Whether you’re a parent or just somebody who enjoys the great outdoors, you should really know how to remove grass stains from clothes. Many people believe that it’s just kids and sports stars that end up covered head to toe in mucky grass stains, but even the most careful of us can have an embarrassing slip on some wet grass, leaving a greenish-brown tell-tale mark. So just what is the best way to remove grass stains? You’ll need plenty of clean water and a good quality laundry detergent like Breeze ActivBleach (though we’ll also discuss a few more methods below).
No matter what method of grass stain removal you use, it is always best to test the cleaning product or method on a small, inconspicuous area of the garment, such as the inside of the sleeve or leg, and always follow the advice on the label. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
How to Remove Grass Stains – A Common Starting Point
Whatever method of grass stain removal you choose to use, you’ll need to start with soaking the clothing in cold water – never hot water. Many of us think hot water is better at getting dirty marks out, and while this is true for stains that are oily or greasy, it works in the opposite way for others. Hot water can set the stain into the fabric, so using cold water is the preference here. What soaking does is simply soften the stain, so that it’s more vulnerable to the effects of the cleaning solutions. Here’s what you can use to see great results:
Detergent or Stain Remover
Sometimes, all you need is laundry detergent – no other products required! Using a biological detergent can help treat stains, including grass stains. Simply rub the stain with a small amount of detergent – this pre-treatment will help to loosen the stain. Then, wash your garment as normal. Easy!
Alcohol is a solvent, which helps to lift off the green pigmentation left by the grass. To use, apply a small amount to a clean sponge and dab it across the stain (remember to read the care label and test on a small area first). Don’t wipe or scrub – you’ll spread the dirty mark across more of your clothing or even make it more difficult to remove.Rinse in cold water, and then apply a small amount of liquid detergent (or powdered detergent made into a paste with a little water), massaging it into the clothing, helping it to get deeper into the fabric. Leave to sit for 5 minutes before washing in the machine as normal.