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Rust Stains on White Linen Tablecloth

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By Wayne

My Laundry Question

How do I remove a small rust stain from a linen tablecloth, white in color.

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Unknown. Been packed away for several years. I have not tried to remove the stain because I was afraid I might use something that would do more harm than good. It has been stored in a box, dry and not subjected to light, heat or any other outside elements. Any

Help you can give will be appreciated. Thank you very much n

Lessons Learned

  • I have not tried to remove the stain because I did not want to risk further damage to the material. I hope this information will help you solve my problem.

Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry & Laundry Rooms, says:

Before I share how to remove a rust stain, are you really sure it is rust on your tablecloth? Was there anything metallic in the box that could cause a rust stain? If you are sure it is rust, follow these tips.

If not, it is probably a food stain that has turned a rusty brown color. To remove the "age" stains safely, follow these tips.

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