Blood from fabric quick tips

Blood is one of those stains that responds best when acted on quickly for best results. Blot stain with cold water, then rinse with cold water. If stain remains then blot using water and a little dish soap. Flush thoroughly with cool water. If the stain is still present soak in an enzyme based spotter like shout and flush thoroughly with water. Heat will set this stain.

2 Replies to “Blood from fabric quick tips”

  1. i had a grease spot on a red cotton shirt-I used WD4o ( a friend told me to try it) the stain is enormous now-another friend told me to soak it in corn starch. Any suggestions?

  2. If you get to it immediately, Hydrogen peroxide will “eat” the blood out of fabrics. If you can hold the fabric over the sink and pour peroxide directly on it. Wait until the bubbling stops, then repeat if necessary. Scrubbing the fabric together with the peroxide helps as well. Repeat until all blood is gone.

    If it’s too late for peroxide, soak the fabric in Folex (may be purchased at Home Depot -on the flooring isle. or Wal-mart) Then wash as normal. Check to see if the stain came out BEFORE drying (then repeat if necessary- although it’s usually not) as the heat will set the stain.

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