The OutRageous Easy Way to Remove 11 Common Spring Sports Stains
Spring sports = fun!
Spring sports stains – not so much.
Here’s your complete guide to handling spring sports stains the outrageously smart way – so you can spend more time on the stands cheering, and less time cleaning dirty laundry!
1. Grass Stains
When it comes to grass stains – the odds are not in your favor.
Grass is unavoidable (and bright green) and sports gear is often white – not a good combo (more like a nightmare really).
The good news is that with a bottle of OutRageous Stain Remover & Laundry Pre-Treater, and a bit of know-how, those grass stains will be history – at least until the next practice!
- First, you'll need to brush off any excess dirt and grass.
- Then pre-treat the stain by pouring OutRageous over the grass stain and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes.
- Then, taking an old toothbrush or nailbrush (anything with bristles), work the OutRageous into the stain using gentle circular motions.
- Put the garment in the washer with the rest of your dirty laundry (on a cold wash) and voilà – no more grass stain!
TIP: Always check the garment before placing it in the dryer as there is a small chance you may need to repeat the first three steps. The heat from the dryer sets stains making them much more stubborn.
“In a world of a zillion stain removers and late night commercials guaranteeing ‘the best stain remover ever’, this stain remover does exactly what it says. It seriously removes stains with very little work. My son had grass stains on his shorts, which can be stubborn. After application, the shorts came out of the laundry with ZERO signs of any stains. This stuff works.”
- Janet R’s 5-star review, Rejuvenate
Mud - oh boy!
2. “Normal” Mud (the brown stuff)
Those dark brown patches are enough to make anybody’s heart sink. Use these simple steps to tackle mud stains like a pro with OutRageous.
Let the mud dry, then flake or scrape off as much of it as you can with a knife or fingernail (moms everywhere start nodding).
Pre-treat the stain with OutRageous and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
For heavier stains use a brush to work the OutRageous into the clothing fibers on both sides of the garment and let sit for at least an hour.
Wash the garment in warm water and check it to see if needs retreating before placing it in the dryer.
3. Clay Mud (the evil, red stuff)
Oh, the horrors of white baseball pants meeting red dirt repeatedly – combine that with some moisture (like sweat) and you’ll be sweating anticipating hours spent cleaning dirty laundry!
Here’s how to treat those awful red stains like child’s play.
- Treat the stain with OutRageous and generously saturate the area.
- Let it sit for at least an hour, but overnight might be best.
- Using an old toothbrush, work the Outrageous into both sides of the stain.
- Wash the garment on a cold cycle.
- Check carefully before placing it in the dryer and repeat the steps if necessary.
See? That wasn’t so bad.
“I have used this product on white baseball pants, football jerseys, my work shirts, and my husband’s greasy white hat. All of them came back looking amazing. The red clay and the grease were the hardest to get out but all I did was use an old toothbrush to scrub a little and it worked. I even found a two-year-old pair of baseball pants and was able to get most of the red clay out of them. I am in love with this product and recommend it to all my sports moms and dads.”
-“Mom-of-3-boys’” 5 stars review, The Home Depot
4. Sweat and 5. Antiperspirant Stains
With great fun comes a great deal of yellow discoloration on clothes from antiperspirants and sweat – how lovely!
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
- Pre-treat the discolored area by generously applying OutRageous to the surface and letting it sit for a few minutes.
- If the stain is old and has turned that nasty brown color (gulp!), let it sit for an hour or longer.
- Work the OutRageous in using a brush or by rubbing the fabric against itself.
- Place the garment in the washer on a warm wash (as high a temperature as the fabric can take).
TIP: Sometimes sweat stains are “invisible” stains, they appear gradually and worsen over time. To prevent this, pre-treat the armpit area of light-colored garments with OutRageous before each wash – especially towards the end of the season, before you pack them away for a few months.
You know the story – damp and sweaty sports clothes shoved in a backpack and forgotten over a weekend = mildew!
It’s important to treat this type of stain as soon as you can as the mold eats away the fibers of the fabric (and it looks pretty nasty too!). Mildew is one of the toughest laundry stains to remove and often does irreversible damage to clothing, but the good news is that OutRageous is one of the toughest stain removers!
