A man in rust-stained work clothes

How to Remove Rust Stains

No one likes rust, and even less so when it gets on your clothes.

Fortunately, all is not lost if you follow these tips to get rid of rust stains with Tide in a few easy steps.

Step 1

Remove Excess

Brush the excess stain off the surface of the fabric before rinsing under cold, running water.

Brush off any excess from the garment
Step 2


Using a plastic bucket, create a soak solution by adding 3 tablespoons of baking soda per 4 litres of cold water. Allow the garment to soak for up to 5 minutes, weighting the item with a white towel to keep it totally submerged.

Create a soaking solution with baking soda
Step 3


You can also use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of Tide HE Turbo Clean Liquid detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of Tide laundry detergent, and pour it into the laundry detergent dispenser if you have an HE washing machine, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a non-HE washing machine.

Step 4


Without rinsing off the laundry detergent, place the garment into the washer with other items. Leaving the laundry detergent on the stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.

Load the garment into the washer
Step 5


Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated. Always check the instructions on the garment’s care label.

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Wash on the usual cycle
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Step 6


When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately. If the stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before tossing in the dryer, as drying will set the stain.

Unload when the cycle is complete