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How to Remove Blood Stains From Clothes? (Effectively)

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There is no need to panic if you have a blood stain on your new dress because we have brought some fantastic tips for you. Whether the blood stain is on the colored clothes or the white clothes, our tips will remove the stain from the root without disturbing the color of your shirt.

Wash the blood stain with cold water, gently rub the area and apply the detergent or soap. Rub the detergent gently or keep it soaked for a while in the detergent solution and eventually rub it slightly. It will remove the blood stain permanently from your cloth. Never use hot water to remove blood stains.  

Getting the stain on new expensive clothes is a nightmare, but don’t worry because we have sorted unique ways that will help you to remove blood stains permanently from your fabrics. So, let us discuss them one by one.

How To Remove Blood Stain from The Shirt?

Children and even adults often injured themselves while playing and got blood stains on their shirts. Do not if you have accidentally got a blood stain on your new shirt. Follow the following four steps to remove the blood stain permanently from your shirt.

1. Dab

Dab the stain with a soft cloth or damp towel with cold water. Dab the stain gently, don’t scrub it roughly; otherwise, the stain will go deeper in the shirt, and it will be more challenging to remove it. Try to dab only the stained area. It will significantly reduce the stain.

2. Soak

Make a mixture of the cold water and detergent in a tub. It is better to use a specific stain-removing detergent. Soak the shirt for 20-30 minutes

3. Blot

If the stain is old, blot it after soaking. Use 3% hydrogen peroxide solution. Hydrogen peroxide is a mild bleach, but it is safe to use in mild concentrations on the clothes. Rub the bleach gently on the stain, stay gentle, and never do harsh scrubbing; otherwise, fibers will be damaged.

4. Dry

Blotting will remove blood stains, and your shirt will be back to its original condition. After blotting, let the shirt dry.

If there is still a mild stain on the shirt, repeat the procedure once more, it will remove the stain from the root. Don’t use heat to dry the shirt because heat fixes the stain on the clothes.

How To Remove Dried Blood Stains?

Fresh blood stains are easy to remove, but they go deeper into the shirt’s fibers and stick with them firmly as the stain becomes older. Damp the blood-stained clothes with the cold water, and rub them gently with a toothbrush or any other brush, but be gentle. Otherwise, you will end up damaging your clothes.

After scrubbing, wash the clothes with a good quality stain-removing detergent. Keep the cloth with the detergent solution for at least 20 minutes. It will loosen the dried bloodstain. Then wash the cloth normally and let the shirt dry naturally.

Heated or dried blood stains can also be removed with this procedure. If you think that stain has dried way too much, prolong the soaking time.

How To Remove Blood Stains from Colored Shirts?

Blood stains look quite unattractive on the colored as well as on the white clothes. Sometimes, these minor stains are enough to destroy your dress’s beauty. But the stains can be easily removed by using some simple steps.

Rinse the clothes with cold tap water and use as much water as possible. After rinsing the stain, wash it with detergent or a good soap. Circularly rub the soap to remove the stains. Make a cloth loop at the stain site and rub it gently while washing with the detergent.

The above procedure removes the stain from the colored clothes in most cases. Still, if it hasn’t, then use the laundry pre-treater. These have vital acting enzymes. Enzymes go deeper into the fibers of the clothes and bind with the particles of the blood, and remove them gently.

You can also use; laundry bleach to effectively remove the stain, but the use of the bleach is not recommended in colored clothes because it can affect the colors of your favorite dress. If bleach is the last option, use it with cold water. Never use bleach with hot water.

Note: Don’t dry the colored cloth in the dryer until the stain is gone.

How To Remove Blood Stain from White Shirt?

Have you accidentally got blood stains on your favorite white shirt? I know it’s frustrating, but you can’t let a single stain ruin your favorite white shirt. I know it’s tricky to remove a stain from the white shirt, but it’s not impossible.

People believe that removing stains from white clothes is difficult.

But removing blood stains from white shirt is the same as removing the stain from other clothes, but because white is a light color and red is brighter, even the minor stain looks prominent on the white garments.

So let’s take a look at how to remove them:

First of all, soak your white shirt in the cold water, and keep the shirt in cold water for 10 minutes. During this time, rub the stain gently to loosen the stain. Use good quality detergent. For white clothes, clothes try to use intense enzyme action detergents to remove the stain from the fibers.

After that, use pre laundry cleaner (Amazon paid link) to remove the remnant of the stains. You can skip the pre-cleaner and use bleach instead to remove the stain.

One can also use a mild weak solution of hydrogen peroxide solution.

After the bleach, treat the stain with warmer water, the warmer water will loosen the fiber, and the stain will be removed easily. Repeat the procedures if required.

Can I Use Households’ Items to Remove the Blood Stain?

