Grass stains will come out with prompt laundering and stain treatment. Some other techniques to remove grass stains include:
- Rubbing alcohol – or methylated spirits or white spirits – can be a quick no-wash treatment for a grass stain, though such stain treatments can “bleed” the colours of the fabric, so it’s worth trying using a 50:50 alcohol and water solution first before moving on to straight alcohol.
- If the clothing is white and can be bleached, using a chlorine bleach solution on the stain will work. Just be sure not to use too much bleach or you’ll damage the garment.
- Soaking the stain in a solution of water and detergent is great – then wash the garment as usual, but don’t put the item in the clothes dryer until you’ve checked the stain has definitely gone.
- When trying to eliminate grass stains, don’t use ammonia, degreaser or alkaline detergents because they may permanently set the stain.