How to remove grass stains from jeans

Grass juice quickly penetrates into the fibers of denim and is almost impossible to wash out with regular washing. This is because such material is quite dense, and detergents have difficulty penetrating deep into its fibers.

However, despite this, jeans can be restored to their original appearance without resorting to dry cleaning services. To do this, you just need to treat the stains with folk methods before hand or machine washing or with additional household chemicals.

General recommendations

If you notice a grass stain, it is best to start removing it immediately, since grass juice contains coloring agents that become more stable as they dry. But you should keep in mind that:

  • You can’t soak it in cold water. The coloring pigments dissolve only at high temperatures.
  • Do not rub the stained area with dry or wet wipes. This will speed up the process of impregnation of the fibers with grass juice, and the stain will simply spread.
  • The stain remover must be suitable for colored items.
  • Test the product you choose to remove grass stains on an inside pocket or seam flap before using it. Some products may lighten colored material.
  • When treating a grass stain with one or another product, it is better to move from the edges to the middle. Then streaks will not form.

There are different ways to wash grass off jeans. Often, synthetic detergents are used first. However, there are also various folk methods to combat them. Substances that are in every housewife’s arsenal are suitable for this.

Vanish Stain Remover

Any stain is removed with a stain remover. The leader in this area is “Vanish”.

  1. Mix a pinch of powdered stain remover with water until it becomes a paste.
  2. Apply the paste to the stained area.
  3. After 20-30 minutes, scrape off the dried crust with a sponge.
  4. Wash as usual.

Laundry soap

Brown laundry soap with a scent copes well with stains. Since it has a higher concentration of alkali than white soap.

  1. Grate a small part of the bar.
  2. Mix the resulting shavings with water until a thick soapy mass is formed.
  3. Apply the solution to the stain.
  4. After 30-40 minutes, wash the jeans in the usual way.

Homemade Stain Removers from Medicinal Products

Every housewife has a first aid kit, in which you can easily find alcohol, ammonia or hydrogen peroxide. These medical disinfectants are also good helpers in the fight against grass stains.

From white jeans

Green stains can be removed from white jeans using undiluted ammonia.

  1. Apply sponges soaked in it tightly to the front and back sides of the stain.
  2. After 2-3 minutes, change them and apply others soaked in ammonia.
  3. Repeat the procedure until the green mark disappears completely.

Or

  1. Place a non-fading cloth or plastic sheet under the stained area.
  2. Apply a few drops of peroxide.
  3. Without pressing, rub with a cotton swab or cotton wool wrapped around a toothpick or match.
  4. Wait for half an hour and wash as usual.

And one more method with hydrogen peroxide:

  1. Place polyethylene, oilcloth or non-fading fabric under the stained area of ​​the jeans.
  2. Apply hydrogen peroxide to the grass stain.
  3. After 5-10 minutes, rinse it with clean water and wash the item as usual.

From dark or light colored items

To remove grass stains from dark or light colored jeans, use ammonia diluted with water .

  1. Pour a teaspoon of ammonia into a glass of water and stir.
  2. Soak the stained area thoroughly with the resulting solution.
  3. After 15 minutes, wash the stain with laundry soap.
  4. After an hour, wash the item in the washing machine.
  5. If necessary, repeat the procedure.

Alcohol

  1. Soak the area of ​​fabric with the stain in alcohol for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Wash in hot water with added detergent.

Instead of alcohol, you can use vodka or cologne.

Handy methods

If you treat grass stains on jeans before washing with one of the methods listed below, they can be removed quite easily. The necessary components can be found even in a bachelor’s house.

Boiling water

Fresh herbal juice can be washed off with water brought to a boil. The coloring substances in the grass are not resistant to high temperatures.

  1. Boil water. Do not cool.
  2. Place the stained area of ​​denim over an iron container. It is better not to use plastic, as it may burst.
  3. Pour boiling water generously over the grass stains. The fabric should be well straightened, without creases or folds.
  4. Then immediately wash in the machine, setting the “Boil” mode.

Salt

  1. Dissolve 2 teaspoons of salt in a glass of water.
  2. Soak the contaminated area in this solution.
  3. After 10-30 minutes, wash as usual.

Toothpaste (white, without color additives)

The color additives in its composition may leave stains on the product. This method is suitable for light-colored denim, since toothpaste has whitening properties.

  1. Apply a thick layer of toothpaste to the stain.
  2. Rub lightly with a brush.
  3. Wait until completely dry.
  4. Then rinse under running hot water.
  5. Wash the item as usual.
  6. If after the product has dried, a trace of grass remains, rinse the stain again with hot water.

Baking soda

  1. Mix baking soda with water to form a paste-like mixture.
  2. Wet grass stains with boiling water.
  3. Then immediately apply the resulting soda mixture to them.
  4. Rub the paste into the fabric with your fingers. If the stain is old, you can use a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  5. After an hour, rinse the soiled denim with boiling water, apply a small amount of the soda mixture and rub with laundry soap.
  6. Wait 15 minutes and wash the jeans in a soap solution with a high soap content.

Vinegar

  1. Apply it carefully to the grass stains using a pipette.
  2. Wait an hour and wash in the machine with the addition of powder containing active particles.

Table vinegar will help remove a fresh grass stain from jeans.

  1. Wet the contaminated part of the garment with 9% vinegar.
  2. After an hour, rinse it under running water.
  3. Machine wash or hand wash.

Sparkling water

  1. Wet the stained area with mineral water. Do not use carbonated drinks with bright colors. They will only make the situation worse, leaving stains.
  2. After 2-3 hours, wash the jeans by hand with laundry soap or in a washing machine with the addition of powder with active additives against stains.

Lemon juice

  1. Soak the stain with freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  2. After 20-30 minutes, wash the item as usual.

Lemon juice can be replaced with citric acid dissolved in water.

Also, brine from pickled cucumbers or sauerkraut can remove grass stains. Since it contains active substances that can dissolve the coloring pigments of greenery.

Abbas Jahangir

I am a researcher and writer with a background in food and nutritional science. I am the founder of Foodstrend.com, our reputable online platform offering scientifically-backed articles on health, food, nutrition, kitchen tips, recipes, diet, and fitness. With a commitment to providing accurate and reliable information, we strive to empower our readers to make informed decisions about their health and lifestyle choices. Join us on Foodstrend.com's journey toward a healthier and happier lifestyle.

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