Imagine if one day your favourite white clothes accidentally have blood stains on them, you will panic at one shot and will try to find ways to remove those ill stains because you know that it requires certain skills and products to remove it thoroughly.
The easiest way is not to waste your time worrying because luckily, there are certain ways to remove those ill stained blood if it\’s either a dried or wet blood from any color clothing item.
What you need:
- hydrogen peroxide
- cold water
- unused or an old toothbrush
- Firstly, you should try to remove the blood stain when it is still in wet condition. Do not let it dry in the clothes if you can. That\’s because it is harder to remove dried blood from the clothes. But if the blood has dried already on the clothes, you should let the clothing item sit in cold water temperature for five minutes or more to diluted the dried blood.
- Secondly, after letting the clothes sit in cold water you should squeeze the excess water from the soaked clothes. Use hydrogen peroxide directly to the blood stain for both dry and wet clothes but be careful because most clothes are delicate to hydrogen peroxide so you must test in an inconspicuous area in your clothes first. During this process you probably will see a bubble erupt where it means that the hydrogen peroxide is reacting to dilute the blood .Let the hydrogen peroxide sit on the blood stain for a while and then scrub the blood stained area using an old toothbrush or just by using your finger and nails.
- After that, rinse thoroughly with cold water until the stain fully comes out. If the blood stain remains on the clothes then you can repeat the same procedure until the garment is clean. It is a known fact that dried blood stains take longer and more effort to be cleaned because it would not come as clean as the wet blood. Make sure before you wear the clothes again, rinse them completely with water to make sure the hydrogen peroxide is thoroughly out. Only by then wash the clothes with regular laundry to make sure it is completely cleaned.
However, before you begin to scrub all the stains you must bear in mind that there are a few crucial tips to make your life easier. For instance, hydrogen peroxide can be applied to the stain to dilute the blood with an eyedropper but this solution can damage the fabric. So you should dilute it with 50% of water first. Also, you should never use hot water on a fresh stain because the hot water can cause the blood to set on the fabric. If you do not have hydrogen peroxide, you can use standard washing powders because it also contains enzymes which can help to dilute the blood stain.
You also can use baking soda, salt and meat tenderizer on the stain for half an hour before washing it. It is because these products work by breaking down the residual blood in the cloth. This is the safer way because you don\’t have to risk the clothes by bleaching the fabric like you would if you have used hydrogen peroxide or bleach.