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How To Remove Blood Stains

 

Instructions :

blood stains

Blood stains. Yuk!

Getting blood stains out takes quick action since once blood dries on fabric it becomes all too permanent.

There are several methods for removing fresh blood stains from clothing and fabrics.

Here are some of the best ways to get blood stains out fast, along with related Web resources for more information on getting blood stains out of carpet, counter tops and other hard surfaces:

1. First, try plain old cold water! Since high temperatures make blood set almost immediately, DO NOT use warm or hot water. Simply run cold water over the blood stain, add liquid or bar soap, and scrub vigorously until the stain is gone.

2. If soap doesn't do the job completely, try pouring ammonia straight over the stain and scrub again.

3. Hydrogen peroxide is another easy method for getting blood stains out of clothing or fabric. Simply fill a bowl with hydrogen peroxide and steep the blood stained section of fabric in the bowl for 10-15 minutes. Remove the garment and rinse in cold water.

4. Good old fashioned spit is another surprising treatment for blood stains. The same enyzymes found in human spit that help digest food are the same ones that will dissolve blood. Spit on the stain, and rub it out until the stain disappears. Repeat if necessary. As above, scrub in a little soap and then rinse in cold water.

5. Speaking of enzymes, unseasoned meat tenderizer will also do the trick. Soak the blood stain in cold water and sprinkle a heaping tablespoon of plain meat tenderizer powder into the water. Leave for several hours until you see the stain lifting and repeat if necessary. Wash as usual.

Helpful Hints :

Basic treatment for getting rid of blood stains is to remove it as quickly as possible before it has a chance to set. Always try cold water first, since harsher chemicals may damage more delicate fabrics.

If any of the above-mentioned materials are not on hand, try baking soda or table salt mixed in cold water. Windex spray has also been shown to be effective when rubbed into the stain. Wash as usual and the stain should be gone.

Before blood stains happen, plan ahead. Buy a bottle of commercial spot or stain remover made by the big manufacturers. Make sure you check that blood is one of the primary stains that it promises to remove, then follow directions.

Materials List :

COLD water, ammonia, windex spray, your own spit (!), meat tenderizer, table salt, baking soda, commercial spot or stain removers.

Submitted By :

Nancy Cash

 

More about how to remove blood stains around the Web:

How Stuff Works: How to Remove Blood Stains

How to Remove Blood Stains from Clothes

How to Clean Blood Stains - Directions for how to remove blood stains from fabric, carpet, wallpaper, countertops and other hard surfaces.

 

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