of Grass Stain Removal
Grass stains are mostly stains that come when the
weather is fine, when you try to indulge yourself by lying on the lush grass
in a park. Grass stain removal is similar to the stain removal process for
dye stains. Although it is not easy as 1-2-3, the fine art of grass stain
removal is not that difficult to learn.
You loll around on the grassy park and when you get up
you find yourself with a grass stained outfit. You now have to get back home
and find effective methods for grass stain removal.
Grass stains, like mustard stains come under the category of dye stains. Dye
stains are generally tough to remove. Hence, grass stain removal is not a
First of all, you must treat the stain immediately. The longer it sits
around, the less the chances of its vanishing quickly. If the garment is
non-washable, immediately send it off for dry-cleaning.
For grass stain removal,
banana oil (amyl acetate) works wonders
Grass stains are water-based stains. Placing the
stained area under cold running water would help dissolve the stain.
Detergent would help loosen the staining agent from the fabric. This could
then be washed away with water.
For grass stain removal, banana oil (amyl acetate) works wonders.
Alternatively you could use a solution of ammonia and a mild detergent. If
the stain persists, you could use a solution of white vinegar and a mild
If the stain still refuses to budge, find yourself a bleach that would suit
that particular fabric. Before this you should have checked the cloth for
colorfastness and to see that it is bleach-safe.
Avoid applying bleach on only the stained area, as it might end up with a
color that is different from the rest of the fabric. Instead soak the whole
garment entire garment in a solution of the bleach. However, do note that
this will lead to an overall lightening of color. Remember, if the stain is
going to come out, it will come out within 15 minutes of the bleaching
treatment. If it does not disappear within that time, more bleaching will
only weaken the fabric.
Also note, if you are using chlorine bleach, the garment color may get
changed, and the fabric may also get damaged. Avoid using chlorine bleach on
fabrics like silk and wool.
When laundering, use hot water but see to it that the water is so hot that
it damages the fabric.
With a little persistence, and quick action, you should be able to remove
that grass stain quite effectively.
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