How to Remove Grass Stains

Whether it’s from a summer picnic, a play in the park or a rigorous sporting match – it’s easy to ruin your favourite clothes with bright green grass stains. Not to worry though, the powerful Vanish formula makes it easy to remove grass stains from clothes, shoes and carpets, so you can carry on – stain-free!

To get the best results, Simply, pre-treat or soak, and wash as usual with an extra dose of Vanish.

Read on for more information on how to remove grass stains from fabrics and materials


How to remove stains from clothes

Grass stains are mostly made up of chlorophyll from the plant, which is a natural dye and can mean trouble for your fabrics. That’s why it’s important to treat the stain as soon as possible before it has the chance to set in. To remove grass stains from jeans and other coloured clothes, pre-treat your stain with Vanish Gold Oxi Action Gel, and to remove grass stains from white clothes use Vanish Gold Oxi Action Crystal White Gel and follow these steps:

Step 1 — Dispense 2 ml of the Vanish gel directly onto the stain

Step 2 — Massage the gel into the stain softly with the base of the cap

Step 3 — Leave to sit for 10 minutes (max)

Step 4 — Pour 60ml of the gel into your washing machine, along with your regular detergent, and wash as usual

If your grass stain is being stubborn, why not give the garment a soak? Simply add 60ml of Vanish gel into 4L of warm or cold water (max 40°), and then leave it to soak for 1 hour (max) for colours and 6 hours (max) for whites. After, just wash as usual with an extra dose of Vanish in the washing machine.


Before using Vanish Oxi Action, you should always follow the usage instructions on the packaging and follow its care advice.


Can I follow the same instructions for other items of clothes?

You can follow the above instructions to remove grass stains from a range of fabrics – including all denim garments, as well as cotton, wool and synthetic items.

Remember – if in doubt about any item of clothing, test Vanish on a very small patch of the fabric in the least-visible area before using.


How to remove grass stains from shoes

There’s a method to the madness and a method of cleaning shoes, and that all depends on the material. If you’re looking to remove grass stains from trainers that are made from canvas, follow our instructions with Vanish Gold Oxi Action Gel, to make your stains a thing of the past:

Step 1 — Pour 2ml of the Vanish gel onto the stained area

Step 2 — Lightly rub in the formula onto the stain using the cap

Step 3 — Leave the gel to work in for a maximum of 10 minutes

Step 4 — Rinse the area clean and repeat until the stain has disappeared


Although the Vanish formula can tackle stains on a whole host of fabrics and materials, do not attempt to remove grass stains from leather shoes with Vanish.


How to remove grass stains from your carpet

To remove stains from your carpet, it’s best to remove any excess grass and mud from the area carefully to avoid rubbing the grass in further. Then, use Vanish Carpet Cleaner + Upholstery Gold Oxi Action Stain Remover Spray, here’s how to do it:

Step 1— Open the nozzle and spray onto the stain (keeping the nozzle around 15cm from the surface)

Step 2 — Leave for a maximum of 5 minutes , and then dab and blot with an absorbent cloth to remove the liquid and the stain.

Step 3 — If the stain persists, repeat steps 1-2 until it vanishes


The Vanish formula is tough on stains and can make removing grass stains pain-free but always read the label before. For added peace of mind, always test the product on a small inconspicuous area before use.

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If you need to remove mud stains, check out our how to remove mud stains for the best advice on how to banish them from your materials and fabrics.


General Advice

  • Always follow washing instructions on garment or fabric care label.
  • Before use check for colour fastness by testing a hidden area of the fabric.
  • Rinse and allow to dry.
  • After washing or treating garments with Vanish Gold, dry away from sources of direct heat and direct sunlight.
  • When using Vanish to pre-treat, use lukewarm water.
  • For best results it may be necessary to repeat parts of the process.
  • Do not use on garments requiring dry cleaning.
  • Do not pour the product on any metallic parts of the garments (e.g. buttons, zips).
  • Do not expose pre-treated or soaked garments to sources of direct heat or direct sunlight before washing or rinsing thoroughly.
  • Do not leave the product to dry on garments (maximum 10 minutes contact time).