Cleaning white baseball paints of grass stains and dirt takes minimal effort to keep them looking like new. Using the proper cleaning agents and methods will avoid deteriorating the integrity of the fabric and the use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, instead of manufactured cleaning agents, is an economical and environmentally-friendly way to keep white baseball pants clean.
Things You'll Need
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Baking soda
- Laundry detergent
- Washing machine
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Pre-treat grass, dirt and blood stains with hydrogen peroxide. Saturate the soiled area with the hydrogen peroxide. Let sit for five minutes. Then rub the fabric together.
Wash the pants in the washing machine. Since baseball pants are typically made of polyester turn the pants inside out to avoid snags in the washer. For a full load on hot add a cap full of liquid detergent, 1/4 cup bleach and 1/4 cup baking soda. The bleach and baking soda will brighten the white fabric. Use this method every time you wash to avoid yellowing of the fabric over time.
Dry the pants on medium heat. High heat will shrink polyester over time so drying them on a lower heat setting will avoid unnecessary shrinkage.
Remove the pants from the dryer immediately and fold or hang them. Polyester should not require ironing but if it does, use the iron on a low setting as polyester can scorch.
Refer to the instructions on the care label of the pants. If the instructions contradict the above steps, follow the label instead.