Kids & Their Love Affair with Grass Stains
Growing up I was never a tomboy. I was an indoor kid, born and bred, and thus never really dealt with stains on my clothes. When I made a group of friends in middle school that liked to ride bikes and play soccer during the summer, I was beside myself. They looked so effortlessly cool in their grass stained jeans and pony tails. I wanted to be that, but I didn’t like the idea of sweating on purpose.
I use to fall on the ground on purpose and take pride in my grass stains. They were a symbol of fun and carefree times. Of course, the stains were then my mom’s problem. Today, I’m really glad I ended up not fitting in with the soccer chicks. I don’t think I could take the stress of grass stains.
Whether you are a effortless soccer player or a parent to a kid that just attracts grass stains, keep reading for some amazing tips on how to get the grass stains lifted from fabrics.
How To Remove Grass Stain Home Remedies
You’ve taken your kids to the company picnic. You put them in their light color tees and clean shorts, fully aware that you will be wrestling the stains later. Sure enough, you load them into the car, looking significantly more dingy than before.
You’re going to want to treat these stains as soon as possible. Dry grass stains will just be mean more headache. Look at the fabric tag and find out what wash settings you can use. Use a pretreater, like OxiClean, or combine one part white vinegar with two parts water. This this soak and then scrub the fabric with an old toothbrush. Wash normally, but line dry. If you put this in the dryer, then you run the risk of setting a stain.
Remove Grass Stains With Rubbing Alcohol
Another option is to take a sponge and wet the stain with rubbing alcohol. Let this air dry and rinse it with cold water. Warm water will set a stain. Air dry and wash normally.
Clean Grass Stains With Bleach
Of course, if you can stand the smell, bleach is an option. Use this only on white clothing, or you run a risk of ruining the garment. Put 1/4 cup of bleach with 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide and 3/4 cups of cold water. Massage it directly into the stain and let it sit for 30 to 60 minutes. Rinse this thoroughly and wash by itself.