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How to Get Grass and Dirt Stains Out of White Sports Pants

Whether you are playing soccer, football, baseball or another sport, making contact with grass or dirt on the field is a common occurrence. As a result, your uniform can suffer from stains from scuffing the dirt or grass.

Sliding into home plate can cause dirt stains on your white sports pants.

Things You Will Need

  • Laundry presoak chemical
  • Laundry stain removal spray
  • Sponge
  • Cold water
  • Clothes detergent
  • Washing machine

Whether you are playing soccer, football, baseball or another sport, making contact with grass or dirt on the field is a common occurrence.  As a result, your uniform can suffer from stains from scuffing the dirt or grass.

To make your pants pearly white again and to get those stains out of your white sports pants, you will need the help of household clothes cleaning supplies as well as the persistence and perseverance of scrubbing. 

  1. Spray a stain removal spray on the stained area and allow it to saturate for 10 minutes. After that time, scrub out as much of the grass and dirt stains as you can with a sponge and small amount of water.
  2. Prepare the washing machine with cold water and a laundry stain pre-soak solution. Add the normal amount of clothes detergent as recommended by the detergent company.
  3. Place the white sports pants into the washing machine and allow it to bathe in the machine for two to six hours. Do not start the washing cycle.
  4. Start the normal washing cycle after you have allowed two to six hours to pass. Once the wash cycle is complete, hang up the clean white sports pants so that they can air dry.

Things You Will Need

  • Laundry presoak chemical
  • Laundry stain removal spray
  • Sponge
  • Cold water
  • Clothes detergent
  • Washing machine

About the Author

Chang Lin has been writing professionally since 2010. He has written scripts for the National Science Foundation and short films that have won awards at film festivals. Lin holds a Bachelor of Arts in scriptwriting from the University of North Texas.

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