Forget about the expensive detergents and cleaning solutions for removing blood stains from your clothes because you can do this job effectively by using simple household products. Let’s see the household products you can use to remove blood stains from clothes.

Baking soda

If you want to remove blood stains from your clothes within no time, add baking soda. Baking soda is very effective in removing the stains from the white clothes. Mix a small quantity of the baking soda in the water, and then soak the clothes in it.

Dishwashing soap or liquid

Dishwashing soaps can be used to remove blood stains. Apply a small quantity of the soap to the stained area and rub to remove the stains.


Your vinegar bottle can do miracles in the laundry. For using the vinegar, mix equal amounts of water and vinegar and soak the cloth in it and wait for some time. This vinegar solution is best to remove blood stains from colored clothes.


Your toothpaste can also help to remove stubborn blood stains. Toothpaste has baking soda that helps clear out the stain. Gently rub the toothpaste and some water on the stain to remove it permanently.

Talcum powder

I’m sure you haven’t heard about using the talcum powder for doing the laundry. Talcum powder effectively removes the dried blood stains from the clothes. To use the talcum powder, mix it with water to make a paste, apply it to the stain site, and let it dry. After drying, brush it away. The powder will take the stain with it.

How to remove blood stains from jeans?

Jeans are more often stained with blood during accidents. Removing fresh blood stains from the jeans is much easier, so try to remove the stain as soon as possible. Here are some tips that will help you remove the stain from your jeans.

Keep a clean cloth directly below the stain and blot the jeans with cold water. Ensure that the clean cloth absorbs all the blood because of bloating; otherwise, it might affect the other sides of the jeans. Also, avoid rubbing while bloating. Then dip your jeans in the cold water for 20 to 30 minutes. Pull out the clean cloth before soaking the jeans. It is the easiest way to remove blood stains from jeans.

It is tricky to remove if the blood stain has dried, but don’t worry. The following tips will help you remove dried blood stains from jeans.

You can use baking soda to remove,m blood stain from the jeans. Follow the above method of using baking soda. An interesting way of removing blood stains is using the meat tenderizer.

Blood contains protein, and the meat tenderizer breaks that protein free from the clothes’ fibers, so the stain is removed. 

For the procedure, you need one spoon of the meat tenderizer, mix it with a small amount of water and stir to make a paste. Apply that paste to the stain, rub a bit, and leave it for 30 minutes.

How to Remove Blood Stains From Carpet?

Try to remove blood stains from the carpet as soon as possible. To remove the blood stain, mix a small amount of salt in cold water and make a solution. Use this solution to dab the carpet. After that, remove all the extra blood that comes out after dabbing and cleanse the carpet slightly with the tap water. 

After that, rub the potato starch on the stain site and leave it for 24 hours. After 24 hours, vacuum the carpet, and there wouldn’t be any scar. It is one of the easiest and most economical ways of removing blood stains from carpets. However, if the method hasn’t worked for you, you can buy carpet stain removal solutions (Amazon paid link) because they effectively remove the stains.

I also wrote a guide on how to remove milk and baby formula stains from your clothes that may interest you.

How To Remove Blood Stains from Sheets and Mattresses?

How to Clean Mattress Stains (Method that Actually Works)

Removing blood stains from a mattress could be difficult, but it is not impossible. Like we have said before, removing the fresh stain is much, much more manageable. So, to remove fresh blood stains from a mattress, damp the area of the stain with the cold water, apply an ample quantity of baking soda to the stain, make sure to cover the stained area thoroughly, and leave it for 30 minutes. Then dab the stained area again and let it dry naturally.

Removing blood stains from sheets is like removing stains from simple clothes. Follow the above guidelines on removing blood stains from the sheets.

Bottom Line 

Removing bloodstains from your clothes is not difficult at all. With the help of the correct technique, you can remove blood stains in no time. Removing fresh blood stains is much easier than dried stains, so try to wash out blood stains as soon as possible.

Note: make sure to read the manufacturing details of the clothes before using any chemicals on them. Otherwise, you might damage your favorite cloth.

Here is how to remove blood stains from concrete.


Q.1 How do you remove dried blood from clothes?

To remove dried blood, soak your clothes in the cold water. After soaking, rinse it with the tap water for 30 minutes, and add a high-quality detergent to your washer. Moreover, you can use salts and baking soda for additional cleaning.

Q.2 Can vinegar remove blood stains?

Vinegar is effective in removing the bloodstain from the clothes. You can make a vinegar and water solution (1:1), or vinegar can be applied directly to the bloodstains.

Q.3 Can lemon help in removing blood stains?

Lemon can be very effective in lightening bloodstains. To remove blood stains, take the lemon juice, mix it with the baking soda, apply it to the blood, and rub it gently to remove the stains.

Next, you can check out this guide on how to wash your clothes by hand.


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