05 June 2014

Step-by-Step to Treating Blood Stains

I don't know about your family but mine seems to be accident prone at times, resulting in a lot of bumps, bruises, scrapes, cuts and nicks. Between sport, sewing, gardening and my kitchen accidents it seems there is at least one blood stain to deal with every week.

The trick to treating blood, or any, stain is to get to it quickly. After that you just need to know what you're dealing with and treat it accordingly.

Two tablespoons of salt, 1 tablespoon of dishwashing detergent and ice-cold water should do the trick when it comes to bloodstains.

Step 1. Run the fabric under very cold water under the tap until the bloodstain starts to dissolve. Never use hot water for bloodstains.

Step 2. Soak the garment in a basin of ice-cold water even add in some ice cubes for 15 minutes.

Step 3. Tightly wring out the garment and then add the salt to the stain and with an appropriate laundry brush, begin to scrub.

Step 4. Then add your soap to the stain and continue to scrub adding a little more salt if necessary.

Step 5. Rinse the garment in cold water and line dry. Never put a bloodstained garment in the dryer, as this will set the stain.

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1 comment:

  1. I've used hydrogen peroxide with amazing results. It was a tip from a paramedic!


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