Did you know that you can use shampoo to remove blood stains from fabric? Using shampoo will usually eliminate hours-old blood stains in minutes. For stains more than 24 hours old, you may have to first soak the bedding in a large bucket, or even the bath.
To remove blood stains from your washable fabric bedding, just follow these basic steps.
- Douse the stain with a capful of shampoo, making sure that some shampoo touches every part of the stain.
- Rub the soiled portions until the shampoo is completely absorbed, then wet with cold water. Once bubbles appear, briskly scrub the bedding.
- Rinse the stain and evaluate your efforts. If any portion of the blood is still visible, including a light ring, then follow this step two or three more times. By the third time, fresh stains should be totally removed.
- However, if the stain has been allowed to sit for 48 hours or so than you will likely need to pour shampoo on the stain and soak the bedding in water for several hours. Overnight soaking is also possible, if you would prefer. Once you have soaked the stain for the allotted time, then you can wash it.
Fabric that has been treated for blood stains by shampoo and rinsed can be washed according to your usual preferred methods and/or the manufacturers instructions. Since the shampoo has been rinsed out of the bedding, it will not impair your detergent or bleachs cleaning ability.
You can use any brand of shampoo.
Do not use warm water as it can help to set the blood stain.
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