sit for a few hours, and then blot with a damp towel. By carrying out the above mentioned steps in order, you won’t have to worry the next time you’re wondering how to get rust out of carpet.
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Lye (Sodium Hydroxide) 2.97 oz
Ounces of liquid 6.63 oz
Total 9.60 oz
OIL & FATS AMOUNT %
Olive Oil - Pure 7.00 oz 33.33%
Palm Oil 7.00 oz 33.33%
Coconut Oil 5.00 oz 23.81%
Shea Butter 2.00 oz 9.52%
Total 21.00 oz 100.00 %
TOTALS AMOUNT
Lye & Liquid 9.60 oz
Oils & Fats 21.00 oz
TOTAL BATCH YIELD 30.60 oz
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On 8/3/2020 at 11:11 AM, jsharr said:

HOW TO REMOVE RUST STAIN FROM CARPET – METHOD # 1

  1. Upon discovering the rust stain, be sure to remove the source of the rust stain. If the rust stain came from the legs of a piece of furniture, consider moving the furniture to a new place, or placing a darker area rug underneath it to prevent future stains.
  2. Using a butter knife, scrape up any visible rust from the fibers. This scraping motion will initially help remove rust from carpet. Be careful not to rip the carpet fibers as you’re gently scraping.
  3. Pour dish soap onto a sponge. Blot the sponge directly onto the stain and let it soak for about 5 minutes.
  4. Using a white cloth (that you don’t mind disposing of or keeping as a rag) begin to press the rust stain, repeatedly blotting the affected area. The rust stain should gradually transfer directly onto the towel.
  5. If the rust stain still isn’t disappearing, mix 2 cups of warm water with 1 tablespoon of household ammonia.
  6. Pour the ammonia and water mixture directly onto the rust stain. Let this sit for about 5 minutes. Blot the stain with a clean portion of the white cloth.
  7. If the rust stain residue still remains, mix lemon juice, white vinegar and salt together and apply this mixture directly onto the rust stain. Let this sit for a few hours, and then blot with a damp towel. By carrying out the above mentioned steps in order, you won’t have to worry the next time you’re wondering how to get rust out of carpet.

It didn't work.  I don't think it made any difference.  There is a discoloration on the carpet where the various liquids soaked though.  I rented a carpet cleaner over the weekend and the discoloration along with the rust is still there.

The is 20 years old.  Even after cleaning the carpet, there are other stains that aren't coming up.  I think is time for a new carpet.

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