It never seems to fail that kids manage to get grass stains on a new outfit within minutes of putting it on. Anyone who has ever tried to remove a grass stain from fabric or upholstery knows it can be tricky. Dried grass stains are much more difficult to remove than fresh grass stains. But there are a few ways you can prevent grass stains on your nicest clothes and a few tricks to try to get them out if they do manage to appear.

Grass Stains

Grass stains are a mixture of proteins, but mostly they are made of the chlorophyll from the plant. This chlorophyll is a dye stain. Dye stains are in many opinions the toughest stains to remove. To top it all off, a grass stain may also be accompanied by sweat stains, mud stains, juice stains, or all manner of other stain removal challenges. Grass is good at dyeing clothing; this is what makes it so tough to deal with.

Remove Grass Stains

If the clothing is dry clean only, you will need to take it to your favorite magician of a dry cleaner and point the stain out. If the fabric is machine washable, there are a few things you can try. First, pre-treat the stain with your favorite liquid laundry detergent. Many of the best liquid laundry detergents have enzymes that will begin to break down the proteins in the stain. Rinse the clothing completely and then soak the clothing in warm water and a capful of all-fabric bleach. Let this soak for an hour. Rinse the clothing completely. Repeat until no stain remains.