Kids rolling on your carpets after footy practice? Accidentally brought in some greenery after an afternoon of gardening? Grass stains have a way of winding up on your carpets when you least expect it. Largely because of a green pigment called chlorophyll, grass stains can be extremely difficult to remove. Don’t give grass a chance to set into your carpet! It is very important to treat these troublesome stains as soon as possible – the longer you wait, the harder it will be to remove them.
Before you start removing grass stains from your carpet, you will need to get rid of any excess bulk material. Leftover grass or soil may spread and get ground into the fibres. Using a plastic knife, gently scrape up as much of the mess as possible, being careful to not grind it into the carpet.
Wet a clean white cloth with warm water and gently blot the grass stain, beginning from the outside, and working your way in. DO NOT SCRUB. Rubbing the stain may push the green pigments further into the fibres, making the stain much harder to remove. You should be able to see some of the grass stain transfer onto the white cloth.
One of the easiest ways to remove grass stains – especially if the stain is caught early enough – is with laundry detergent and water. Combine a quarter teaspoon of laundry detergent in cold water. Dip a clean white cloth into the cleaning solution and gently blot the stained area. Again, start from the outside of the affected area and work your way toward the middle. Continue to blot, checking to see if the grass stain has transferred from the carpet to the cloth.
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