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Getting Out Grass Stains

Jun 18, 2009

You know these stains well. Their green, they smell like the lawn, and they’re the result of a great game or a tumble

Stain Fighting Tips for Laundry Day

Stain Fighting Tips for Laundry Day

down the hill. Grass stains are a part of life, but just because they get on your clothes doesn’t mean you still can’t go out and play. Getting rid of grass stains can be easy and effective and for every stain, there is a solution. So don’t worry. You can easily get it out and get those play clothes ready for more action.

First, apply a prewash treatment product to your stain and let sit for about 15 minutes. For a more natural approach, you can use a solution made up of one part white vinegar to two parts water. Use a toothbrush to work the liquid into the area. Finish with a quick wash using an enzyme detergent, which breaks down proteins and lifts the stain from your garment. For nonwashables, apply a store-bought stain fighter like Shout or Zout and let sit for about 15 minutes. Next, use an eyedropper and vinegar to remove any remaining color. Finally, flush the area thoroughly with cool water.

Sounds easy, right? Give it a try on your next load of laundry.

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17 Responses to “Getting Out Grass Stains”

  1. Margosha - February 4th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    If you utilize a liquid or powder detergent then you should use one that also contains enzymes and the proven grass stain killer, bleach. A great choice would be Tide Powder with bleach. Tide not only contains unique cleaning solvents but combines them with bleach and special enzymes that make them true grass stain fighters. To really make this method work, you should take the detergent and place it directly on the grass stain and scrub, scrub, scrub like you’ve never scrubbed before. Then, let the detergent sit for about 10-15 minutes and then wash the item as normal. If the stain isn’t immediately banished, you can repeat the entire process until the grass stain is history.

  2. ganesh kumar - June 2nd, 2010 at 3:06 am

    Brilliant idea!
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  3. ganesh kumar - June 3rd, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Fantastic piece. I’ll be passing it around. Hope to read more from you.
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  4. Detergent Man - June 29th, 2010 at 1:51 am

    Hi! I Love You site. Thank you!

  5. Isabella - January 6th, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Just what I needed! Thanks for the tip.

  6. Pantone Swatches - February 18th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Great thanks!! Somebody told me that shampoo is another remedy for impossible-to-get-out stains.

  7. Karate Schools Santa Monica - March 29th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I like the smell of grass, just not on my clothes. I unfortunately forget to stain treat most of them by the time the wash comes along and don’t have time to treat them. Would it still be effective if you pre-treat the stain before you put it in the hamper?

  8. Molly - March 31st, 2011 at 5:37 am

    Definitely! Pretreating a stain as soon as it happens is the most effective.

  9. nik@ belvedere books - April 13th, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Thanks for the suggestions! My sons play soccer and I always end up buying them new white crew neck shirts. However, I’m sure everyone is aware of this horrible economy. My boyfriend’s mom told me about this stain remover that they get from their corner store that’s safe for both whites and colors, and it worked beautifully. I’m unsure of the same, but I’ll post another comment with it once I wash again.

  10. mydriaisis - April 24th, 2011 at 10:18 am

    WoW!!….I love it!…..so natural….great work..thanks for sharing….

  11. Dentist West Hollywood - July 5th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Great tip! I’ll try this out because I have several grass stains on my favorite jeans that ended up being my least favorite. Thanks!

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  13. Water Pump - September 26th, 2011 at 1:12 am

    My kids get a lot of those…and I quite agree, treating the stain as early as possible really helps. I do it with lukewarm water.

  14. Bea@Artificial Lawn - September 30th, 2011 at 3:59 am

    That is the most helpful stain fighting tip I have read so far. I have really no idea that lukewarm water can do the job.

  15. Brendan Nichols - October 19th, 2011 at 3:17 am

    I once run a laundry shop. To avoid stains we separate the coloured ones from the whites. With fresh hard to get stains, we soak it with baking soda and lukewarm water.

  16. Molly - October 25th, 2011 at 5:33 am

    Thanks for the tips!

  17. SEO Sydney - January 23rd, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Thanks for the tip! I never did know that there is a washing soap known as enzyme detergent. Is this available at grocery stores?

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