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How to get stains out of jeans

from grass to grease

You might wash your jeans a little less frequently than you wash your T-shirts – and that’s good! Washing your jeans after 5 or 6 wears is one of the best ways to keep denim looking great, but there’s one downside: stains.

Stains can easily build up over time, especially when you’ve got little adventurers on your hands, but Persil is here to help you discover how to get stains out of jeans. From grass to grease, and everything in between, Persil small & mighty is just what you need to help keep your jeans, and your kids’ jeans, looking their very best.  


Getting stains out of jeans: the lowdown

If you want to know how to get stains out of jeans, here’s the secret: the Persil small & mighty Stain Eraser Ball. Using the Stain Eraser Ball is easy – simply pop it out of the bottle, pour a little detergent onto the stain (Persil small & mighty isn’t just a washing machine detergent, it’s a powerful pre-treatment for stubborn stains, too), and use the ball to massage the detergent deep down into the fabric, helping to lift the stain out. Allow to sit for around 30 minutes before washing as normal.

Always check the care label on your jeans before washing, and turn them inside out to protect the colour. The Stain Eraser Ball is a great all-rounder, but it’s a good idea to know some other little tips and tricks for getting grass stains out of jeans, and lots of others types of stain, too. Here’s a handy guide (just remember to test all solutions on a small, inconspicuous area of your jeans first):  

  • How to get grass stains out of jeans

When there’s grass, there’s often mud, too. Be sure to let the mud dry and scrape as much off as possible before washing. For grass stains, the Stain Eraser Ball really helps to get the job done!  

  • How to get grease stains out of jeans

The best way to get rid of grease stains is to pre-treat the area and then wash in the washing machine at a cooler temperature than you may normally use (30 or 40 degrees) as hot water can set the stain.  

  • How to get blood stains out of jeans

Persil small & mighty works wonders on fresh blood stains, but dried stains may benefit from a little extra help. Make a thick paste from baking soda and water and apply to the stain before washing.  

  • How to get curry stains out of jeans

As a parent, you may not feel comfortable using bleach for stubborn stains like curry stains. Fortunately, there’s a safe, natural alternative: lemon juice! Just squeeze a little onto the stain and allow to sit before washing. Persil small & mighty also offers brilliant stain removal for many other common causes of stains, including chocolate ice cream, blue poster paint, and ragu pasta sauces. It helps solve your stain!  


White jeans: the worst culprit!

Knowing how to get stains out of jeans is one thing, but knowing how to get stains out of white jeans is quite another! White jeans are notorious for showing up even the smallest of stains, making them a bit of a nuisance. But the good news is that removing stains from white jeans isn’t impossible.

The trick to how to get a stain out of white jeans is to lighten the stain as much as possible before machine washing. If you’re not comfortable using bleach on your kid's’ clothes, lemon juice and sunlight are safe for sensitive skin and can actually be really effective for many different stains.

For more stubborn stains, try hydrogen peroxide which is available from most chemists (just remember to test on an inconspicuous area of the material first). Dilute 1 part hydrogen peroxide with 6 parts water and remember to keep children and pets away and ensure the area is well ventilated. After rinsing, you can pre-treat the stain with Persil small & mighty for a little extra ‘oomph’ before washing as normal.  

Did our stain removal advice help you tackle stubborn marks on your jeans? Do you have any tips for getting stains out of jeans that you’d like to share? Let us know in a comment below.

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