Every once in a while, the washer creates a rust stain on clothes. Maybe rust was in the water, or there’s a little rust in the washer drum, or perhaps you left a rusty part in a pants pocket. Now the rust appears as a dark red spot on your pants or that new white sweater.

The quick fix for your rusty stain is Whink Rust Stain Remover. Apply a small amount of liquid Whink to the rust spot, and it will quickly disappear.

Before you treat the fabric, make sure it’s colorfast. Then follow the label directions. Dampen the stain with water and apply a few drops of Whink to the stain. When the stain is gone, rinse the fabric thoroughly with cold water, then machine launders and dry before wearing.

Since this is a powerful chemical, you need to follow the safety precautions on the label. Wear rubber gloves to avoid hand contact, and don’t use Whink with other chemicals. Avoid contact with colored surfaces.

Whink Rust Stain Remover can be purchased at most grocery and hardware stores. A small brown bottle costs just a few dollars and will go a long way.