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Pesky Stain Removal 101: Grass, Ketchup, and Wine

May 11th, 2016

Is there anything more tragic than getting a big ol’ green grass stain on your favorite pair of jeans? It’s the worst! To help save you from a laundry headache, below we’ll lay out simple ways to remove three of the worst, most annoying types of stains in our lives: grass stains, wine stains, and ketchup.

GRASS
First, apply a stain treatment directly to the stain, scrubbing with a toothbrush before you rub the fabric together. Then, use diluted white vinegar or ammonia to remove any remaining color. Easy peasy!

WINE
The first thing you need to do is cover the stain with a handful of salt, which should begin to absorb the color, turning it pink. Then soak the garment in cold water with enzyme detergent and allow it to soak overnight. Tip: If you can’ wash straight away, spot treat with club soda.

KETCHUP
Whenever possible, rinse the stain under cold running water right away. Then, soak it in warm water and dab the stain with a sponge that has been coated with dishwashing soap. f the stain is too stubborn, treat with methylated spirits. Finally, apply a stain treatment and allow it to sit for 15 minutes, using diluted white vinegar to remove any remaining color afterwards.