No matter how careful we may be, accidents will happen. Paper cuts, nose bleeds, kitchen accidents and razor nicks can lead to blood getting onto our clothes. Blood can be a difficult stain to remove due to the protein, especially if the fabric of the garment is delicate. That's the time that we keeps wondering how to get blood out of clothes. It gets even harder once the blood has dried on our clothes. The wrong treatment for stain removal can make the problem worse. Below are some tips to help you save your wardrobe from catastrophe.
How to Get Fresh Blood Out of Clothes
Removing fresh blood is not as hard as you think. Here are 5 ways that help you to get that fresh blood stains out of your clothes.
Rinse in cold water
Rinsing in cold—very cold—water is the easiest way to remove fresh blood from clothing and it works immediately. Continue rinsing in the cold water until the satin has been completely removed from the garment. If the blood is in something that can’t be soaked, such as carpet or furniture, blot with a cloth soaked in cold water until the stain disappears.
Use hydrogen peroxide
Be careful as hydrogen peroxide can bleach certain fabrics as well as staining them. Test first on an inconspicuous area. Pour the peroxide on the stain, but don’t let it foam outside of the stain area. Use a solution of half-peroxide/half-water on delicate fabrics. You may need to add it several times as the action stops after a few minutes, wiping the stained item between each addition of solution. Once the stain is gone, rinse in cold water.
Try salt water
If some of the stain still remains after rinsing with cold water, mix cold water with salt to make a paste. The amount of paste you need will depend on the size of the stain. You want to saturate the area completely. Rub the paste onto the stain. Rinse with cold water and repeat if necessary, then wash the garment in a normal cycle.
Apply soap or shampoo
If you do not have salt or hydrogen peroxide on hand and rinsing with cold water hasn’t completely removed the stain, apply a generous amount of soap or shampoo to the area. Scrub the area well to work the soap into the fabric and add more cold water, if needed. Rinse in cold water until the lather and stain are gone.
Put ammonia on tough stains
For more stubborn stains, mix one tablespoon of ammonia with a half cup of cold water and pour this over the stain. Let sit for a few minutes and then rinse with cold water, repeating if necessary. Do not use ammonia on delicate fabrics such as silk, linen, or wool.