7 Best Tips for Removing Common Stains from School Uniforms
Stained school uniforms? Don’t despair, OutRageous Stain Remover and Laundry Pre-Treater comes to the rescue!
Outrageous works on dirt, oil, grass, flavored juice, food and other natural stains. The powerful pre-treater works to instantly separate the toughest stains from fibers and is suitable for all fabric colors, even white clothes.
Kids are involved in all kinds of fun, games and adventures during the school year. From accidents in the playground, to spills in art class, how to remove grass, mud, food and other items is a continual worry.
The great news is that they can make all those great memories without you having to worry about the stains left behind on their school uniform. With a little bit of OutRageous (and a few handy tips) those pesky stains will be a thing of the past!
*Distant sound of cheering moms everywhere*
1. Grass Stains
How can something so beautifully organic create such an awful – and stubborn – mess?
It’s a mystery.
But luckily, learning how to remove grass stains from school clothes isn’t difficult!
- Remove any remaining grass.
- Pour some 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.
- Launder the item on a cold wash, and you're done!
“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
2. Mud Stains
Rain plus having kids around (or anyone really) equals mud – UGH!
OutRageous to the rescue!
- Let the mud dry, and flake or scrape off as much of it as you can with a knife.
- Pre-treat the stain with OutRageous and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
- For heavier stains, let it sit for at least an hour and use a brush to work the OutRageous into the fabric fibers on both sides of the stain.
- Wash the item in warm water and check it before drying. The heat of the dryer will set any mud that remains – repeat steps 1-3 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 am in love with this product.”
-“Mom-of-3-boys’” 5 stars review, The Home Depot
3. Crayon Stains
When there’s a little Picasso in the house, crayon doodles will become part of the décor and a regular part of your laundry routine!
Take heart – these colorful creations are not as permanent as you might think! Here’s the perfect tutorial on how to remove crayon stains from clothing.
- Remove the excess wax – place the stain face down on a couple of paper towels, then iron with a hot iron on the back side of the stain.
- Dampen the stain with warm water.
- Using a brush, saturate the area with OutRageous, working it into the fabric in circular motions.
- Launder on the hottest wash safe for the fabric.
TIP: Don’t forget to take a photo of the artwork before removing all traces of its existence – this will keep the little artist happy (and hopefully prevent a replacement being made during their next art class!).
“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
4. Paint Stains
Kids love to paint – at home, a friend’s house, art class or anywhere they can get their hands on some paint!
Breathe. Just breathe.
Treat paint stains in school uniforms like a pro with these handy tips and your bottle of OutRageous Stain Remover & Laundry Pre-Treater.
- While the paint is still wet, rinse the item with warm water and work the paint out by rubbing it. The stain will be permanent if you let the paint dry, so act quickly!
- Rinse and launder.
Oil-based Paint (trickier and best kept far, far away from kids!)
- Remove as much of the paint as possible by placing the stain face down on some paper towels and pouring the prescribed paint thinners through the fabric.
- Saturate the area with OutRageous.
- Rinse and launder.
5. Blood Stains
Fingers crossed that you’ll be able to avoid this stain completely, but life happens – and some kids seem genuinely accident-prone, right?
This seemingly disastrous stain is surprisingly easy to remove! Hooray!
- Flush out the blood from the inside out with cold water.
- Saturate the area with OutRageous.
- Launder the item on a cold wash.
- Check it carefully before drying as heat sets stains – air-dry the uniform if possible.
BONUS: OutRageous is known for successfully removing old stains, so it's time you said goodbye to those pale orange stains once and for all – towels, bedding, you name it!
7. Chocolate Milk Stains
Food and drink stains are probably two of the biggest challenges when it comes to cleaning school uniforms. Removing chocolate milk is tricky especially when it comes to light-colored clothing.
- Rinse out as much of the chocolate milk as possible using cool running water.
- Treat the stained area with Outrageous then use a soft brush or sponge to gently work the stain remover into the fabric.
- Let it work for 30 to 45 minutes.
- Rinse and repeat steps 1-3 if needed.
- Wash on a warm setting then dry as usual.
7. Glue Stains
Okay, removing glue from fabric might not be as bad as it seems. White PVC glues are water based – hooray! This means easy clean-up for you and less time in the laundry room.
- Let the glue dry completely – trying to remove while it’s still wet will just spread the glue out.
- Once it’s dried, peel and scrape off as much glue as possible.
- Soak the uniform in cold water (heat will set the glue) – overnight if possible.
- Remove the garment from the water then rub in a generous amount of Outrageous Pre-Treater into the remaining stain.
- Head to the laundry room and wash on a warm setting.
“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
You can do this.
Breathe deeply and keep that bottle of OutRageous handy. Enjoy those awesome kids of yours; sure, they make a mess, but you know you'd be lost without them!