When summer comes, stains from grass and dandelions become companions of soccer fans playing on the grass, and of those who love lying on the fresh green gardens. During this wonderful summer period, fresh green spots adorn the clothes of almost every child, bringing green hues indoors.
Moreover, summer months are reminiscent of picnics and fun time spent in outdoors. Sometimes, we just forget to put off shoes before entering the house or stepping on the carpet. It leaves annoying grass spots on the carpet, which are considered worst in terms of removal. If the carpet in your living room also bears ugly grass stains, follow these simple tips to remove them successfully, without having to go to the laundry.
How to get rid of grass stains from the carpet
- Use a bleaching liquid to remove stains if the carpet fabric isn’t very delicate.
- Wash gentle colored fabrics with a safe liquid detergent solution thoroughly, and rinse with cold water and dry.
- In case of tuff grass stains on the colored carpet, you may first need to apply acetone followed by a cleaning solution. After that, dip the carpet in cold water for 15-20 minutes and let it dry. The stain will fade away. Repeat the procedure twice or thrice for intense grass stains.
- Use a solution with enzymes for soft clothing, as they remove complicated stains without damaging the fabric.
These methods are known and practiced for ages if stains are almost impossible to remove with common methods. Sometimes, it is not appropriate to use detergent for certain fabrics as the procedure may not be safe enough for them. However, there are so many mild detergents available on the market to be used on delicate fabrics.
Cheapest and easiest methods to do away with grass stains
# Salt method
Due to easy availability of salt, this method is considered as the easiest and cheapest way to eliminate unwanted spots. The recipe is simple: Mix a tablespoon of salt in a glass of water, prepare your solution accordingly. Make sure the water you use is cold. First, put stained rug or cloth into the prepared solution, then use a piece of cloth, towel or a sponge to rub the spot until it fades. This remedy is considered versatile as you can use it for the removal of ink and wine stains as well.
# Denatured alcohol method
Do you have some alcohol at home? It can be used to remove stains caused by grass and flowers. Take denatured alcohol and a cloth or a sponge. Dip it in alcohol and rub it on the stained carpet until the spot fades or disappears completely. For washing the stain, it is better to use warm water and some quality detergent or soap. This is advisable only if the fabric isn’t very delicate; don’t take a chance experimenting with Persian upholstery. Spot on the clothes can be treated the same way.
# Ammonia method
Have you ever known that ammonia could discolor a stain of the grass in minutes? Ammonia has many unique properties that help to eliminate stains from fat, blood and wine. It also helps to do away with spots and traces of iron. Soak the sponge in an ammonium solution, and wipe the stain with the sponge until it fades. After that, dip the stained cloth in cold water for some time. Leave it to dry and the stain will disappear in a few minutes.
# Using a vacuum cleaner
There is no need to bleach or wash the stains using a harsh detergent, which can damage the fabric and color of your rug. You can get rid of grass stains simply using a canister vacuum cleaner, as it guarantees a safe, easy and less time-consuming cleaning process. Moreover, it:
- Removes grass stains and other types of dirt from your carpet with its suction function
- Treats colored and gentle fabric safely
- Doesn’t require the use of bleach or detergent
- Allows you to avoid the need to rinse