The Color Green

In the modern age it’s important to try to stay green, but we should limit this to our eco-sensibilities, not stains all over your dress or our children’s school uniforms! We’ve composed a quick guide on how to remove those tough green stains from your clothing.

Stain Fighting the Color Green

Generally there are two main culprits for green stains: food and grass. Green pigments tend to be amongst the hardest to dislodge, because vegetable and grass stains tend to be caused by organic compounds getting into the fibers. Despite the difficulty of removing these stubborn stains, it is important to not panic and go overboard. The first thing to remember is that you should avoid using ammonia, degreaser or alkaline detergents at all costs, as these are known to set in such stains. There are simpler processes that will eliminate any trace of food or grass without damaging your garments.


Often the sooner you deal with the stain, the more likely it is to come out. If the stain is a grass or non-fat stain, it is best to rinse with cold water to stop it setting further into the fabric. When the area is wet enough, you are ready to begin tackling the stain. However, there are a few different procedures to follow:


To gain the best result with grass-stained clothing, the best solution is to use a laundry stain specialized product such as Resolve® Laundry Pre-Treat Max Power™ Gel. This product’s stain lifting Scrubnubs™ will effectively remove green stains without damaging the fabric. This product can conveniently be used on both white and colored clothing. Massage into the stained region and let it soak for 1-5 minutes. When the time is up, wash the clothing and simply marvel at the results.