How to Remove Vegetable, Sap, Rust & Other Outdoor Stains from Clothing
Inside Tips to Remove Outdoor Stains: Best Way to Clean Gardening Stains Off Your Clothing
There are so many wonderful things that can happen in a garden.
Growing. Playing. Relaxing. Entertaining.
And then there are some not-so-great things that can happen in a garden.
Accidents. Injuries. Messes. Stains.
While accidents will happen and messes are inevitable, the stains don’t need to be a big deal! With a few tips and tricks and a bottle of OUTrageous, stains from outdoor living will be a thing of the past, and your clothes will look like new again!
Brightly colored and full of goodness, growing (and eating!) vegetables in your garden is oh-so-satisfying – that is, until they make their mark on your clothes.
Beet juice anyone?
Here’s how to banish those vegetable stains the easy way and get back to enjoying your garden. For best results, pre-treat those vegetable and fruit juice stains right away, before they’ve had time to dry.
- Remove any excess veggie residue from the garment.
- Use cold water to flush out the stain from the inside of the clothing.
- Apply Rejuvenate’s OUTrageous, generously saturating the stained area.
- Gently agitate the product with an old toothbrush and let it set for up to 15 minutes.
- Launder on a cold wash and check before drying – heat from the dryer can set stains, so this is really important. Repeat this process if necessary.
These steps will take care of all vegetable and fruit stains, so even the messiest eaters can still enjoy beautifully clean clothes (messy eaters everywhere start cheering!).
“I bought some pickled beets at a salad bar. Bringing them in the house, bag leaked on white living room rug. Squeezed Outrageous on the stains - gone in a minute, no scrubbing! Also, worked on days’ old mustard and blood stains. Awesome product!”
- Fred’s 5-star review, The Home Depot
Sap, Blood and Sunscreen Stains
Brushing against magnificent old trees, grazing your knees, or just enjoying time in the sun, can all leave unsightly marks on your clothes.
Here’s how to deal with clothing stains after spending the day working in your garden or enjoying a freshly cooked hotdog by the pool.
Removing Tree Sap from Clothing
It’s sticky, gooey and it clings to the fibers on your clothes. Tree sap can be a tricky stain to remove, but with some OUTrageous, it's pretty straight forward.
If there are large globs of sap, you can try this trick. Place some ice cubes in a plastic bag and place on the area stained with tree sap. This should help harden the sap making it easier to lift off and remove from your clothing.
Then continue to follow the directions shown below to wash the remaining sticky pine sap out of your garment.
- Wet the stain with hot water (as hot as the care label allows).
- Apply the OUTrageous and work it in with an old toothbrush. Let it set for a few minutes.
- Flush the stained area with hot water once again and notice the difference.
- Once again, pre-treat the stained area with OUTrageous.
- Launder on the hottest wash safe for the garment.
- Inspect the area carefully and repeat the steps if needed before drying.
Sap is tricky and sticky and is best removed in layers, so don’t give up – before you know it, you’ll have zapped that sap!
Removing Blood Stains
Whether you work, play or entertain in your garden, at some point or another, you will have to deal with a blood stain. From a scraped knee to a nicked finger when pruning the rose bushes, OUTrageous is here to help!
This dark red, organic substance can leave some nasty red or orange marks on clothes. There’s no need to worry though, these stains are child’s play when you’re ready with a bottle of OUTrageous.
- For fresh stains, flush out as much of the blood as you can with cold water.
- For older, dried stains, you still want to stick to cold water. Warm or hot water may cause blood (it’s the iron in the hemoglobin) to bind to the fibers.
- Once you’ve rinsed and rung out the garment, saturate the stained area with OUTrageous.
- Launder on a cold cycle and admire the results.
- Check the garment before drying. If necessary, repeat the steps above.
Fingers crossed you'll never have to deal with this kind of stain, but hey, if you do, you'll know exactly how to tackle them – the smart way!
Don’t wrinkle. Wear sunscreen.
Aware of what time in the sun can do to your skin, you go through buckets of sunscreen in the summer – that’s a good thing! While it protects your skin, it can hurt your clothes – we’ve got your back when it comes to the ugly oily sunscreen stains on your favorite items.
- If you know you've spilled a lot of sunscreen on an item, dab it off right away using a clean cloth to remove what you can.
- If the sunscreen is really oily use a dry paper towel (on both sides of the stain) and press gently to help soak up as much of the sunscreen as you can.
- Saturate the affected area with OUTrageous and work it in gently with a soft bristled brush.
- Launder the item on a warm cycle (as hot as the care label allows).
Goodbye oily, sunscreen stain!
“This stain remover says what it does and does what it says. Again, I am impressed. My first time ever trying a stain remover, pre-treater. I'm so used to just pouring in the detergent and that's it. Now I can see why people pre-treat clothing. This newbie has learned something. I like it, it smells great and it works! I do recommend this and also, a little bit goes a long way.”
- BrooklynDiva55’s 5-star review, The Home Depot
Rust, Charcoal, and BBQ Grill Stains
There is nothing like that smoky, decadent, delicious food cooked outside on the grill, and shared with loved ones on a warm summer’s evening as the sun sets.
Then there’s the clean-up.
While you handle the dishes, let OUTrageous handle the laundry!
You might think that rust stains are the end of the road for your favorite shirt.
But you’d be wrong.
Rust, like almost all stains, can be tackled with a few nifty tricks and of course, a great stain remover!
- Brush off any excess rust or dirt with a brush while the garment is dry.
- Flush the stained area with cold water working from behind the stain.
- Saturate the area with OUTrageous and work it in with an old toothbrush.
- Let it stand for 30 minutes, making sure the product doesn’t dry on the garment. Reapply to keep it wet.
- Launder the item on a cold wash and let it dry in the sun.
- If necessary, repeat the process.
Whatever you do, do not give up on clothes stained by rust, it’s nowhere near as hopeless as you may think.
Black, powdery, and with the potential to spread everywhere, you really don’t want charcoal on your clothes.
Here’s the best way to tackle charcoal stains and keep your clothes looking like new!
- Avoid touching or brushing at the stain with your hand; it will only spread the dust and work it into the garment even more.
- Using an upholstery attachment, vacuum (yep, that’s right!) suction up as much of the dust as possible.
- Lay the garment on some tissue paper or an absorbent cloth and saturate the stained area with OUTrageous working from the inside of the clothing.
- Now, flush warm water through the back of the stain.
- Retreat with OUTrageous and launder on a warm wash.
- Check the item before drying and repeat steps 3-5 if needed.
So, all you need is a bit of care and a dash of OUTrageous for a lot of relief!
BBQ Grill Stains
A barbecue isn’t a barbecue without delicious sauces to go with all that juicy grilled meat.
If only they would stay on your plate!
Here’s what to do when your clothes get splattered with grease or brightly colored BBQ sauce (it happens to everyone).
- Remove the excess sauce with a dull knife or spoon – dabbing it will only push the sauce further into the clothing fibers.
- Flush out the stain with hot water, working from behind.
- Generously apply OUTrageous to the affected area – if it is a heavy grease stain then lay it down on paper towel or a dry cloth to absorb some of the oil.
- Launder the item on a warm cycle (as hot as the care label allows) as the heat helps break down the oil.
- Check the item before drying and admire the results.
“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 5-star rating, The Home Depot
Outdoor living should bring you joy and ease stress - with OUTrageous handling the stains you'll be able to relax more and enjoy your time outside! Breathe in that fresh air, don’t be scared to get dirty, have fun with your family and friends, and relish that amazing food!
You deserve it.