Skip to content
Ask Dr. Laundry

Ask Dr. Laundry

Rust Stains

By Dr. Laundry November 7, 2008

Q. I have a few small rust stains on my white towels, any suggestions?

A. The trick to rust removal is to avoid the stain. Your best chance at removal is using a rust remover product. Summit Instant Rust Out and Whink Rust Remover are two such products. These can usually be found in Home Depot/Lowes or hardware stores. A word of caution: ALWAYS read the label directions and pretest, as they should only be used on whites/colorfast colors (check on hidden color area before using).