How to quickly get rid of blood stains on clothes: a proven method

Yulia PoteriankoLife
White vinegar will help to get rid of traces of blood on clothes

Seeing blood on clothes or home textiles is quite unpleasant. And this trouble is not so uncommon. A nosebleed, a shaving cut, a clumsy knife movement in the kitchen - all of these can lead to stained clothes. That's why it's important to know how to remove blood stains. And do it quickly and in such a way that no trace is left on the fabric. After all, blood proteins have the ability to clot, which makes it much more difficult to remove them from the fibres.

That's why Express asked laundry experts for life hacks on how to deal with traces of blood on textiles. And the first piece of advice the journalists received was to never wash such stains with hot water.

Under the influence of heat, blood proteins clot much faster, if not instantly. This literally fixes the stain in the fibres. And after that, it becomes much more difficult to fight it.

It is also important not to rub such a stain. Friction can spread traces of blood to other areas of the fabric, which is another undesirable consequence of stain removal.

As with any other type of stain, promptness is important in the case of blood. The longer the stain remains on the fabric, the more difficult it is to remove.

The first step in dealing with traces of blood is to wash the fabric in cold water. Hold the contaminated area under a stream or soak it in a container. This will wash away what has not yet dried and soften the already coagulated proteins.

Next, white vinegar can help. Dilute it with water in a ratio of 1:2 and soak the stain in this solution for 10-20 minutes. Finally, the stain is rinsed again. You can also blot it several times with a damp cloth or cotton pad.

The process should be repeated several times until the stain disappears. If the fabric is delicate or needs dry cleaning, it is better not to take risks and seek professional help.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told why clothes should be washed inside out.

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