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Protein & Blood Stains

How to get blood out of clothes

Your Stain Guide Solution

Accidents happen! Tackling blood stains can be a challenge, but there's no need for blood, sweat, and tears. If you're wondering how to take care of blood stains or how to wash items stained with blood, both old and new, simply follow our expert moves!

What you'll need to treat blood stains:

How To Pretreat

Step One

First, thoroughly rinse your blood stained item with cold water from the reverse of the garment. This is especially important for fresh stains. Use the pressure from the faucet to help coax the blood from the fabric.

Step Two

Next, apply our enzymatic Stain Solution formula, ideal for protein stains like blood. Work it into the fabric using a Stain Brush dampened with cool water. Gently scrub, using circular motions.

Step Three

For older, tougher stains, soak before washing. Fill a sink or wash basin with cool water, then let it soak for 30 minutes. Apply more Stain Solution, then toss in the wash. After pretreating and soaking, rinse hands well with water.

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Deep Clean

  • Launder according to your garment's instructions. When washing blood stained clothes, it's important to use an enzyme-based detergent, like Signature Detergent.
  • Dealing with a stain on a white or light-colored item? Whites Detergent provides added brightening benefits while still being tough on stains.
  • If your blood stains are still apparent before the wash, use cold water and a long, deep wash cycle.
  • Remove promptly from the machine to check stains. If necessary, repeat the pretreat process before rewashing.

Dry & Finish

Air it out! Always let your stained item lay flat or hang to dry. Bear in mind some blood residue may not be visible until the garment is dry, so it's best to play it safe, as heat will "cook" the proteins in blood, potentially worsening your stain. Repeat the stain treatment process as needed.

Take Note: Our recommended stain treatment methods are based on textile science, and solely intended for use with The Laundress products. We cannot guarantee the success of products from other brands. Always test delicates and items tagged "dry clean" for color bleeding and water reactions before laundering. Kindly note that not all garments may perform and react as science would predict.

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