How to remove grass stains from clothing

How to clean clothing that has grass stains

Having grass stains on clothing does not mean that this item of clothing should be thrown away. Children, especially, get grass stains on the knees of their pants when they are playing in the backyard. Sometimes, they slide over a grassy mound on their bottoms and the backside of the jeans turns green. The stain from the grass is dye from the chlorophyll of the plants and is very hard to remove through ordinary laundering.


Step 1

Sponge the clothing in warm water

Soak the item of clothing that has a grass stain in warm water. Sponge the stained area until the grass stain starts to come out.

Liquid dishwashing or laundry detergent is suitable for use in this part of the process.

Step 2

Use rubbing alcohol

Rubbing alcohol works wonders for taking grass stains out of clothing. You need to dilute it with water first though and then rub it on the stain.

Step 3

Use a commercial stain remover

There are many stain removers on the market that work well at removing grass stains from clothing. Spray on the remover and let it sit for about an hour. Then wash the clothing in hot water and laundry detergent.

Step 4

Use white vinegar

If the item of clothing that has the grass stain on it is not one that you can wash in the washing machine, sponge the stained area with white vinegar to remove as much of it as you can. Then bring the item to the drycleaners.

Things Needed
• grass stained clothing
• water
• stain remover
• rubbing alcohol
• white vinegar

Tips & Warnings
• Always check the label on the clothing for the washing instructions.
• Never pour rubbing alcohol directly onto the stain as it could take the color out of the clothing.
• Chlorine bleach may also remove the color from the clothing.


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