A woman who was driven to her wits’ end trying to rid her white clothing of unsightly orange stains says she’s finally found a ‘game changer’ product that works like a charm
Getting white clothing sparkling once more is no easy feat, especially when you’ve got grim orange stains to contend with.
Like many busy mums, cleaning fan Bernadette had tried all sorts of household potions to get ‘orange’ marks out of white t-shirts, from bicarbonate of soda to Napisan. Nothing quite did the trick, and Bernadette began to reconcile with the unfortunate fact that she might just have to cut her losses and chuck her orange-tinted whites.
That was until she was recommended a surprising stain-busting solution that she now swears by – leaving her tops as good as new.
Taking to a popular Facebook group for cleaning hacks with a pic of the presumably ruined tops, a despairing Bernadette wrote: “Alright friends I need help… Chloe uses Cancer Council Sunscreen and it leaves these orange stains. I have soaked in bi-carb soda, then tried vanish soak, Vanish spray, Napisan, vinegar, spot bleach, Rinse Aid [and] dishwasher tablets. What is the answer to bring these back to white? There are three shirts to be rescued.”
Fellow cleaning buffs came forward with their tried and trusted tips, from shaving cream to denture tablets, but one particularly unusual ingredient proved to be the winner – rust remover. Updating group members on her success, Bernadette revealed: “Thought I would share, I’m delighted something has finally worked.”
As per the Clorox website, if you can’t work out why orange marks have cropped up on your clothing, then this could well be rust picked up from your washing machine, meaning rust remover could well be just the ticket. You will however need to be careful when handling rust remover, which contains very strong acids, and a thick pair of rubber gloves is an absolute must.
According to instructions given by Clorox: “First, test for colorfastness. Apply a drop of the product to dampen a hidden area and wait a few minutes before rinsing with water. No colour change means the item is colourfast. To remove stains, dampen the stained area with water first, then apply the rust remover product. When the stain is no longer visible, rinse with clean water and then machine wash as directed on the care label. Allow the item to air dry.”
You can pick up a 125 ml bottle of Rustins Rust Remover from Toolstation for £4.40.
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