How to Remove Dirt Stains from Jeans
You’ve been playing in the dirt, and now you have to remove the dirt stains from your jeans. Here’s a quick way to do so with some stuff that’s likely around your home.
- Hand cleaner
- Small brush or old toothbrush
- Laundry Supplies
- Do you have hand cleaner around your home? Some people suggest heavy-duty hand cleaners (like Lava Soap) but really, anything will do. Take whatever hand cleaner that you have and spread a layer of it on both sides of the stain on your jeans. This will ensure that you get the stain from every possible angle.
- Take your brush or toothbrush and gently scrub at the stain from both sides. Make sure that you use circular motions that stay within the area of the original stain so that you don’t spread it further. You want the cleaner to get deeper into the fabric, hence the brushing.
- Allow your jeans to sit with the cleaner on them for an hour or two.
- Launder your jeans as you usually would, but take care that the spin cycle lasts longer than it usually would. You may have to force your washer to go through the spin cycle twice in order to get the desired effect (about 30 minutes total)
- After you’ve washed your jeans, throw them on the clothes line and/or allow them to air dry. Then, check the stain. If the stain is not gone, then repeat the process again.
Now that you know how to clean the dirt stains from your jeans, even your “work jeans” and “gardening jeans” can be repurposed and can look almost as good as new. Try this method – it really does work, wherever in your jeans that the stains may be.