Charlie's Corner

August 14, 2019

Back to School Essential: How to Get Grass Stains Out

Active kids are happy kids. But they’re also kids who often come home with grass stains on their clothes. Whether the stains are on their jeans, shirts, sports uniforms or khakis, grass stain removal may be easier than you think. Check out our favorite tips to get grass stains out, fast.

Grass Stain Removal Done Right

When it comes to grass stains, act as fast as you can. Don’t let stained soccer uniforms or khakis lay around in the hamper for days. Get them into the washer ASAP.

If you act fast and the stains aren’t too severe, all you may need to do is wash the item in cold water using a natural laundry detergent. Charlie’s Soap Natural Laundry Detergent is a top choice. It’s gentle enough for use on all types of fabric and kind to the environment, but super tough on stains.

A single wash in Charlie’s Soap may be the only fix you need. Just make sure all traces of the stain are gone before you put the item in the dryer. Heat can make stains set in permanently. If the item is free of stains, you’re good to go. If not, move on to the next suggestion.

Tips for Stubborn Grass Stains 

For stains that need more advanced treatment, Charlie’s Soap can still come to the rescue. But this time it’s with our Biodegradable Laundry Pre-Spray Stain Remover. Here the general instructions are the same for all clothing, although we’ve included specific tips for different items.

Start by spritzing Charlie’s Soap Laundry Pre-Spray onto the grass stain and rubbing the pre-spray into the stain. Then wait at least 30 minutes. If you see the grass stain start to spread, that means the stain remover is working. It’s loosening the stain from the fabric.

  • Jeans: Use an old toothbrush to scrub the stain.
  • Sports Uniforms: Use a soft-bristled brush to scrub the stain.
  • Shirts: Use your fingers or a sponge to scrub the stain.
  • Khakis: Scrub with an old toothbrush. Let pants sit for at least 10 minutes before washing as usual.

If the stain dissolves after 30 minutes, wash as usual. If not, repeat the process until the stain is completely gone, using more pre-spray and rubbing more vigorously the second time around.

One More Tip to Try

If you can’t get the stains out even after a few rounds of spritzing and scrubbing, it may be time for a full-garment soak. Fill a bucket with a mixture of water and at least four doses of Charlie’s Soap Laundry Soap.

Put the stained garment into the bucket, cover the bucket, and let the item soak overnight or longer. We’ve soaked really tough stains for weeks before they were released. Since Charlie’s Soap only goes after the stain and not the fabric, your clothing will be OK.

Once the stain appears dissolved, dump the entire bucket into the washer. Run two wash cycles, without adding any more detergent.

Final Resort

If your first few attempts at removing the grass stain don’t work, we’ll sell you a pair of scissors to cut out the stain. That’s the only way it’ll come out without damage to the garment. Other laundry detergents COVER stains, but Charlie’s Soap doesn’t. So if an impossible stain remains, we can’t (and won’t) hide it.

Whether it takes you a single wash, a round or two of scrubbing, or soaking for several days, Charlie’s Soap is primed to get grass stains out. Combining the pre-spray with the laundry detergent gives you the most powerful combination that’s still gentle on your fabrics and the environment. Shop Charlie’s Soap today.