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How To Remove Grass Stains From Clothes

How To Remove Grass Stains From Clothes

Useful methods of getting out grass stains from clothing using all household products and no fancy cleaners. Before you run off to the expensive cleaners, try these tricks at removing grass stains from clothes..

Step 1: You Will Need

  • light-colored cloths
  • undiluted white vinegar
  • cream of tartar
  • isopropyl alcohol
  • unseasoned meat tenderizer
  • old toothbrush

Step 2: Warm Up

Always treat your stain as soon as you can. When possible, work from the inside out. This helps the stain to lift off of the fabric instead of through the fabric. Fold a light-colored cloth and place it underneath the stain to prevent the stain from spreading to more fabric. Before working on the stain, test the different treatment solutions on a hidden area just in case the cleaning agent has a chemical reaction on the fabric.

Step 3: Apply An Acid

Acidic cleaners work well on grass stains. First try dabbing the stain with undiluted white vinegar. If the stain persists, make a paste of cream of tartar and water and apply it to the stain. After it dries, brush off the paste.

Step 4: Alcohol

Mix 1 part isopropyl alcohol to 2 parts lukewarm water and dab the mixture onto the stain with a light-colored cloth.

Step 5: Tender Loving Care

Give that stain some TLC with meat tenderizer. Only unseasoned meat tenderizer should be used. Make a paste with the meat tenderizer and water. Very little water is needed. Apply to the stain, let dry, and then brush away the paste.

Step 6: It's A Wash

One or a combination of these steps should work at getting the stain out. Your last step should always be to wash your garment as usual. Just be sure not to dry or iron the item until all stains are lifted.