Cleaning Mud and Grass Stains From Your Clothes

removing grass stains

With the arrival of spring comes all the outdoor activities we couldn’t enjoy in the winter. Two-hand-touch football, last minute baseball games, camping and more are in abundance once the weather gets warmer. While we enjoy these activities, our clothes do not. From dirt to mud and all the grass stains in between, they can ruin our new clothes. Fortunately, Bakers Center Laundry is your guide for keeping your clothes in the best condition possible.

Dirt stains are the easiest of the bunch to get out, but it does depend on what you are wearing. The lighter the clothes, the easier the stain will stand out. As you can imagine, getting dirt on anything white will make the stain look even more obvious. However, dirt stains can be removed with little concern. Dirt particles are loose and have no bind, acting more like dust. A standard wash is more than enough to get your clothing clean of dirt.

Mud stains are more of a cause for concern. Unlike dirt, mud stains are thick and have multiple layers to them. Mud is typically bound by water or some other substance making it heavy. Mud also seeps deeply into the clothing. The first step to removing mud from your clothes is to let it dry. When mud dries, it loses its bind and hold on the clothing. The next best step is to shake the clothing off outside. The dried off mud will flake off in no time, making your job even easier. Then, lay the clothing down on a flat surface and apply whatever detergent you want to the muddy areas. Stain removers are great at removing mud. Let the detergent and/or stain remover do its job and allow them to break the mud apart. This can take some time, but your patience will be well rewarded. Make sure that your clothing is laying down flatly when you apply the chemicals.

There are even some surprising tactics to remove certain stubborn stains, like alcohol! According to Grab Green Home, vodka can breakthrough mud stains with ease. It’s also important to note that using a dryer could potentially make the stain worse, allowing it to set.

While grass stains are like mud stains, they are harder to clean. Unlike mud, grass stains aren’t thick and can almost go unnoticed by texture alone. The proteins in the grass rub off onto your clothes from sliding, running, and even sitting on grass. There isn’t really a guaranteed way to avoid grass stains outside, so learning how to get them out of your clothing is key. Fortunately, the methods for grass stain removal are essentially the same as mud removal. Begin with pouring detergent on the affected spot. Next, its important to massage the spot to make sure the detergent soaks into the clothing. Let the detergent rest for 10-20 mins, and then wash the clothing normally.

Bakers Centre Laundry is at your service when it comes to basic laundry care. If you have any questions about our services or facility, please visit our website, or call us at (215) 227-1454.