How to Get Rid of Grass Stains
Grass stains are both persistent and annoyingly common. Stains are caused by a mixture of chlorophyll, xanthophylls and carotenoids that stick to our clothes and are difficult to clean, but hope is not lost – in this small case, we can conquer nature. Here’s how to get rid of stubborn grass stains for good.
Soak clothing to remove grass stains.
Ideally, you should treat the stain as soon as possible. If you have a stain remover such as OxyClean, apply it to the stain as soon as possible. Treating the stain with a stain remover will not completely remove the stain right away, but it will loosen it up before it hardens and will make it easier to remove when the actual cleaning begins.
Instead of an over-the-counter stain remover, you can mix two parts water and one part vinegar and soak the garment for 15 minutes immediately after the stain remains. You can also apply to this place banana oil and let it stand for five minutes to spot softened before washing.
How to prevent grass stains from getting worse
After you’ve treated or wet a stain, it’s important not to rub the stain. Removing common dirt from clothing can be effective, but rubbing stains such as grass will only deepen the particles and chlorophyll into the fabric. Instead, you should take a clean cloth and blot the area before washing.
How to wash clothes to get rid of grass stains
Enzyme detergent is ideal for breaking down organic materials. Bibbentuckers Dry Cleaners even offer cleansing with digestive enzymes to remove grass particles from fabric. There are several enzyme-based detergents to choose from – just add them to your regular laundry and wash in warm or cool water. Hot water can set the stain on the fabric even more, so it’s best to use cool water. Remember that heat can set the stain on the fabric, so let your garment dry naturally before throwing it in the dryer. When they are dry, check the area for green streaks and repeat the process as needed before throwing anything into the dryer.