Getting grass stains on clothing, picnic blankets, and canvas or leather sneakers is a common occurrence during outdoor activities.
Grass stains are notoriously difficult to remove, but understanding the science behind them and the process of grass stain removal can make the task easier.
In most cases, grass stains can be removed by pretreating the stain with a stain remover and laundering the item as usual.
However, there are situations where a more intensive stain-removal process is necessary. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to remove grass stains.
General Tips for Grass Stain Removal
Treat grass stains as soon as possible to prevent them from setting.
If you can’t do a full load of laundry, apply a stain pretreatment product to the stained items before putting them in the hamper. Avoid using chlorine bleach on grass stains, as it can deepen the stain.
Check the garment after washing to ensure the stain is completely gone before drying.
How to Remove Grass Stains
Shake out or brush away any solid matter from the stained item.
Apply an enzymatic stain treatment to the grass stain. Use a laundry brush to work the stain remover into the fabric if needed.
Launder the item as usual, following the care instructions on the garment. Check the stain before drying the item.
If the stain is still visible, repeat the stain treatment and laundering process. For deeply set-in grass stains, there are two methods.
The first involves using a laundry bar, such as Fels Naptha, to directly treat the stain. Wet the bar and rub it onto the stain, then rinse or launder the item as usual.
The second method is to soak the heavily stained item in an oxygen bleach solution. Fill a basin with hot water, dissolve oxygen bleach in it, and submerge the item.
Allow it to soak for an hour up to overnight, then launder as usual. By following these steps and tips, you can effectively remove grass stains from your clothing and other items.
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