getting dirt out of white baseball uniform

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  1. mjh8955

    mjh8955 DIS Veteran

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    I can't get the ground in dirt out of my son's WHITE baseball uniform. Have tried Zout, Spray N Wash Stain Stick, Shout Action Gel and Wisk detergent as a pre-soak. The material is professional uniform grade. Any suggestions?
     
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  3. Samandmom

    Samandmom <font color=purple>Curvy WISHer<br><font color=tea

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    Does your washing machine have a stain cycle? My DS has a light purple shirt for soccer. Last week he go filthy. I washed the shirt with regular clothes and when done I looked at and it still had some stains on it. So I put some Tide right on the shirt put in the washing machine by itself and put it on the stain cycle and its spotless.
     
  4. holbear

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    Ds wears the white pants with his uniform and they do get so dirty! I use Biz and it works well.. Also, since his are just the pants I can use plain old bleach. Biz might work well on shirts, though.
     
  5. imageid

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    My son plays football, on his dirty grass stained pants I use a soap called Felsnaptha. You can find it with the detergents, it is a bar soap. Get the stains wet and the rub the soap in. Sometimes I scrub the tough ones with a small brush. Then I wash a ususal. It works quite well. Good Luck!
     
  6. bobcat

    bobcat <font color=magenta>I had a horrible case two year

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    Powder dishwasher detergent like Cascade. I had a friend whose boys white uniforms always look so white and this is what she uses. Well I'm now using it as well. Felsnaptha works great on tough stains as well.
     
  7. aka-mad4themouse

    aka-mad4themouse <font color="blue">Budget Board Co-Host</font>

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    Has the uniform been thru the dryer yet? If so, you may have set the stains and you'll never get them out.

    I have better luck on DS's fooball uniform if I use a powder detergent rather than a liquid. I made a paste out of Tide (the bleach alternative version) and water. I let it sit on the stain for a few hours and then launder in the hottest water possible. If the stain doesn't come out, then I repeat the process a second time before the uniform has a chance to dry.

    Good luck. DS has some white socks that I can't get clean no matter what I try. I swear that the boy doesn't wear shoes when he goes outside!
     
  8. beth_cam

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    Totally toddler helped my dd's white baseball pants. They were terrible. I had this stuff left from when she was little and people said it would work and it never seemed to but it was great on the pants.
     
  9. ribbot

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    Some stains are more difficult to remove than others and it depends on the stain and the type of material that the stain is on. Some materials are more difficult to remove stains from, such as silk.


    To remove stains from silk, add ½ cup of mild detergent and two teaspoons of white vinegar to two quarts of cold water. Do not soak the material in this solution. Rinse well and then roll the garment in a towel and iron while it is still damp.



    To prevent yellowing of linen and wool, especially of garments and blankets, add ½ cup of white vinegar to the rinse water.


    If you come across a stain while you're doing your laundry and you don't know how to remove the stain ,then these are some good tips on how to remove it with what you have available in your house.


    Oily Stains: Make a paste of sugar and water. Rub it into the stain and let it set before washing.


    Non Oily Stains: Make a solution of 1 pint of lukewarm water, 1 teaspoon liquid detergent and 1 teaspoon of white vinegar. Apply this to the stain until the stain is gone then rinse with clear water.


    Ink: Soak with hair spray, then dry, then brush lightly with a solution of white vinegar and water. Rinse with clear water.


    Salt and Water: White vinegar takes salt and water stains off of leather.


    Hair Dye: Use detergent and white vinegar to remove hair dye stains then bleach and hydrogen peroxide. Then wash in washer.


    Lipstick: Use full strength lemon juice and salt to the stain, then lay the fabric out in the sun for awhile.


    Perspiration: Use 1/4 cup of salt to 1 quart of hot water. Put this mixture on the stain then launder.


    Wine and Fruit Juice: Make a paste of lemon juice and salt. Put this mixture on the stain and let it sit for thirty minutes.


    Handkerchief Stains: Soak the stained handkerchiefs in a solution of salt water for thirty minutes. Then wash them in hot water.


    Rust: To remove rust, make a paste of lemon juice and salt and apply it to the stain. Put the fabric in the sun until the stain disappears.


    These are just a few of the ways that you can remove stains from your clothing and they are easily found right in your kitchen.
     
  10. GoofyBaseballMom26

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    I used to use Shout and bleach but my son was a catcher and I finally resolved myself to the fact that you can't get it all out. Some fields have dirt that is a lot harder to remove for example that red brickdust. It is almost impossible to get out.
     
  11. CJMickeyMouse

    CJMickeyMouse Please do not disturb.

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    I agree with goofybaseballmom.... let him be dirty! As your son gets older, that dirt is a sign of a tough, determined player. The kid with the whitest pants might just be made fun of! :rotfl2:

    Seriously, don't sweat it... especially if your son doesn't care!!! :thumbsup2
     
  12. Weluvdisny

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    I swear by Greased Lightning. I found it at the Dollar General. It got black ink out of my son's new lacrosse jacket.

    I would spray it, let it sit overnight, then wash it, air dry then repeat if necessary.
     
  13. luvsgrumpy

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    I'm right there with you! Thankfully our baseball pants are grey but that only helps hide the very faint dirt stains a bit, not the grass. I usually use Tide and scrub it in, as well as doing it as soon as I can so it is a fairly fresh stain. Haven't had the chance to use my new stain stick on them yet (will tonight though) My oldest DS got upset that I was trying to clean his football pants..."it won't look like I've done anything!" So......

    This just reminded me, have to wash a uniform for tonight! :laundy:
     
  14. CJMickeyMouse

    CJMickeyMouse Please do not disturb.

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    Palmolive dish soap will usually take grass stains out of anything.....
     
  15. beth_cam

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    i do agree too, my dd's pants were really bad the first time and i used the totally toddler and got them pretty good again but I haven't even bothered since. I figure she is playing baseball in red dirt in white pants, even if they are sparkling clean, they will be dirty again before she even starts the game.
     
  16. mrsboz

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    My daughter's basketball shirt that she received this year was disgusting. They are at least ten years old. It was all stained and gross. anyway, I used hydrogen peroxide and bleach. It came out great. I never thought the stains would come out. I tried using all kinds of things before and then I used the bleach and peroxide. It was the only thing that did the trick.
     
  17. snomofinn

    snomofinn Queen of MY castle

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    :thumbsup2 I use Oxyclean on every stain. I use the powder and make a paste and rub it in with a old toothbrush and let it sit overnight, always worked for me. I don't miss those days!:thumbsup2
     
  18. zaza

    zaza Earning My Ears

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    I don't know if you can still buy Lava soap in a bar, but when my kids were playing ball, I'd use that. Wet the stained area, then rub the soap bar over the stain. Wash as usual. It usually got out all stains for me, even grass-stained knees on jeans. When I was feeling crabby (every pair of jeans stained), I'd make my kids do it themselves!
     
  19. ameraumi

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    If it is professional grade material, call the manufacture and ask what they recommend. Some have a guarantee on their products and my replace it at now cost.
     
  20. Mel6197

    Mel6197 Mrs. Public Works

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    Last nights game, they were putting dirt on the field, MOUNDS of Dirt, Well since its only Tee Ball, we just played in the outfield.

    Biggets Challenge was getting 25 little boys out of the dirt mounds.

    Ive washed his pants, grass stains, are still there,

    But I was so proud of him sliding into 1rst base. So i dont mind the stain. :banana:
     
  21. petchie

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    I found the Old Fels Naptha bar was the ONLY thing that took out the clay stains. Those were harder than the grass stains!
     

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