How to remove a blood stain from a garment

How to remove a blood stain from a garment

The stain should be removed as quickly as possible: avoid using hot water, which would coagulate the blood, making it harder to clean. Here are the steps to follow to remove a blood stain from a synthetic garment:

  • Start by removing as much blood as possible using a paper towel.
  • Place the fabric in cold water, in which a little washing powder has been dissolved.
  • If the stain resists, try diluting an aspirin in a glass of water, soak a cloth with it and rub the remains of the stain.
  • Another option: soak a cotton cloth with saline solution.
  • Put your garment through the machine.

If the fabric is silk or wool, use wet starch. If none is available, cold water mixed with soap should be effective (add a little oxygenated water if the task is particularly resistant).

For cotton or other natural fibers, first try to remove the stain by rubbing the laundry in a basin full of soapy, cold water. If the spot is hard to remove, add salt or colorless vinegar to water. Then wash the garment in the machine.

For a professional-quality wash, use one of our laundromats: Speed Queen machines are built using the same materials as the professional washing machines you find in industrial laundries and luxury hotels.

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