Clothes make a man. Whether at work or a social gathering, you will be judged by what you’re wearing. Now obviously, we all try and look our best. We go shopping, we buy expensive clothes, but the wrinkles are something we can’t avoid. These wrinkles are especially prominent in naturally made pieces of clothes, like cotton. After every wash, your clothes may get wrinkled and will need to be ironed out.
Well, the iron will come to our rescue. But over time, its surface will blacken up, and it will need to be replaced. Want to avoid that? Here’s what you can remove the black stains from an iron.
Things you’ll need to remove black stains from iron:
- Baking soda
- Salt and paper
- Cotton swabs
- Nail paint remover
- Piece of rag
Mix 3 parts baking soda, and 1 part water, together to form a paste. Apply this on the blackened area of your iron and leave it on for some time.
Don’t let the paste get into the iron’s steam holes, just the surface which gets heated. Now wipe it off clean; the majority of the stain should come off.
That took care of the surface, but now let’s talk about the steam holes. Dip a cotton swab in vinegar, and insert it into the holes. Gently scrub and rub away any dirt or grime for a clean iron surface.
Don’t have baking soda? No worries.
Get some salt and spread it on a large piece of paper. Now turn the iron on, and run it over the salt. The heat and the salt should take the dirt and blackened stains away. Some of the salt may have gotten into the steam holes; take them out with a cotton swab.
Another easy-to-do solution would be the removal of stains with nail paint remover. Dip a small piece of rag in some nail paint remover and wipe it on the iron. Repeat if not clean.
Do the same with a cotton swab for the steam holes.
Now while these solutions work, they’re not going to renew your iron completely. Not-to-mention they can be time-consuming or messy.
Well, here’s a much easier solution that guarantees the removal of all stains. Spray some WD-40 on the iron; with a rag, wipe the iron clean. Use a cotton swab to clean the holes out.
You may repeat these processes every time you clean out your iron to make it long-lasting. The blackening and the stains will have an impact on the heating otherwise. Be sure to pay attention to the steam holes as well.