Grass stains on your family’s clothing can seem like a daily occurrence, especially during the summer. But don’t let grass stains prevent you from thoroughly enjoying the outdoors. Follow our step-by-step guide to remove even the most stubborn grass stains from your white clothes, jeans, and more.

COTTON & COTTON/POLY BLENDS

Good for: white clothes, lights, darks, jeans, towels, sheets

 

  1. Rub an enzyme detergent1 directly on the stain.  Gently, work into fibers. 
  2. Wash in the hottest water safe for garment with an enzyme detergent. Use an oxygen bleach3 or chlorine bleach for white cottons.

POLYESTER, SPANDEX & NYLON

Good for: white clothes, lights, darks, active wear

 

  1. Rub an enzyme detergent1 directly on the stain.  Gently, work into fibers.
  2. Wash in the hottest water safe for garment with an enzyme detergent.

WOOL, SILK, LINEN, RAYON & ACRYLIC

Good for: sweaters, blouses, sheer fabrics, swimsuits

 

  1. Mix a mild detergent2 in cool water then add the stained garment. 
  2. Gently squeeze the soapy water though the garment to help release the stain.
  3. Wash in the warmest water safe for the garment. A color safe bleach can be used to further help with removal if safe for the garment.

TERMS TO KNOW FOR THIS STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE

 

1. Enzyme detergents target stains such as blood, food stains, grass, and others. These are most commonly liquid formulations but powdered formulations are also available. Check the label of your detergent to see if yours contains enzymes. 

2. Mild detergents tend to be formulated for delicate fabrics or sensitive skin. The labels often indicate that they're fragrence free or gentle on skin.

3. Oxygen bleach is an alternative to traditional chlorine bleach that is generally safe on colors. It's colorless, fragrance-free and comes in either a liquid or powder form.