Inside: How to easily, safely, and effectively remove grass stains from kids clothes without dangerous chemicals and without heavy scrubbing! Sponsored by ESPRO Sports Cleaner.
The season of outdoor gatherings, sports games for the kids and late evenings playing games in the grass is upon us. We love all the fun to be had with activities for our kids but the one thing I dread is spending the time trying to scrub grass stains out of clothes!
Why are Grass Stains so Tough to Remove from Clothes?
Interestingly, grass stains function much the same as dye stains. Grass contains pigments that adhere to the fibers in clothing — which is why they are so difficult to get out once they’ve set.
With grass stains, the key is to act fast and use a product that’s proven to work!
What Doesn’t Work
There are a few products you definitely want to avoid when trying to get rid of grass stains.
While these products might be perfect for other household cleaning tasks, they may actually cause grass stains to set faster, which is exactly the opposite of what we want.
Common cleaning products to avoid for grass stain removal:
- Alkaline detergents
Products that May or May Not Work
If you’ve ever done a search or asked anyone what their special trick is for grass stain removal, then you may have come across the following ideas.
However, for especially tough grass stains, or stains that have already set, these products might not be enough to restore your clothes to their original color.
- Detergents that are not enzyme based
- Rubbing alcohol
- Hydrogen peroxide
- White vinegar
Another Thing to Keep in Mind
Some products may be effective, but can actually be harmful to certain types of clothing (I’m looking at you, bleach!)
Others contain hazardous chemicals that you might not want to use in a household with kids and pets.
Since we DO have kids (who else gets so many grass stains, after all?) we needed to find a product that would safely remove grass stains.
The Best Way to Remove Grass Stains from Clothes
I am so excited to share with you an awesome product we found to easily, safely, and effectively get rid of grass stains (and many other stains too!)
ESPRO® Sports Cleaner is formulated to remove grass stains and prevent odors. Plus, ESPRO Sports Cleaner has the following benefits that set it apart from many other stain removers and cleaners:
- environmentally safe
- provides odor control
- bleach free so it won’t harm fabrics and colors
- phosphate free
We use ESPRO Sports Cleaner for all of our family’s stain removing needs and we are beyond impressed!
Why we love ESPRO Sports Cleaner:
- Can be used on just about any type of stain – and it WORKS
- Saves time – no scrubbing needed
- Saves money – no more throwing away clothes ruined by stains
- Safe to use is a house with kids and pets
We are convinced this is one of the best products out there! You will be able to tackle all the stains that come with sports and every day play from your kids uniforms and clothes saving you time and money too!
How to Get Grass Stains out of Jeans and Clothes
This is how we remove grass stains in our home using ESPRO Sports Cleaner. Repeat this simple step-by-step process to remove stains from uniforms, pants and more.
Bonus: You can also use ESPRO Sports Cleaner in carpet shampooers and car seats!
1. Lay your stained item out flat
This allows you to see clearly the areas you need to remove stain from.
2. Spray stained area liberally with ESPRO Sports Cleaner
Apply cleaner directly to the stain until the stain is saturated. No scrubbing is required (hard scrubbing can damage clothing fibers), though you may rub stain gently with a soft cloth or brush. This simply makes sure that the cleaner is fully absorbed.
As you can see, a quick pre treat before washing actually removes a lot of the staining. The photo below was taken only a few minutes after spraying our grass stains with ESPRO Sports Cleaner (and with NO scrubbing!)
3. Let ESPRO Sports Cleaner Soak into Stain
For most stains, allowing ESPRO Sports Cleaner to soak into the stain for at least 3-5 minutes should be plenty.
For older, set-in stains, allow to set for 24 hours. Then spray again and let sit 5 minutes immediately before washing.
4. Wash Clothes Normally
The final step is to simply wash your clothes in the washing machine as you usually would. Use your normal laundry detergent, and add a small amount of ESPRO Sports Cleaner to the wash for an extra boost.
If washing white clothes, use hot water.
For colors, use cool or warm water, depending on the care instructions on tags.
The end result is beautifully clean clothes with no stains in sight!
What a difference a GOOD stain remover makes! Can you believe our after picture?! We are beyond impressed and can not imagine not having this product in our home now.
More About ESPRO Sports Cleaner
Sports games, outdoor play and food/drink spills — stains are simply a part of life with kids! That’s why we love a product that will actually WORK on the toughest stains, without requiring tons of time scrubbing or washing over and over.
ESPRO Sports Cleaner Stain Remover and Odor Guard is one of those products that when you find it, you wonder how you ever got by without it!
ESPRO Sports Cleaner works on more than just grass stains. It’s also effective in removing:
- sweat stains
- red clay
- and more!
My husband (the chef in the family) forgot to wear his apron one evening and stained a good shirt with cooking oil. He was super bummed because grease stains are notoriously hard to get out of clothing. However, ESPRO Sports Cleaner did just that!
But don’t just take our word on it! I shared ESPRO Sports Cleaner with one of my friends who lives on a farm. Here’s what she said:
[This] product is actually miraculous! It removed that stain in minutes just from spraying it on… it’s seriously bomb!
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