How to Get Mud Out of Denim
What you will need:
- Heavy laundry detergent or liquid dishwashing soap
- Toothbrush (an old cleaning toothbrush)
- Hot water
Mud can be a messy and hard to remove when it gets all over your favorite pair of jeans. Never fear there are a few great tricks to removing that nasty mud stain from your jeans.
- Fight the urge to scrub the mud from any garment made of denim. Rubbing the mud on this type of fabric could make the stain a whole lot worse. Instead of trying to remove the mud right away, leave it to dry.
- Once the mud has dried, use an old toothbrush to gently brush away the dried mud. Continue to brush the mud off of the blue jeans until you feel confident you have removed all the mud you can.
- Next, shake out the denim to remove any mud residue.
- Completely cover the mud stain in heavy laundry detergent or liquid dish soap. Then add a few drops of water to make the soap foam.
- Use your old toothbrush to scrub the stain. This time you don't need to worry about scrubbing the stain hard. Denim is a heavy fabric and can handle a good scrubbing.
- Next, rinse out the soap under hot water. As you are running the soap out of the denim scrub the denim with the toothbrush to remove all of the soap.
- Inspect your denim garment. If there is still a mud stain you can soak your garment. To soak fill a sink, laundry tub, or bucket with hot water. Soak your denim for about 10 minutes.
- Cover the stained area with soap and scrub the mud stain with your fingers. After you have scrubbed the stain for awhile allow the denim to soak for another 5 minutes. Repeat the soaking and scrubbing until you can no longer remove the stain.
- Wash your denim as you normally would. Do not dry unless the stain has been entirely removed. If the stain remains, repeat steps 8-9.
More Tips for Getting Mud Stains Out of Your Clothing
- Be patient! Do not clean the mud off of your cloths right away. Allow the mud to dry before you begin the stain removal process.
- Know your material. If you can use hot water to soak and scrub than do so. The hot water will allow the stain to break up a little easier than cold water.
- If you are washing a sport uniform do not put the stain free garment in the dryer. The type of material used to make uniforms will shrink when heat is applied.
- If your clothing is heavily soiled wash it alone as to not transfer the stain to the other cleaner cloths.