How do you remove a grass stain from clothing? Summer has finally arrived accompanied by children who have fun jumping, running and falling on the lawn. Beware of grass stains which can be difficult to remove on jeans or worse on a white t-shirt.
Here are some good tips and home remedies to remove a grass and grass stain from clothing.
1. Remove a grass stain with lemon
Lemon is a natural product that is very useful for removing stubborn stains from clothing, including grass stains.
Here’s how to use lemon as a stain remover:
- Pour a little lemon juice on an already damp cloth.
- Dab the lawn stain (without rubbing so as not to embed the stain).
- Leave for a few minutes and repeat with a new cloth and lemon juice.
- Rinse the garment and put in the washing machine to remove the stain completely.
Lemon juice is also recommended for dandelion spots! Follow this link for all the other tips and tricks: Removing a dandelion stain from clothing.
2. White vinegar and grass stain
And yes, I am back once again with the white vinegar thing! 🙂 It’s not my fault, white vinegar is really a good homemade cleaner to loosen stubborn stains on clothes including grass stains.
- Dilute the white vinegar with a little water (use pure vinegar for a very encrusted grass stain).
- Soak a cloth in vinegar and gently dab the grass stain.
- Leave to act for a few minutes and put the garment in the washing machine to remove all the stains.
By following the same steps above, you can replace the vinegar with rubbing alcohol. This product is even more effective in removing a “very” embedded grass stain from the fabric.
Also effective on mud stains!
Vinegar is also effective against mud stains as you will discover by following this link: Remove a spot of dirt and mud.
3. Remove a grass stain from jeans
Although we often talk about grass stains in children, it’s not uncommon to see grass stains on mom and dad’s jeans too, isn’t it? 😉
By cutting the grass, playing with the children on the lawn, practicing his favorite sport… VHere’s how to clean a nasty grass stain from jeans:
- Place a thick rag inside the jeans (under the grass stain).
- Pour vinegar directly onto the grass stain, being careful not to get too much on the jeans.
- Soak a clean cloth with a little vinegar, dab the stain and leave to act for ten minutes.
- Now rub the stain with Marseille soap until the stain disappears completely.
- Rinse with water and finish the machine wash on the usual cycle.
For a small, recent surface grass stain on jeans, soapy water may be sufficient to remove all traces of grass.
4. Clean a lawn stain with 70° alcohol
Depending on the type of garment, it is best to test the 70° alcohol tip on a small, inconspicuous area to avoid discoloring the garment.
So here’s how to get that grass stain off:
- Soak a cloth in 70° alcohol and dab the lawn stain.
- Rinse with water and repeat until the grass stain is gone as much as possible.
- Finish washing the garment in the washing machine.
You can also replace the 70° alcohol with hydrogen peroxide which is also effective against grass, dandelion and plant stains.
5. Remove a lawn stain with a potato
Here is finally the first real trick of grandmother which consists in using a potato to remove a stain of grass on a garment!
So here’s how to untie your garment:
- Cut a potato into two pieces.
- Rub the grass stain with the potato for a few minutes.
- Leave the starch (now spread over the stain) on for 2 hours.
- Then place the garment in the machine to complete the stain removal.
6. Toothpaste against grass stains
Here’s another tried and true home remedy that can remove small grass stains from clothes as long as they’re fresh and not too embedded in the fabric.
So you can use this toothpaste trick to remove grass stains from a t-shirt, jeans, or even shoes. Here’s what to do:
- Apply white paste toothpaste directly to the stain and spread it.
- Leave on for a few minutes and rub gently with a clean cloth or with an old toothbrush.
- Leave to act for about 1 hour and finish in the washing machine.