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?
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.
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..
I assumed the blood is dry, all of the suggestions received are good ones. Good luck with the stain removal.
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
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!
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.
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.
Burn the shirt, wash the suspicious clay dirt from your boots, wash the trunk out with bleach and get an alibi.
Hahaha...gotchya...bet I will also have to delete this Q as well...rid of all evidence.
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.
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.
Use bleach and hope the police don't swab you for blood for a while.
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