How to get rid of grass stains and get your clothes back to looking new

Cleaning grass stains is undoubtedly one of the most challenging tasks regarding laundry. Grass stains are stubborn and latch right onto light fabrics. You have probably heard so many methods for cleaning such stains. However, you can never be sure which ones actually work. Of course, you should use a suitable method depending on the material you are cleaning. In this article, we will share some efficient tips for removing grass stains from shoes, jeans, and clothing. Even professional cleaners are using these methods.

Cleaning grass stains
There is no magic spell that will all of sudden remove the grass stains from your clothing. In order to get rid of such a mess, you will need to use the correct products and have a suitable approach. The first thing you should understand is the type of stains that grass leaves. Generally, grass is a protein and organic matter. Therefore, it is best by starting with soaking the clothes in cold water before attempting to clean them. Once the fabric is thoroughly saturated with water, you can begin cleaning it. Use a cleaning agent and scrub the stain away. There are many solvents that can rid you of grass stains (vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and even bleach). It is best to start with the least harsh method and work your way towards stronger products. Keep in mind that bleach may damage some fabrics so be cautious when using it.

The fabric and garment you are attempting to clean will determine the solution you should use.

Cleaning grass stains from shoes

If you have kids or family members that are regularly involved in sports, you probably need to clean grass stains from shoes quite often. Here is how to clean white shoes and get rid of grass stains found on them: You will need an old toothbrush, water, laundry detergent, white vinegar, and toothpaste.

  1. Use a damp cloth to wet the stain and remove any solids, dirt, and debris from the shoes.
  2. Mix three parts water and one part laundry detergent and apply the solution to the stain.
  3. Use a toothbrush to scrub the stained area gently.
  4. If you are still seeing green, add a few drops of white distilled vinegar to the area of the stain.
  5. Finally, use a dry clean cloth to remove excess moisture and the rest of the stain.

Cleaning grass stains from jeans

If you got your favorite pair of jeans stained with grass, you will certainly be annoyed. Waste no time looking for a cleaning solution. The cleaning of the grass stain is possible. It might be easier or harder, depending on how long the stain sat in. However, if the blemish is fresh, there is a very easy way to get rid of it.
Generously wet your jeans with rubbing alcohol. Use a cotton swab or a sponge. Let it air dry and as soon as that happens, rinse it with cool water. Apply a small amount of laundry detergent to the stained area and rub it for at least five minutes. rinse the fabric with cold water and let it air dry. Repeat these steps if needed and when the stain is gone, laundry your jeans as usual.

If the stain has been on your jeans for a while, you may need to use some unusual tools and extra effort. In fact, toothpaste is great for removing those old grass stains from your jeans. Apply a small amount of toothpaste on the stain and rub it in. You may need to repeat this step a few times until the stain is completely gone.

Cleaning grass stains from clothes

Here is how you can remove grass stains from t-shirts, khakis, and pretty much all everyday garments.

  1. Soak the piece of clothing for fifteen minutes in a solution of two parts water and one part distilled white vinegar.
  2. Take a clean white rag and gently dab the stained area.
  3. Wash the stained garment in the laundry with an enzyme-based laundry detergent. The enzymes in the product will help lift the stain from the fabric.

You may need to repeat the steps above until the stain is completely gone.

Cleaning set-in grass stains

If you are going through a pile of dirty clothes and find one with some set-in grass stains, you may wonder how to remove them. Follow these tips to remove them efficiently.

  1. Make a solution of two parts hydrogen peroxide and one part liquid dish soap. Mix this in a spray bottle and shake it well to combine.
  2. Spray the cleaning mixture on the stained area and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
  3. Place the garment in a sink filled with warm water and one cup of all-fabric bleach. Let it sit for at least 3 hours (overnight is best).
  4. When done, place the garment in your washing machine and run a regular cycle with laundry detergent.
  5. During the rinse cycle, add a cup of distilled white vinegar to brighten and soften the fabric. Air dry the clothes.