A stain of blood on a piece of clothing?
In addition to being disturbing, blood stains are unpleasant. It is never fun to have them on our clothes or our favorite fabrics.
Also, getting them to leave is not always as easy as one would like. So here are some tips that will help you get rid of bloodstains.
1. Rinse the garment in cold water
This is still the best way to remove a fresh bloodstain, and it works great if you can scrub it off right away. If the bloodstain is on a carpet, mattress, or furniture that you will have trouble putting under the tap, use a clean cloth or sponge to wipe the stain away. Above all, do not use hot water in all cases, you risk cooking the blood because the blood is organic.
2. Use white thread
Take a lot of white thread and make it into a ball. The person who has bled should then put the ball of yarn in their mouth to soak it with saliva. Then rub the blood stain with that same ball of thread. This is an old seamstress trick that quickly removes a bloodstain.
3. White vinegar for cleaning
No need to introduce it anymore, the star of house cleaning, in addition to all its possibilities, is also active on bloodstains.
To treat blood stains on your clothes, pour undiluted white vinegar over the stain. Soak in the fabric for 5 to 10 minutes. Dab the stain well using a rag or towel. Repeat the process if necessary, then machine or hand wash as usual.
4. Use aspirin
Mix some water with aspirin. Lightly dab the stain with a cotton ball soaked in this mixture. Then rinse the fabric.
5. Use saltwater
For this method to be effective, you must act quickly after the incident to remove a bloodstain. The faster you can treat the stain with salt, the less time the bloodstain will settle in the fibers. Using salt and water is a great way to get rid of bloodstains on items that cannot be put in the washing machine, such as the mattress. Rinse the stain with cold water. Coldwater needs to run all over the stain and through it. If your stain is on a rug or heavy furniture, dab the stain with a kitchen towel or sponge. Then mix some water with salt to create a paste. Make sure the amount of paste matches the size of the stain. Rub the paste on the stained area. The grains of salt and their dehydrating properties will act on the fibers of the fabric. Rinse everything, and you’re done, the bloodstain will be gone entirely.
6. Remove a bloodstain with coca-cola
So there you are wondering what the good of putting another stain on top of my bloodstain. Well, Coca-Cola has incredible cleaning properties. This method is suitable to know because we may not have ammonia or hydrogen peroxide on hand, but Coke, it seems easier to find. In our case, to remove blood stains from your clothes, soak the garment overnight in coca-cola, and the stain will simply disappear. Coke is also to be avoided on fragile clothing because it is too aggressive. Likewise, it is vital to act quickly with the stain, the more the bloodstain will remain untreated on your clothes, the more difficult it will be to remove it.
7. Try powdered meat tenderizer
This method of seasoning is to be used to clean solid fabrics such as jeans, but especially not on delicate fabrics. This product could damage fabrics like silk, wool, or linen, which are also made of protein. Fill a small bowl with 1 cup of cold water. Drape the bloody area of the fabric in water and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the enzyme product directly on the wet stain. Leave as long as possible, and rub the paste over the stain. Then wash the garment as you usually would.
8. Use ammonia
Yes, ammonia does not smell good … But it can be useful if you have some on hand. Mix 1 tablespoon of ammonia with 1/2 cup of cold water and pour it over the more stubborn stain. When the stain is gone, rinse with more cooling water. Avoid using ammonia on linen, silk, or wool.
9. Remove with soap
How to remove a blood stain if you are on the street? If you are in a public toilet, you can remove the blood stain with soap. Rub with soap directly on the stain. Soak the stained area in cold water, then rub with a generous amount of soap on the stain between your fists. Do the “work” until you get a good foam. Rinse off with cold water and repeat until the stain and suds are gone. Again, do not use hot water. If you are using the “soapy” method on carpets, mattresses, or furniture, it is essential not to use too much soap, as it is difficult to rinse it off properly afterward.
10. Use lemon juice
Pour lemon juice on a bloodstain, and let sit for a few minutes. Use your usual detergent to wash your laundry. Consider repeating the process for stubborn stains. Lemon is a real ally in your daily cleaning.
11. Apply toothpaste to remove dried bloodstain
This method is preferred on fabrics that can be machine washed or carefully hand-washed afterward. If you use this method on carpets or furniture, you run the risk of having the smell of toothpaste permeated permanently.
Apply toothpaste to the bloodstained area and let it dry. Rinse off the toothpaste with cold water. Wash the stained area with soap and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Repeat if necessary.
12. Use hydrogen peroxide
Is the bloodstain stubborn? Before deciding to use hydrogen peroxide, be aware that it can bleach or damage certain fabrics and can cause stains. If you want to use this method on cloth, you should use it with caution and make sure you use it in inconspicuous places. Otherwise, this product is excellent for removing blood stains from all other surfaces. Hydrogen peroxide can safely, and you will understand it very effectively, remove blood stains such as on porous surfaces such as concrete. Pour hydrogen peroxide over the stain. Remember to dilute hydrogen peroxide with 50% water if you are treating delicate fabrics. Take care not to let the foam spill out of the stained area… Wipe off the foam with a cloth and pour over a little hydrogen peroxide again until the stain is gone. Then the machine washes the stained garment. You can also soak the entire garment in a bowl of hydrogen peroxide. Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove stained clothes and rinse them in cold water.