How to remove dry blood stains

Written by launie sorrels
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Menstrual cycles, nosebleeds and accidents make blood stains a prevalent issue anywhere, anytime. Blood stains are commonly known as difficult stains to remove from fabric. Although difficult, they are not impossible. With just a few common household items, you can remove blood stains efficiently and expediently. If possible, it is best to get to the stain as soon as possible.

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Things you need

  • 1 tbsp meat tenderizer

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  1. 1

    Presoak the garment in cold water for 2 hours. The blood dissolves easily in cold water.

  2. 2

    Wash the garment in a cold wash cycle with mild detergent. Do not dry. Heat of any sort can cause the blood stain to cook and possibly make it irremovable.

  3. 3

    Check to see if the stain came out. If it did not, then create a paste to remove the stain.

  4. 4

    Mix 1 tbsp of meat tenderizer and 2 tsp of cold water. Mix them until a paste is formed.

  5. 5

    Spread the paste onto the garment with your fingers. Let the paste sit for 1 hour.

  6. 6

    Launder the garment in cold water. If the stain is not fully removed, then repeat the process.

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