How to Remove Blood Stains
WHAT YOU NEED
- bowl or sink filled with cold water
- bar of soap
- stain-removal spray
- cotton swab
- paper towel
- laundry detergent
Wet the stain with cold water
If the stain is fresh and still wet, soak fabric in cold water immediately.
Rub with soap
Rub the stain well with a bar of soap, lathering gently.
Tip: For light-colored fabrics, dab with a hydrogen peroxide, which acts as bleach.
Re-soak the stain with a pre-treatment stain remover
If the stain has already dried, spray with stain-removal solution. Let it soak in.
Dab on diluted ammonia
Apply a small amount of diluted ammonia to the area with a cotton swab.
Machine-wash the fabric using an enzyme detergent (most standard laundry soaps are enzyme-based), which breaks down protein stains. Make sure the blood has lifted before putting fabric in the dryer, as the heat will set the stain.