What is the best way to get rid of a blood stain on a white shirt?

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  1. cuttler profile image60
    cuttlerposted 7 years ago

    What is the best way to get rid of a blood stain on a white shirt?

    I got this awful stain on my white shirt that I  don;t how to remove. Any pointers?

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  2. flacoinohio profile image79
    flacoinohioposted 7 years ago

    If it is dry, soak it in cold water for a few minutes to moisten the shirt.  Remove the shirt from the water and pretreat with some laundry soap, a pretreating product such as ERA, Simple Green, or Totally Toddler Nursery Stain Remover.  If using a powder laundry soap, mix it with some water to create a paste and rub the paste into the stain and let it set for ten to fifteen minutes.  If you use any of the other products, just spray stained area until saturated with the product and let isn't set for ten to fifteen minutes.  When washing use your regular laundry soap and some regular or color safe bleach in cold water, leave the lid open so when the first agitation cycle ends the washer will not go to the next spin cycle until the lid is closed, this allows the shirt to soak until the lid is closed and the next cycle can begin.  I would let it soak in the washer for at least ten minutes before closing the lid.  This may not be possible to do in a laundromat.  Once the machine is done washing the shirt, check it to make sure the stain is gone, do not dry it if there is still a stain, it will set the stain into the shirt permanently.  If it is still stained, put it back into the washer and wash again with detergent and bleach.  Do not use hot water or dry the shirt if it still has a stain, the longer you let it soak, the better chance you have of removing the stain.

    1. LauraD093 profile image82
      LauraD093posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What I used  if the stain wasn't already set was peroxide...blood stains on clothing rugs etc...it works well on fresh stains primarily- the  suggestion above sounds good and if it doesn't work try the peroxide what do you have to lose..

    2. flacoinohio profile image79
      flacoinohioposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I assumed the blood is dry, all of the suggestions received are good ones.  Good luck with the stain removal.

    3. cuttler profile image60
      cuttlerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for this elaborate answer. I used a combination of your idea and the hydrogen peroxide and its as good as new. Thank you loads

  3. sparkleyfinger profile image91
    sparkleyfingerposted 7 years ago

    flacoinohio has the right idea, just thought Id add that Biological washing powder will do a great job, and vanish have extra stain removal powders especially for white fabrics. Good luck!

    1. cuttler profile image60
      cuttlerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the contribution Sparkleyfinger. Point noted

  4. Efficient Admin profile image92
    Efficient Adminposted 7 years ago

    Hydrogen Peroxide is the way to go--if it's a fresh stain (under a few hours old) the stain will disappear right away.  If the stain is older try soaking it in the hydrogen peroxide for a few hours.

    1. cuttler profile image60
      cuttlerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks a lot...used the hydrogen peroxide then followed it up with flacoinohio's idea and it has come out so clean...thanks

  5. Lizam1 profile image78
    Lizam1posted 7 years ago

    You also try white vinegar on the stain mixed with a small amount of baking soda.  Always soak and do not rub the fabric.  As other writers have said do not dry until the stain is gone after soaking and washing.  Good luck.

    1. cuttler profile image60
      cuttlerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Lizam1 for the answer. I never knew there so may ways to clean blood stains. Thanks for sharing

  6. JimTxMiller profile image71
    JimTxMillerposted 7 years ago

    Buy a new shirt. Buy a new shirt. Buy a new shirt.

    1. cuttler profile image60
      cuttlerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaha, good one...but i will have to wait for my first pay out first...which would mean i should have an adsense account, which i have to wait 6 months to get...long wait my friend :-(

  7. Mitch Alan profile image81
    Mitch Alanposted 7 years ago

    Burn the shirt, wash the suspicious clay dirt from your boots, wash the trunk out with bleach and get an alibi. smile

    1. jlpark profile image83
      jlparkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Damn, you got there first!

    2. Don Fairchild profile image72
      Don Fairchildposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ya, my thoughts as well. Afraid to ask.

    3. cuttler profile image60
      cuttlerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaha...gotchya...bet I will also have to delete this Q as well...rid of all evidence.

  8. Samith Jhon profile image58
    Samith Jhonposted 7 years ago

    To remove blood from white fabrics use hydrogen peroxide.

    For coloured clothes apply detergent or stain stick directly to the spot and let sit for several hours. You may need to do this several times. Do not put in the dryer if the stain is still visible.

    1. cuttler profile image60
      cuttlerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks a lot...used the peroxide n it worked. Who knew? Thanks

  9. cjpooja26 profile image61
    cjpooja26posted 7 years ago

    Apply Toothpaste on it and soak for 15 to 20 minutes then wash the shirt with warm water.
    If it doesn't work then buy new shirt. I tried it for ink and it worked.

    1. cuttler profile image60
      cuttlerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow...I never knew toothpaste can remove stains. This is just great. Thank you for this lovely suggestion Cj

  10. CrescentSkies profile image81
    CrescentSkiesposted 7 years ago

    Use bleach and hope the police don't swab you for blood for a while.

    1. cuttler profile image60
      cuttlerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      hahaha...you are so funny smile just made my evening a lot more fun.

 
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