Queen of Clean: How to remove blood stains

Published: Feb. 13, 2023 at 12:25 PM CST
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - If you have blood all over your clothes maybe laundry isn’t your biggest problem! You have to remove it some time, so here’s how to do it.

How to:

  • 1. Use cold water to wash away bloodstain
  • 2. Never use hot water. It will “cook” the protein in the blood and set the stain in.
  • 3. When the stain is new, soak it in about a gallon of cold water with two teaspoons of salt. That may be all it needs. If the stain is gone, launder as usual.
  • 4. For old stains or tougher stains, saturate with 3% Hydrogen Peroxide.
  • 5. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then rinse with water.
  • 6. Meat Tenderizer is also a good choice. Moisten the blood stain with cold water and sprinkle on the meat tenderizer.

Let sit for 30 minutes, rinse in cold water, and if the stain is gone, launder as usual.

Linda Says: For a small amount of your own blood, like a needle prick, spit on the blood. The enzyme in your saliva will digest the protein in the stain. Don’t try this with your kid’s blood and your own saliva, it won’t work!

For more information, go here: https://www.queenofclean.com

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