Grass stains are a sign of summer. Kids in cleats running through the house are sure to leave behind their mark, and getting those grass stains out is not always easy. If you are struggling with grass-stained carpet, here are some tips from the pros at White Knight Steamer.
Method 1 – Laundry Detergent and Water
The simplest method to remove grass stains, and one that works well if the stain is caught early, is laundry detergent and water. To begin, mix a quarter teaspoon of a mild laundry detergent in cold water. Dip a clean towel into this mixture, and blot the stain. Start from the outside of the stain, and work your way into the center. Do not rub the stain, because this will just push the stain in deeper into the fibers. Continue to blot, checking the towel from time to time to see if the stain is moving from the carpet to the towel.
Method 2 – White Vinegar
Rubbing alcohol can also work to remove grass stains. To use this method, first vacuum the carpet to remove grass clippings and dirt, then apply a tiny bit of laundry detergent to the stain, dabbing it with a towel to remove as much green as possible. Then, rinse the stain with water and continue blotting.
Next, apply an ammonia based solution onto the stain, and blot. When that is mostly absorbed, pour white vinegar on the stain, and blot. Rinse again, and blot until the area is dry.
Method 3 – Oxiclean
Oxiclean is a powerful tool to use to remove stains from just about anything, including carpet. Be careful, though, as it can bleach the carpet if allowed to dry on the carpeting.
To use Oxiclean, mix an appropriate amount with cool water, and pour it onto the grass stain. Let it soak in for about five minutes, then rinse the area with cold water. Blot, removing the remaining water, and allow it to air dry. Vacuum it once dry, and the stain should be gone.
If these methods do not work, then it’s time to call in the professionals. The team at White Knight Steamer is ready to help with all types of stains, including grass stains. Give us a call today to schedule your professional cleaning, and remember, stain treatment is always included in the price we quote!