Did Bloodstains Just Get On Your Dress? Here’s What You Need to Do to Remove Them

Clothes can easily get dirty, whether it’s from a simple cut or, in the case of women, menstruation causing bloodstains to be left on the garments. At that point, your instinct might tell you to complain. However, that’s not a good idea, as it would just be a waste of your time. The damage is already done, so it’s better to turn to home remedies to quickly solve the problem. These remedies can save you from the “trouble” of stains and allow you to effectively tackle the issue.

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How to remove blood stains from clothes

The timeliness of the intervention is crucial. In fact, if you act immediately, you still have the chance to prevent bloodstains from setting into the fibers of the fabric. In that case, using soap and water should do the trick. However, if you delay, you might need to take more drastic measures to remove the stains effectively.

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A very effective product is ammonia, an excellent stain remover. Be careful, however: with delicate and colored garments, it would be preferable to explore other options, considering its strong concentrated effect, not to mention the pungent smell that can be an issue.

Instead of going to the mall, you have the opportunity to use alternatives, such as hydrogen peroxide. Apply it directly to the stained area, and you’ll see a foamy reaction, similar to a peeling effect. This is a good sign, indicating that it’s working. Wait about an hour before rinsing with plenty of cold water.

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Next, soak the garment and wait another ten minutes to allow the blood to soften. At this point, apply some soap to the garment and vigorously scrub the stained area using a clothes brush if available. Finally, rinse the garment with cold water and hang it up to dry. To tackle blood stains, sprinkle baking soda and add white vinegar. Let it rest for 30 minutes and then wipe off any detergent residues with a rag or damp cloth.

In both circumstances, repeat the procedure if the results do not fully satisfy you.

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