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*Tips on Grass/dirt Stains on White Baseball Pants*

I have an 8 yr old boy getting ready to start another season of baseball and I've already begun to dread the stains he'll get on his white pants. Usually I soak them in Biz but that didn't seem to cut it last season. I need some ideas of other products to use, no matter how wacky!

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Well I've got some great responses, THANKS!!!! Our season starts next week so I'll keep everyone posted on what works best!

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There's a few different things I think work. I've used oxy clean. I love Zout. And one, I can't remember it's name exactly, it's in the infant aisle. It's a white bottle with a pink label. It gets a lot of stains out plus the smell. I have heard of people dumping a can of coke in the washer. The acid dissolves stains. Or you could try pepsi, it actually has a higher acidity level than coke. If all else fails. There is plain ol' clorox bleach.

Available at craft stores (like Joann) - CARBONA Stain Wizard. www.carbona.com This stuff is really good.

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There's a few different things I think work. I've used oxy clean. I love Zout. And one, I can't remember it's name exactly, it's in the infant aisle. It's a white bottle with a pink label. It gets a lot of stains out plus the smell. I have heard of people dumping a can of coke in the washer. The acid dissolves stains. Or you could try pepsi, it actually has a higher acidity level than coke. If all else fails. There is plain ol' clorox bleach.

OXYCLEAN!!! I love this stuff. It may not work on set in stains, but if you throw it in a bucket with water and the pants overnight by morning your sons pants should be good as new. It seems to be great for anything biological. Good luck.

I have an 8 year old with white ball pants again this season too. I use some stuff called Goop. It is about 99 cents at Wal-mart, but you will find it in the automotive section. It is for mechanics to wash their hands with. It is in a small round container and it is a white jelly-like stuff. I take it, wet the area, then I put this on there and rub the article together underneath the water. I have found it to cut almost anything and it is soo cheap. You can also buy the same kind of stuff at AutoZone and O'Reilly's. It doesn't say it is for clothing on the front of the container, but if you will read the back it has directions for removing stains on clothing. I Love it!! I don't dread those white pants anymore. LOL. I also have a bleach pin for anything stubborn on whites. I put it on and let sit a couple of hours, then wash it by itself. It is good for those tomato based products like pizza sauce. Hope this helps.

a lot of times just straight rubbing alcohol takes stains right out. it works well on blood stains.

hope it helps..

I use only non-toxic products. For cleaning white baseball pants I would use Pre-spot and let them sit for an hour or so after spraying and rubbing a little to get the Pre-spot worked into the stain. Then I would run the washer with 1 oz of the Melapower, and 1 oz of the Melabrite. It works WONDERFULLY in hot or cold, my clothes last longer and i don't have to worry about allergens. ALSO it costs less than anything I have ever tried. the cleaning products are at www.saferforyourhome.com and you can see them there. I order them direct through the company. I have seen these products get out permanent marker, ink, paint, pipe glue, blood, etc--very easily and without damaging the clothes.

Oxyclean, Oxyclean, Oxyclean!!!!

Hi L....I love the laundry stain remover Zout. This product can remove fresh stains and set-in stains. It is mainly effective on tomato and oil-based stains but I have used it for a wide variety of stains with much success. Good luck.
W. Q

OXICLEAN! I love the stuff, it gets everything out. I get the huge bucket of Oxiclean powder at Costco for about 15 bucks and it lasts about 3 months or so doing laundry for a family of 5 (plus 2 dogs and their bedding).

I pretreat stains with Shout spray then put a scoop of oxiclean into the washing machine load along with my regular detergent and my kids clothes always come out stain free. There's rarely a time it doesn't get all the way out and a second treatment usually does the trick.

On anything white I also use a Clorox bleach pen and it makes it like new. It's great because the bleach is in a gel form so it doesn't spread and drip. You just dab it directly on the stain with the pen and wash after 15 min.

You might also want to get a pair of the spandex like material pants for practice. My boys play football and they have a pair of practice pants and a pair of game pants. Last year I got the spandex like pants and they clean so easy. The only other thing I use is spray and wash and oxi clean.
Good luck this season :)

I have used that Clorox Pen with great success. Of course, you can only use it on white, but it worked for me. Even on ballgame dirt. I wish that had been available when my son was a baby/toddler! I would have used tons of it! You might also try soaking the pants in Borax water. I used to soak my boy's diapers in borax water. It helped keep them white and it took care of the odor.

I use spray & wash dual power and it works wonderful. You can even use it on colors. Sometimes it may take more than one application, but I have had great success with it. I just put it on there and let is set for a little while and then wash the item.

Have you tried Oxyclean? I put 1 scoop in a bucket of really hot water, then just soak the stained clothing for a few hours. It works on almost eveything. The also make Oxyclean spray now, although I haven't tried it yet. Good luck!

Just a thought, would ScotchGard work BEFORE he goes to practice to help keep the stains from setting in? It works on fabric furniture.

Available at craft stores (like Joann) - CARBONA Stain Wizard. www.carbona.com This stuff is really good.

Four years ago, I tried lots of stain removers with my two boys (now 9 and 11), but now only use Melaleuca products. Their Pre-Spot is awesome! I do however, spray the pants, and let sit overnight or for a few hours. I tried lots of other 'natural' products, but nothing worked that well. I won't recommend anything from the store, just because of the toxins in those products. Hope this helps! God bless!

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Oxy Clean has been a lifesaver. Take a tspn and add just enough water to make a paste. Rub it into the stain and leave it for several hours. The trick is to rub the paste in as soon as possible following the stain's creation! Then, put through the wash, adding a scoop of oxy clean to your usual regimen of detergent. It's taken care of all the nasty baby stains my daughter's created all over the house and her clothes! The other nice thing is that it doesn't have lots of chemicals in it, so it's much easier on the skin. Hope that helps!

Here's what my mom does for my brothers white baseball pants. She sprays them with the shout foam or shout gel as soon as they get home from the game. Then she washes them with Tide and pours a little bit of Simple Green in with the wash! It works every time, and my brother plays short stop....so he's always a mess! Ha.

Hi L.
I use the oxi clean spray it works great for me, food stains, formula stains, and dirt. You might try it.
W.

I agree with Oxiclean.. I was a firm believer in Shout, but after I tried oxy on some of my sons clothes, Oxy it was. He had some stained white onsies from blowouts, I filled up the sink with really hot water, scoop of oxy and let his clothes soak over night and they're good as new!

My son had BIG TIME stains after every game that he played in. The best thing that I used was Shout. If the pants are white and the Shout does not work for some reason, you could use either 409 or make a Comet Paste and spread the paste onto the stain and use an old toothbrush to help scrub out the stain. BUT the one thing to remember with the comet paste is BE SURE TO RINSE IMMEDIATELY, if you do not you could have a slight light green stain from the Comet. Best bet from my experience is to use either SHOUT or 409.

Hi L., I was going to get on here and tell you I love buying whites because thier so easy to bleach and it makes them look like new. I've been reading some of your other responses though and I was wondering if you would post which one worked best for you.? I have a ten year old boy, so like yours dirt grows from the inside out lol! Also where does your husband work? Mine installs carpet, but he gets alot of calls wanting him to do carpentry. It's easier to give someone a carpenters phone number, then explain that he isn't a carpenter. Thank you, A.

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