How to remove Grass Stains



            Were you playing outside in your lawn with your kids and before you knew you had stumbled down with your kids all over you? It must have been a moment worth recording with your hair flying across your face and your kids giggling all over you. Perhaps your spouse or some parent did actually film the scene so that years after when you play this tape, these happy memories might come rushing back at you. Yet along with the happy memories, you would be left with something very aggravating as well i.e. the grass stains adorning your clothes and perhaps those of your kids as well.

          Grass stains are one of the most stubborn stains possible. This is because these are dye stains actually and because of the various pigmented chemicals present in them, their removal poses problems. Grass stains comprise of proteins along with certain pigmented compounds such as chlorophyll, xanthophyll and carotenoids. The removal of these grass stains is even more daunting because these chemicals bind with the cloth fabric and penetrate it. Therefore, to get rid of these stubborn stains, you need proper knowledge and a swift action. Hereby, we provide you with some very effective tips which will enable you to bid farewell to these grass stains for good. So follow the directions given below and never hesitate from playing in grass.

Method One (For Removal of Grass stains from Colored Clothes)

       Grass stains can leave behind some very obstinate and unsightly marks on your clothes. No matter how dark your clothes might be, grass tends to leave behind even darker stains. You would definitely not want to sport discolored fabrics, neither would you want to throw away your favorite outfits. Therefore, we hereby we provide you with the perfect solution to get rid of grass stains from clothes.

Things that you will require:

·      Pre wash  stain remover
·      Vinegar
·      Water
·      Tooth brush/nail brush
·      Laundry detergent


Steps that you need to take:

1.  First of all, you need to lay your hands on a pre-wash stain remover. Apply it onto the grass stained area after carefully reading the manufacturer’s instructions and allow it to sit onto the grass stain for some time, approximately 15 minutes.

2.   If you are unable to find a pre wash stain remover or if you are looking for something more natural, then you can also consider using a solution of one part vinegar and two parts water in its stead.

3.  Now you need to work this stain remover or vinegar solution onto the stain. To do this, take a soft bristled tooth brush or a nail brush and rub it gently onto the grass stained area.

4.  Rinse this stain remover or vinegar solution from the cloth if you notice that the stain has begun to fade away satisfactorily.

5.  Follow this step by applying a few drops of enzyme based liquid laundry detergent directly onto the grass stain. Agitate this soap by rubbing gently and let it sit onto the stain for almost 10 minutes.

6.  Afterwards, launder the garment like you usually do.

Tips and Warnings:

1.  Molasses or Karo Syrup can also get out the grass stain satisfactorily from your fabrics. Just apply either of the two ingredients onto the grass stain, rub it gently and allow it to sit there for some time. Follow these steps by laundering the garment like you usually do.

2.  Make sure that all traces of grass stains are removed before placing the garment into the dryer otherwise the stain will be set in further.

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Method Two (For Removal of Grass stains from White Clothes)

        Grass stains look particularly devastating on white clothes, since these greenish stain stains stand out pretty vividly on white garments. Given below is an easy, inexpensive and extremely effective method of getting rid of such stains.

Things that you will require:

·      ½ cup bleach
·      ½ cup hydrogen per oxide
·      ¾ cups of cold water
·      Clean cloth/rag
·      Clean water
·      Laundry detergent

Steps that you need to take:

1.  The following method combines the incredible stain lifting powers of bleach and hydrogen per oxide. Both these ingredients combine to produce an immensely effective cleaning solution which can work wonders particularly for light clothes.

2.  To make this solution, you will have to mix half cup of bleach and half cup of hydrogen per oxide with ¾ cups of water.

3.  Mix these three ingredients thoroughly and once this solution is made, apply it onto the grass stained area with the help of a clean cloth.

4.  After its application, you will have to allow it to sit there for almost half an hour to an hour.

5.  Then, rinse the grass stain thoroughly so that not only any stain remnants but also all traces of bleach and per oxide are removed satisfactorily.

6.  Eventually, launder the garment like you usually do.

Tips and Warnings:

1.  Both bleach and per oxide can be harmful to skin, therefore always wear protective gloves while handling these chemicals.

2.  Rubbing Alcohol is a solvent and can go a long way in dislodging the particles of green pigmented grass from your clothes.

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Method Three (For Removal of Grass stains from Jeans)

        Jeans area very vulnerable victim to grass stains, particularly the knee caps of your jeans can more than often get stained from grass while playing or running or any other activity. The following method would elaborate a method which will enable you to get rid of grass stains from your denim quite satisfactorily.

Things that you will require:

·      Tooth paste
·      Baking soda
·      Water
·      Tooth brush
·      Laundry detergent

Steps that you need to take:

1.  First of all, we would go with the mildest method to take care of these grass stains and culminate in their removal from your denim. This mildest method deploys the use of a white tooth paste (the non-gel type). Apply this tooth paste onto the grass stained area and allow it to sit there for some time.

2.  Once it dries, scrape it off and wash your jeans. However, if the stain you are dealing with tends to be stubborn and refuses to come off so easily, then what you can do is resort to a more direct method.

3.  This method deploys the use of a stronger cleaning agent i.e. baking soda solution. To make this solution, you will have to combine baking soda and water into a paste.

4.  Apply this paste onto the grass stained area. Work it onto the stain until it begins to fizz. This fizzing indicates that a chemical reaction has begun to take place which will end up in satisfactory removal of grass stains from your clothes.

5.  Follow this step by rinsing the stain thoroughly and then launder the jeans like you usually do.

Tips and Warnings:

1.  Digestive enzymes which are generally available at health food stores can also be used to get rid of grass stains. Just make a paste of these enzymes like the one you made of baking soda and apply it on the grass stain. Rinse it after some while and voila, grass stain will be nowhere to be seen.

2.  Alkalis, degreasers and alkaline detergents should never be used with grass stains as they have the potential to set the stain further.


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Method Four (For Removal of Grass stains from Shoes)

          Just as your clothes can get adversely affected from grass stains, similarly your shoes also have to bear the negative consequences. You definitely wouldn’t want your trainers, loafers, sneakers or suedes to get stained with green all over, therefore hereby we provide you with an immensely useful remedy to get rid of grass stains from shoes.

Things that you will require:

·      Soft cloth
·      Water
·      White vinegar
·      Liquid laundry Detergent
·      Rubbing alcohol

Steps that you need to take:

1.  First of all, pour a few drops of liquid laundry detergent onto the grass stained area of your shoe.

2.  Work this detergent onto the shoe stain by rubbing gently with fingers and allow it to stay there for almost 10 to 15 minutes.

3.  Wash the shoe with cold water. If the stain is still there, then make a cleaning solution by combining one third of white vinegar with two thirds of water.

4.  Apply this vinegar solution onto the shoe with the help of a soft cloth.

5.  Keep blotting the stain until it begins to disappear and then finally blot it with another clean cloth. Instead of vinegar you can also consider using rubbing alcohol as it too is an effective solvent.

Tips and Warnings:

1.  Pull the laces out of your shoes before washing them.

2.  Soak them in warm water and then rub them with an old tooth brush.

3.  Always make sure that you read the care labels on the shoes before treating them.

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