From organized sports to playing outside with the kids, it’s inevitable that you’ll wind up with grass stains from time to time. They’re a pain, but they’re also a sign that you’re out there living a fun, active life! In this post, we’d like to share some advice on how to get grass stains out of clothes quickly and easily. Let’s get started!
One of the rules of thumb for dealing with grass stains is to act as quickly as possible. The longer the stain sits on your clothes untreated, the harder it will be to get out. In fact, if it sits too long, it may never come all the way out!
The rule here is: something is always better than nothing. Even if water is all you have available at the time, that’s a good start. Rinse the stain to prevent it from setting, and then treat the spot with the steps below as soon as possible.
Respect the Tags
To avoid damaging your garment, be sure to read the tag and follow the laundering directions. The company that created the garment knows how to care for it best, so always abide by their instructions.
Grass Stain Removal Options
Some of the best options to have on hand to remove grass stains include:
- White vinegar. This is a gentle option that can be effective when mixed with warm water and applied to the stain.
- Bleach. Bleach with hydrogen peroxide can make a powerful stain remover. Note that you shouldn’t use bleach on colored garments or items made from synthetic fibers, as it can damage these items.
- Detergent. Sometimes, getting a grass stain out is as easy as running it through a normal wash cycle. For your activewear items, use a dedicated sports detergent, like WIN Detergent.
- Stain removal products. There are many stain-removing products on the market. No matter which you pick, be sure to use it according to the manufacturer’s directions to achieve the best results.
Dab, Don’t Rub
When you work on removing a grass stain, it’s important that you use the right technique. The key here is to dab the area over and over again, rather than rubbing from side to side. If you rub aggressively, you may simply move the stain around, increasing the affected area.
Be gentle, as well. By applying too much pressure, you can force the stain down into the material, instead of helping lift it out. The process can take some time, but try to remain patient while waiting for the stain remover to work its magic.
Water Temperature & Drying
Don’t use hot water, as this may set the stain into your clothes. Instead, use cold or room temperature water.
The same logic applies when drying your clothes. Heat can set the stains into your clothing, so be careful when throwing your clothes into the dryer. If the stain has not yet come out before you put it in the dryer, don’t expect it to look any better once the cycle has finished. You need to completely deal with the stain first, before you ever dry the garment. Then, once the stain is gone, you can toss the item in the dryer or simply hang it to air dry.
Does Your Activewear Stink?
When playing on grass, you’ll likely be wearing at least one garment made with synthetic materials. If these pieces stink even after washing, the culprit is likely your detergent. That’s because most regular detergents are designed to treat cotton rather than the synthetic materials commonly used in activewear garments.
WIN Activewear Detergent removes odor from synthetic clothing. To make sure your clothes come out clean and smelling great after each wash, order a bottle of WIN Detergent today.