Blood is one of the ugliest and hard to remove stains. A sudden nosebleed from a frantic child can leave stains all over your house. Whether blood is dripped on machine washable fabrics or non-washable surfaces, White Wizard® Stain Remover can tackle blood stains, so no one will know it was there.
How to Tackle Blood Stains
Follow the steps below to remove blood stains from a variety of fabrics. Dried blood is typically much harder to remove, so make sure to address the stain as quickly as possible for the best results. It’s important to note that because blood is a protein stain, you’ll want to use cold water while tackling the stain.
What You’ll Need:
- Clean cloth or towel
- Hard-bristled brush
- White Wizard® Stain Remover
- Salt (if it’s an on-the-go emergency)
Steps for Shirts, Sheets, and Towels
For fresh stains, soak the item in cold water for 30 minutes. Thoroughly rinse the stain with cold water and apply White Wizard® Stain Remover. Use a hard-bristled brush to apply the stain remover, using a soft, circular motion. Next, launder as recommended on the label.
For older stains, saturate the item with White Wizard® Stain Remover and allow it to sit for 30 minutes. Use a hard-bristled brush 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.
Steps for 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.
Steps For Accidents on the Go
To be prepared when you are away from home, we recommend keeping a few salt packets in your purse or car. Plain table salt and cold water can get fresh blood from clothes in a pinch.
When you get home, apply White Wizard® Stain Remover. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then use a hard-bristled brush to apply the stain remover with a soft, circular motion. Next, launder as recommended on the label.
Sometimes with bloodstains, you need to repeat the stain removal process more than once to save your clothes, upholstery, or bedding.