How to Remove Grass Stains from Clothing

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Do you have active children that like to play in the grass? Perhaps you or anybody for who you do laundry is on a sports team that always needs clean uniforms rather than ones that have those grass stains. No matter why they are there, here's a guide on how to get grass stains out of your clothing.

You will need the following items:

A sponge

Denatured alcohol (also known as methylated spirit, available from hardware stores)

Eucalyptus Oil

First of all, if the fabric has any rayon in it, test putting the denatured alcohol on it in an inconspicuous spot. If things are fine, then continue. However, if anything looks wrong, do not continue. If it is a fresh grass stain, sponge the stain with the denatured alcohol. You can either put the denatured alcohol on the sponge and then sponge the stain or cover the entire stain by pouring denatured alcohol on it and then press the sponge over and over on top of the stain.

After this is done, rinse the item with cold water and launder as usual.

If the grass stain is a heavy duty grass stain, soak the item in eucalyptus oil for an hour and then launder as usual.

If the stain has set in for a day or two, saturate the item with the denatured alcohol. Remember that you need to test an inconspicuous spot if the item has any rayon and do not continue if anything goes wrong.

Then rinse the item out well immediately. Make sure that you wring out the fabric when rinsing. Afterwards, launder as usual.

If the grass stain is gone, you can put it into the dryer. However, if the grass stain is not gone, do not put it into the dryer. You can try repeating any of these processes to get rid of the grass stain.

Now people everywhere do not have to be so concerned about those pesky grass stains when a team wants clean uniforms or whenever children want to play in the grass. Instead, they just need to be concerned with having the needed items available wherever they may need to launder the clothing items.

Of course, if these people are professional baseball players, it may be a bad idea to launder the items as suits are often auctioned off with grass and dirt stains. This makes them "authentic" and not just any copy of a suit.

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