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How to Remove Blood Stains from Clothes


October 25, 2023

How to Remove Blood Stains from Clothes

Accidents happen, and one common mishap is getting blood on your clothes. As with most stains, the key to being able to get a blood stain out of clothes is acting quickly before it's been able to set in. While blood can be a tricky stain to get out of clothes, Blueland laundry tablets were tested alongside major brands on their ability to clean various household stains off of fabric, including blood. In this guide, we'll walk you through effective methods to get blood stains out of clothes, using laundry detergent.

1. Gather Supplies

Before you begin, make sure you have these on hand:

- Cold water

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- Clean cloth
- Salt

2. Rinse with Cold Water

For fresh stains, start by rinsing the blood stained area under cold, running water. This will help remove as much blood as possible before moving on to the next step. Do not use hot water on blood stained clothing, as it can set the stain.

3. Pre-treat the Stain


with a little bit of water to create a past and apply it to the blood stain.

4. Soak the Garment

Fill a basin or sink with cold water and let the garment soak for at least 30 minutes. For stubborn stains, you can add a tablespoon of salt to the water. Salt is a natural abrasive that can help break down the stain.

5. Check the Stain

After soaking, check the stain's progress. If it has lightened but not entirely disappeared, repeat steps 3 and 4 until the stain is gone.

6. Rinse Thoroughly

Once the stain is removed, rinse the garment under cold water to remove any residual detergent or stain remover.

7. Machine Wash

After rinsing, you can wash the garment as usual with

. Be sure to check the care label for any specific instructions regarding water temperature and cycle settings.

Tips for Removing Blood Stains

  • Never Use Hot Water: Hot water can set blood stains, making them more challenging to remove. Stick to cold water throughout the entire process.
  • Avoid Rubbing Vigorously: While it's important to agitate the stain gently, avoid aggressive rubbing, as it can damage the fabric fibers.
  • Use Natural Remedies with Caution: Lemon juice, hydrogen peroxide, and salt are effective natural stain removers. However, they can be harsh on certain fabrics, so always test on an inconspicuous area first.
  • Seek Professional Help if Necessary: For delicate or valuable fabrics, or for particularly stubborn stains, consider consulting a professional dry cleaner. They have the expertise and specialized products to tackle even the toughest stains.

By following these steps, you can effectively remove blood stains from your clothes, saving your favorite garments from permanent discoloration. Remember, acting quickly and using gentle, consistent techniques are the keys to success. With a bit of patience and the right supplies, you'll have your clothes looking good as new in no time.


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