Grass Stains - What gets rid of them?!

We were at a 1st birthday party yesterday and as the weather was glorious, all the kids were playing outside. And my 7 year old must have been crawling round on his knees on the grass! I sprayed them with Vanish last night and I left them to soak overnight before washing them today. But the stain are still there, although slightly faded. does anything actually get rid of them completely, after all, they will be harder to sell on ebay if they arent in excellent condition! :D
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  • newlywednewlywed Forumite
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    I seem to remember someone suggesting soaking in milk!

    Not tried it with grass stains but can confirm milk gets out biro marks nicely :D
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    My daughter got a grass stain on her favourite white trousers and i managed to get the stain out this morning.

    I use non bio cheap washing powder normally and thought that her trousers were ruined. I remembered someone on this site said they washed the stain first in cold water with a bit of washing up liquid. I did this and half the stain came out and then i put them straight in a 60 degrees wash...and the stain came out completely.

    Hope this works for you.
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  • Try Meths, dab it on with a bit of tissue or cotton wool, then bung the item in the wash.. good luck
  • Jo.GJo.G Forumite
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    The shorts were pegged out yesterday and the when ironing them last night the stain is quite faint. Maybe the sun helped a bit. I think I've used washing up liquid before (mainly on tomatoe based stains) so will try that next time they are due a wash. Hopefully by the time they are ready for selling on ebay they will be stain free!
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    I bought a queen of clean laundry book from the works and on grass stains it suggested normal (non-gel) toothpaste.

    I tried this when my husband got a stain on his beige trousers and it worked a treat.


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  • Diane_239Diane_239 Forumite
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    Hi,
    my son has just returned from camping and has grass stains on his jeans,i have tried rubbing them with white vinegar putting them in soak but cant get rid of them,
    Anyone got any ideas please.:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
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  • zarazarazarazara Forumite
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    try washing at 60 degrees with a decent quantity of a good product such as Persil. this tends to work for us.
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  • hollyhhollyh Forumite
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    I would also be interested in this. My Son has got grass stains on 1 pair of jeans and i pair of cropped jeans which he'd worn once:mad:

    I have been putting neat stardrops on them and washing it's faded them but not much. They've been washed about 3 times now. I'm using persil liquid.
  • NileNile Forumite, Board Guide
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    Diane_239 wrote: »
    Hi,
    my son has just returned from camping and has grass stains on his jeans,i have tried rubbing them with white vinegar putting them in soak but cant get rid of them,
    Anyone got any ideas please.:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:


    Unfortunately the treatments you've already tried may have fixed the stain.;)

    It is certainly not a cheap MoneySaving option but Ariel biological automatic powder will remove grass stains.;)

    If I were you, I'd try washing the jeans again with Ariel. Let us know the results.

    For fresh stains, wash the garment with Ariel biological automatic powder for the best results. Often a box of Ariel is cheaper to buy than having to replace stained/ruined garments.;)
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  • Penelope_PenguinPenelope_Penguin Forumite
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    Hi there :beer: I'll add this to the existing thread on removing grass stains so that you can see if there are any more suggestions.

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