- As soon as you can – pre-treat the garment with OutRageous.
- Launder the item on the hottest cycle possible (suitable for the fabric) as the heat helps destroy the mold.
- If the mildew remains (it should be a lot lighter at this point) you can treat the garment with more OutRageous, some bleach and another hot cycle in the washer.
TIP: Always make sure your laundry is completely dry before packing it away, this will prevent mildew from setting in your clothes!
“This is the best stain remover I have ever used. I have gotten stains off of clothes with OutRageous that had been on them for a long time. Every stain I have tried it on has come off. No more throwing away stuff because you get some nasty stain on it.”
- Gwen Ellison’s 5-star review, Amazon
7. Blood Stains
“It’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt.”
Then it’s not so much fun ending up with blood stains on a uniform.
Here’s how to tackle those dark red stains (even old ones) and get that sports gear looking as good as new again.
- Soak the garment in cold water to remove as much of the blood as you can – this works well for fresh blood stains.
For dried, older stains, soak the uniform in a mixture of warm water and OutRageous.
- Wring out the garment and apply OutRageous directly to the stain.
- Wash the garment on a cold cycle – hot water sets blood stains.
- Check the garment before transferring it to the dryer.
“AWESOME!!!!! I have two kids who are oblivious to what food, grass, dirt, etc. ends up on their clothes. This product works better on organic stains than anything else I have tried (and I have tried quite a few). It even got blood that had been sitting for months on a cotton tent.”
- “yayspay’s” 5-star review, The Home Depot
Let's face it – sport isn't sport without food!
While athletes need to eat (food is fuel!), the unfortunate side-effect is that sometimes you end up making a mess. Their clothes are repeatedly assaulted with oil, ketchup, mustard and even soda! With all their focus on the game, they seem to forget how to eat neatly, right?
Well, that’s our theory anyway.
OutRageous to the rescue!
That delicious, bright red condiment that we can’t live without likes to leave its mark on clothing!
- Scrape off the excess ketchup with a knife (dabbing or sponging will only spread the stain).
- Run cold water through the garment from the reverse side – to force out as much ketchup from the clothing as you can.
- Treat the stain with OutRageous and let it sit for a few minutes.
- Wash the garment on a cold cycle and check it before placing it in the dryer, to make sure it doesn’t need retreating.
Ketchup’s best friend or arch-enemy (you decide) – one thing’s for sure, clothes don’t like it!
- Remove as much of the mustard from the garment as you can.
- Pre-treat the stain with OutRageous and let it sit for a few minutes
- Wash on a hot cycle (as hot as the care label allows) and check before drying.
Isn’t it funny that something clear in appearance can create such horrible stains on clothing? With a bottle of OutRageous on hand, you don’t have to live in fear of those greasy marks any longer – phew!
- Pre-treat with OutRageous and let it sit for a couple of minutes.
- Wash the garment on a hot cycle (this helps break down the oil) and those oily marks will be a thing of the past.
This is method is also effective on old oil stains that have been through the dryer and even under the iron!
TIP: For heavier grease stains, apply a paper towel on the side with the stain, then apply Outrageous to the opposite side of the garment. The papertowel and stain remover trick helps soak up as much oil as possible before washing.
“This is a great product. My husband has been in the restaurant industry for over 25 years. It is the only product that removes oil and grease splatters…”
-“BV’s” 4 star review, The Home Depot
Accidents happen, but with OutRageous in your laundry, there’s no need to cry over spilled soda!
- Sponge the soda stain with water (if you’re in a rush) or let it soak in cold water.
- Treat the area with OutRageous.
- Wash on a cold cycle and check it before placing in the dryer.
Now that you know how to handle these OUTRAGEOUS stains like a pro – you'll find yourself with more time on your hands and a lot less frustration in the laundry.
So, go on, practice your cheers, embrace the dirt and laugh off the stains; we've got you covered!
“This stuff is The Bomb! Really, really like it!”
-“Suzzie’s 5-star review, The Home Depot