How to Remove Dry Blood Stains

Do you know how to remove dry blood stains? Anyone with active children or who is active themselves has most likely gotten blood on their clothes. Fear not, the stain can be removed. Follow these steps to learn how to do it.

There are a few things that will remove that pesky stain. One is to soak the garment in hydrogen peroxide. Let it sit and fizz for a few minutes and then rinse it out. Peroxide works in a similar manner as bleach in that it will lighten hair, fabric, etc. If the object is not white, do a little test spot on a part of the object that will not be noticeable if the color lightens. If the object is something that can be washed in the washing machine, make sure you rinse out the peroxide before throwing it in with the rest of the laundry.

If the stained object is white you might as well begin by trying bleach. Bleach is renowned for its stain fighting powers for a reason: it works.

If the bleach and the peroxide are unsuccessful in lifting the stain, you can use baking soda. Place some baking soda in a little dish or even directly on the object. Then, add water to make a paste. You can either let the paste sit on top of the stain or use a brush to get it deep into the fiber. Depending on how old the stain is it is possible that you won't be able to completely remove it. The tips describe above will likely remove a fairly new stain, but will probably not take out a year-old stain. Each of them should lighten the stain some however. You can continue to repeat the procedures above until the stain is lightened to an acceptable level or until it stops getting any lighter.If the stain is on your carpet you can try a mix of water and ammonia. Make sure you do not inhale the ammonia fumes as they are quite harmful. A combination of one cup water, one tablespoon ammonia is a good starting point. Combine the solution in a spray bottle and spray the solution directly onto the stained carpet. Let it sit for a few minutes and blot it up with a clean rag. You can also try commercial carpet cleaners to get blood stained carpets clean.

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