Accidents happen, but you needn’t worry about blood stains on clothes with this advice from Tide. Clean up fresh blood with our blood stain removal tips and get rid of fresh blood stains easily.
Dried and set in blood stains should be harder to remove than fresh blood, right? Well, with these blood stain removal tips from Tide, you can get rid of dried blood stains from clothing or sheets with ease.
Rinse the garment with cold water and blot the stain. If available, then use Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover
- Remove the excess residue from the stain.
- Press the tip of the Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover onto the stain several times to release some of the stain remover solution.
- Rub the tip gently across the stain to remove it. If necessary, add more liquid and continue to rub gently.
- Important: If the treated area is exposed to direct sunlight, then wipe with a damp cloth or a napkin to remove excess solution.
Remove Excess:Brush any excess stain from the surface of the fabric. Rinse in cold water to dilute the stain.
Pre-treat:In the case of dried blood stains: Using a bucket, a sink or a bowl, create a soaking solution by adding 1 ounce or 1 ½ tablespoons of Tide Coldwater Clean Liquid per gallon of cold water. Allow the garment to soak for up to 30 minutes, weighting the item with a white towel to keep it totally submerged.
Dose:You can use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of detergent, and pour it into the detergent dispenser if you have an HE machine, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a non-HE machine.
Load:Without rinsing off the detergent, place the garment into the washer with other items. Leaving the detergent on the stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.
Wash:Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated. Always check the instructions on the garment’s care label.
Unload:When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.
If the stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before tossing in the dryer, as drying will set the stain.
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