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How to remove blood stains

How to Remove Blood Stains

Here are our easy-to-follow tips to remove blood stains from your favorite cotton clothes. It’s not as hard as you think.

| What you need to treat blood stains

  • Toothbrush
  • Laundry detergent or pretreatment

| Steps

1. Brush the stained area

To remove the surface deposit of blood, brush the stain well with a toothbrush, or with your fingernail, to remove the excess. For dried blood stains, you can skip this step.

2a. Apply detergent for fresh blood stains

Pretreat the stain or soak the garment in cool water with an enzyme-based detergent. Make sure the detergent is bleach-free.

2b. Apply hydrogen peroxide for dried blood stains

For dried blood stains on light-colored clothes, dab some hydrogen peroxide on the stain. Beware that hydrogen peroxide can bleach color out of clothes, so use this exclusively for light or white clothes.

2c. Apply baking soda

Mix baking soda with water to make a paste and apply it to the stain. Let it sink in for half an hour. This is safe for dark clothing.

3. Launder

Launder the garment as usual, according to the care instructions.



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