So what causes grass stains on clothes anyway? Grass and other plants contain chlorophyll, which gives it that vivid green color but can also leave a stain on your clothes. Be extra careful if playing on a freshly mowed lawn, as cutting the blades releases the chlorophyll. But stains happen, so read on to learn everything about grass stain removal.
For heavily stained items, pre-soak for at least 30 minutes in warm water with a powder detergent containing enzymes.
Before washing, pre-treat with Clorox 2® for Colors 3-in-1. Apply a little product to the stain and gently rub in. Wait 10 minutes before machine washing.Tip
Don’t let Clorox 2® dry out on the fabric; use a timer to keep track of the pretreating time.
Read garment care instructions or launder as usual with your favorite detergent on the hottest recommended water setting using detergent and more Clorox 2®.
Repeat as necessary before machine drying.
Frequently asked questions
- How can I remove grass stains from surfaces?
For bleach-safe surfaces like stainless steel and plastic, after brushing away any loose grass, wipe them with a solution of ⅓ cup of Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach per gallon of water. Wait 6 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with water and allow to air dry.
For other surfaces not appropriate for bleach, wipe away grass stains with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes.