Accidents happen, but you don't need to worry about blood stains on clothes or other fabrics with this simple advice from Tide. Banish fresh blood stains easily with our blood stain removal tips. Using Tide's stain-removal know-how, a little bit of blood doesn't have to ruin your day, or your best shirt. Just follow the steps below to restore your favorites to their former glory.
Removing Blood Stains
1. Remove Excess:Rinse the garment with cold water.
2. Pre-treat:Soak the garment in a solution of liquid detergent and cold water, like Tide Ultra Stain Release Liquid. Allow the garment to soak for up to 30 minutes, weighting the item with a white towel to keep it totally submerged.
3. Dose:Use the cap to ensure you use the right amount 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.
4. 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.
5. Wash:Wash on the usual cycle in cold water. Do not use hot water, as this will set the stain. Always check the instructions on the garment’s care label.
6. Unload:When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.
If the blood stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before tossing in the dryer, as drying will set the stain.
For alternative steps and extra tips on how to remove blood stains, watch the following video for other blood removal tips.
On-the-Go Tips for Removing Blood Stains
To remove blood stains from clothes, first rinse the garment with cold water and blot the stain. If available, 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.
Effective Stain Removal for a Variety of Stains
A blood stain is hard to remove, but it's not the only tough stain out there. Ink stains can also pose stain-removal problems. The good news is, Tide can tackle the toughest laundry challenges with ease. With a few of our tips and tricks, you can get even the most stubborn stains out of your favorites.