How to Remove Blood Stains from Fabric

Blood stains can be hard but not impossible to remove. Using the right cleaning technique will allow you to remove a blood stain from any fabric without leaving a spot to remind you about that stain.

  1. Apply a few drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide to the blood stain using an eye dropper.
  2. Place a clean terry towel on the back of the stain to prevent the blood from staining areas of the fabric under the spot. If that is not possible, skip that step and proceed with the next one.
  3. Blot at the stained area repeatedly using a terry towel to lift the blood from the fabric. Do not rub if you don’t want to spread the stain.
  4. In several cases a dark stain may remain after the blood has been removed. This dark stain is caused by the iron within the blood and neither hydrogen peroxide nor detergent will remove the stain. In order to deal with the iron stain, apply deionized water first to neutralize any of the hydrogen peroxide that was left in the fabric. Then, use an eye dropper to apply a few drops of rust remover to the stained area. Make sure to use different eye dropper than that you have used to apply the hydrogen peroxide since both ingredients cancel each other. Another option is to rinse out the hydrogen peroxide with water before putting the rust remover into the eye dropper.
  5. Wait the rust remover to do its job for the time instructed by the manufacturer directions on the product’s label. Once the iron stain has disappeared, rinse the area with a deionized water.

For tough blood stains, you can turn to cleaners Acton for advices. If the stain is on your carpet then it is best to call professionals, such as carpet cleaning Acton, to remove the stain, otherwise, you may damage the carpet if using an inappropriate cleaning technique.

October 30, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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