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 remove blood stains, so no one will know it was there. Here are the steps to remove blood stains.
Steps to Remove Blood Stains
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 you’ll want to use cold water while tackling the stain because blood is a protein stain. Follow the steps below to remove blood stains from a variety of fabrics.
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 the drying process.
Sheets, Towels, and Shirts
Thoroughly rinse the stain with cold water—Pretreat with White Wizard® Stain Remover. Use a hard-bristled toothbrush to apply the stain remover, using a circular motion. For fresh stains, soak the sheets, towels, or clothes in cold water for a few minutes. 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 when you have limited stain removal options available. Plain table salt and cold water can get fresh blood out of clothes in a pinch.
Using White Wizard® Stain Remover to Remove Blood Stains
Finally, sometimes with bloodstains, you need to repeat the stain removal process more than once to save your clothes, upholstery, or bedding. If you have any questions about using White Wizard® Stain Remover to remove blood stains, contact us today!