Blood is one of the ugliest stains. A sudden nosebleed from a frantic child can leave stains all over your house. Whether blood dripped on machine washable fabrics (such as sheets, towels, and shirts) or non-machine washable fabrics (carpets, mattresses, and couches), White Wizard® Stain Remover can remove blood stains, so no one will know it was there.
Dried blood is typically going to be much harder to remove (though not impossible). So, make sure to address the stain as quickly as possible to see the best results. And before we get started, it’s important to note that because blood is a protein stain, you’ll want to use cold water while tackling the stain. Follow the steps below to remove blood stains from a variety of fabrics.
Steps to Remove Blood Stains
What You’ll Need:
- Clean cloth or towel
- Hard-bristled toothbrush
- White Wizard® Stain Remover
- Salt (if it’s an on-the-go emergency)
Carpets, Mattresses, and Couches
The trick to getting blood out of a non-machine washable fabric is to use as little water as possible—you don’t want to soak it, or else it will never dry! Use White Wizard® Stain Remover and dab it on stains using a clean cloth or towel. Don’t be afraid to go slowly and use several applications. Then allow the mattress, carpet, or couch some time to air dry. If you live in a damp climate, turning a standing fan toward the fabric will help aid the drying process.
Sheets, Towels, and Shirts
For fresh stains, soak the sheets, towels, or clothes in cold water for a few minutes. Thoroughly rinse the stain with cold water—Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover or liquid detergent. Use a hard-bristled toothbrush to apply the stain remover, using a circular motion. Next, launder as recommended on the label.
For older stains on sheets and clothes, first, saturate with White Wizard® Stain Remover and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes. Use a hard-bristled toothbrush to apply. Rinse with cold water. If the stain remains, repeat with stain remover and rinsing. Then launder as recommended on the label.
Double-check that the stain is removed entirely before throwing it into the dryer for machine-washable fabrics.
Pro Tip: If the stain remains, rewash using a bleach that’s safe for that fabric.
Unfortunately, sometimes accidents happen when you’re on the go. We recommend keeping a few salt packets in your purse for when you have limited stain removal options available. Plain table salt and cold water can get fresh blood out of clothes in a pinch.
Finally, sometimes with bloodstains, you need to repeat the stain removal process more than once to save your clothes, upholstery, or bedding.