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How to Remove Grass Stains From Your Clothes and Shoes


When warmer weather begins to make its appearance, grass stains on your favorite pieces of clothing and pairs of shoes are not far behind. At Mulberrys, our dry cleaning experts routinely see grass stains as one of the most common stains on items that customers bring in or send in for cleaning with laundry pickup and delivery. While dry cleaning is a great choice to get rid of grass stains, you may want to know the easiest way to remove those pesky green spots from clothing or shoes at home. No matter how hard you try to get them out, there always seems to be a tint of green left on your clothes after you wash them. So, what’s the answer for removing grass stains?

Our experts share the following tips to remove grass stains from clothing and shoes.

Mulberrys uses eco-friendly dry cleaning solutions

How to Remove Grass Stains From Clothing

  • Prior to tossing it in the washing machine, soak the garment in cold water and laundry detergent.
  • Once the piece of clothing has been soaked in detergent, wash it in your washing machine until the stain is removed.
  • Make sure the grass stain is no longer visible after you’ve washed it. If necessary, repeat the first step and wash again.
  • If you put your garment in the dryer before the grass stain is removed, the green stain will settle and it will be difficult, or impossible, to remove in the future.
  • For dry clean only fabrics or clothing, be sure to take it straight to the dry cleaner or call your dry cleaner for pickup and delivery service. Try lightly blotting the grass stain from inside the garment prior to dry cleaning to be sure not to set the stain.  This helps push the stain outward.

Bring your clothing to any Mulberrys locations in Minneapolis or San Francisco and one of our stain removal experts will promptly take care of your grass stain for you.

How to Remove Grass Stains From Shoes

For shoes, removing a grass stain requires some manual effort in order to effectively eliminate the visible green stain.

  • Get a toothbrush or other small brush and some vinegar.
  • Scrub the shoe with a brush and the vinegar to remove as much of the grass stain as possible. Vinegar is a safe and efficient option for most shoes.
  • You can also replace vinegar with an eco-friendly laundry detergent or water and environmentally friendly dish soap.

Grass stains are tricky and while all these tips can help lighten the grass stain, but it’s always best to consult an expert.  The easiest solution is to bring your laundry to Mulberrys.  We’re up for the challenge and our stain experts will use eco-friendly solutions to get your clothes fresh and clean. We can help you keep your clothes extra clean this spring!

Grass stains are difficult to remove

Want to learn more about treating the different types of stains?  Watch this short video.