Blood Stain Removal Solutions

This is your step by step guide to blood stain removal from clothes, fabrics, carpets and upholstery.

Of all the possible clothing and carpet stains, blood is one of the trickiest one’s to remove. However, don’t stress if you get blood on your carpet or clothing. With a bit of persistence, it’s possible to eliminate any trace of the spot.

Below are solutions on how to remove blood stains from clothes & fabrics and removing blood stains from carpets & upholstery.

Description: The fluid that circulates in the principal vascular system of human beings and other vertebrates, in humans consisting of plasma in which the red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are suspended. Blood is one of the most precious substances in the world; it enables us to stay alive.

Blood stain removalUnfortunately, blood stains are not limited by season. Humans run the risk of stains from this precious fluid at every turn, in cases of accidental scrapes, cuts and scratches. Women of childbearing age know to guard against bloody stains for about one week each month.

Blood can reach any area of any garment, and sometimes even furniture or carpeting. Some especially vulnerable places include the knees and elbows of children's clothes, as scrapes are common in these areas. Blood stains can happen at any time of the day or night.

Blood Stain Removal from Clothes & Fabrics

Solution 1:

1. Blot the stain with cold water.

2. Then blot with a mild liquid dishwashing detergent mixed with water.

3. Flush thoroughly with water.

4. If the spot persists, try removing blood stains by mixing the detergent and water with a couple drops of ammonia.

5. Flush thoroughly with water.

6. If the stain still won’t go away, and the fabric is colorfast, soak it in an enzyme-containing product. Test for colorfastness first on an inconspicuous spot.

7. Flush thoroughly with water.

Solution 2:

1. For a fresh blood stain, soak in cold salty water.

2. Follow with a vinegar wash if necessary.

3. For dried blood stains, make up a borax and water paste and apply it to the stain.

4. Let it dry, then brush clean.

Blood Stain Removal from Carpets & Upholstery

Solution 1:

1. Blot up as much as you can with paper towel.

2. Mix 1/4 teaspoon clear dishwashing detergent and 1 cup lukewarm water.

3. Blot with paper towel from the outside to the center of the stain.

4. Repeat blotting until the paper towel no longer picks up the stain.

5. Rinse with clear water.

6. If the stain is gone, place white paper towels over the area and weight down, changing towels periodically until the area is dry.

7. If the stain is stubborn, try a solution of 2 tablespoons nonsudsing ammonia with 1 cup lukewarm water.

8. Rinse and blot as mentioned previously.

9. Immediately follow with a mixture of 1 cup white vinegar and 2 cups water to neutralize the ammonia.

10. Blot and rinse as mentioned previously, and weight down paper towels over the stain until dry.

Solution 2:

1. Blot with cloth or paper towels.

2. Use cold water working it into the pile.

3. Blot again and repeat as necessary.

4. If this does not work, try to remove blood stains by sponging with mild detergent (1 teaspoon neutral detergent – that is, no alkalis or bleaches – in 1 cup lukewarm water).

5. Then sponge with ammonia solution (1 tablespoon household ammonia in 1/2 cup water).

6. Sponge rinse with cold water.

Have you reached blood stain removal success? I hope so!

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