House Cleaning Tips

Rust Stains and Chlorine Bleach

Some people try to use chlorine bleach to remove rust stains. This is a mistake. Do not use chlorine bleach to remove rust stains. Chlorine bleach does not remove rust stains.

Effect of chlorine bleach on rust stains

Rust stains and chlorine bleach

Chlorine bleach makes rust stains darker, not removing rust stains. Chlorine bleach or any other type of bleaching agents are oxidizing agents so they oxidizes the rust further. This is the opposite of removing rust stains.

If you use chlorine bleach or other bleaching agents on clothes with rust stains on, the bleach will eat away the fabric leaving you with worse problems.

How to bleach?

When you bleach something, you are removing or lightening its color. A bleach is a chemical that oxidizes that something to change its color.

What is the solution of Chlorine bleach?

Chlorine bleach is a common bleaching agent which is the solution of sodium hypochlorite (NaClO).