How to Remove Blood from White Fabric

Blood stains are one of the toughest to remove, especially from white fabric. However, even the most delicate fabrics can be cleaned with the right techniques and materials. The prompt intervention will prevent the fabric from permanent staining. Still, do not use hot water when cleaning blood stains as it will cook the proteins containing into the blood, making the fabric impossible to clean.
Basic steps to remove blood (recommended by Parsons Green cleaners)

  1. Remove freshly occurred stains by stretching the area of the fabric where the blood is, and placing it under cold running water . Use your fingers to rub a little bit the fabric in order to loosen the blood.
  2. Soak the garment in cold water for about twenty minutes. For dried stains, use liquid laundry detergent, shampoo or clear dish soap to pre-treat the affected area.
  3. Wash the cloth with cold water in the washing machine or by hands, depending on the washing instructions of the fabric.

Other Methods

  1. Get a bowl with cold water, and dissolve a tablet of foaming denture cleaner in it. Soak the fabric into the cleaning solution for around 45 minutes, and wash it as usual with cool water.
  2. Dissolve salt into cold water, and soak the fabric into it before washing as usual.
  3. Squeeze a lemon into a cup, and pour the stain with the fresh lemon juice. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then treat the stain with a laundry stain remover. Rinse with cool water, and repeat the process if the stain is not completely removed.
  4. Apply hydrogen peroxide directly to the stain, and let it foam. Inspect the affected area for any blood residue, and re-apply hydrogen peroxide if the stain is still there. Rinse with cold water after the blood stain has been removed completely.

Bleach and vinegar are very harsh solutions, and Parsons Green cleaners advice you not to use them as they can damage your cloth.


July 9, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning

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