Top Tips on Grass Stain Removal!

Summer is fast approaching!

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School sports kits are getting put through their paces on the playing fields and longer evenings mean the kids have more time to play out in the garden before bed time. Great fun for the kids but for mums it means one thing – grass stains!

Don’t panic! We’ve found some top tips on how to remove even the toughest of grass stains, making your life easier over the summer holidays!   

Time is of the essence! The longer the stain sits on your clothing the more chance there is of it permanently staining so as soon as you see a grass stain, get straight to work.

No matter what method of grass stain removal you choose to follow, it’s always best to test that method on a small area of the garment like the inside sleeve or leg and make sure you always follow the advice on the label.

Before you attempt to remove the stain, soak your item of clothing in cold water, not hot water. Hot water works best on stains that are oily or greasy however grass is a non-fatty stain and hot water can set the stain rather than softening it. Cold water will make the stain more vulnerable to the effects of the cleaning solution you choose to use. 

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Simple methods are often best. Try a biological detergent and simply rub the stain with a small amount, this pre-treatment should help to loosen the stain before you wash it like normal.

If the above ideas don’t work, you can try and soak your item of clothing in a mixture of dish soap and hydrogen peroxide for about 10 minutes and scrub the stain with a toothbrush or scrubbing brush. Repeat this process until it eliminates the stain completely. Rinse with cold water and then wash as normal. Always take care when using chemicals.

Finally, Bleach: Yes, or No? When you have a stain that just won’t budge, it’s easy to think, shall I bleach it? But it really depends on how you feel about bleach and the fabric you’re dealing with. You might not like it due to its toxicity and it can ruin certain fabrics, like cotton and polyester blends. However, if you do choose to use bleach, make sure you follow all directions on the label and never leave clothing in a bleach solution for longer than five minutes.

If you’re really struggling with your stains, bring your laundry into us here at Home & Dry!

Try our new ‘Wet Cleaning', the safe and eco- friendly alternative to dry cleaning. If you’d like to find out more about all our cleaning and laundry services then please call us on 01243 544481 or email info@homeanddry.biz and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help!