How to Remove Grass Stains From Jeans

Grass stains love jeans and removing them is part of laundry day for many households. The chlorophyll in grass is a dye and can be difficult to remove. Crawling on knees or sliding to make that diving catch grinds the stain deeper into the fibers. Grass stains can be made permanent when the jeans are washed and dried without any treatment of the stain. Special stain removers can be purchased in stores but there are a few home remedies for stains that will work just as well.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking soda
  • Soft bristle brush
  • White vinegar
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • White paste toothpaste
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry detergent

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Mix a paste of baking soda and water and spread it onto the grass stain. Use a soft bristle brush to gently rub the mix into the jeans. Rinse the spot in water and apply more baking soda if the stain is still there. Wash and dry the jeans after the stain is removed.

Soak the stained spot in white vinegar for one hour. Use a soft bristle brush to scrub the spot and then check the progress of the stain. When the stain is gone, wash and dry the jeans.

Apply hydrogen peroxide to the stain before washing. Hydrogen peroxide could change the color of the jeans, so test an area that will not be noticeable if the color of the jeans lightens. When the stain has lifted, wash and dry the jeans.

Spread white toothpaste into the stain with a small amount of water. Do not use gel toothpaste to remove the stain. Use a soft bristle brush to penetrate the fibers. Wash the jeans after the stain is gone and dry as usual.

Scrub the stain with dish soap or laundry detergent. Make a paste of water and laundry detergent if the detergent is not liquid. Wash and dry the jeans after the stain is gone.

Make a paste of one part water and three parts digestive enzyme powder. Apply the paste for one hour to the stain. When the stain has lifted, wash and dry the jeans. Enzyme can be found in health food stores.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some dyes in jeans are not as steadfast as others and spot cleaning could lighten the dye.

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