In case of bleeding or cut, you probably are not up to cleaning. Here are a few simple and economical ways to remove blood stains from clothing and furniture upholstery.
When removing blood spots, heat should be avoided. At high temperature, the stains are likely to soak in and become virtually impossible to get rid of.
- Soak, not rub the blood stains, not to spread them on the surface
- Water, washing powder, flour, talc, lemon – these are just some ingredients that you can use to fight blood spots
- Do not forget to test the cleaning method you have chosen on a small and subtle area of the surface
Anything can happen at any time, and all of us have had to wash the blood stains with convulsions, especially if there are children in the house. Broken knees, elbows, noses – in such cases, you do not have to be neat and clean. “Blood stains” – sounds scary, but to remove them, it turns out, is not so difficult.
The easiest way to remove the stain from the blood immediately, as soon as it appeared and still fresh. Do not use hot water at all – this will only spread out and it will be much more difficult to get rid of it.
The most effective ways to remove blood stains:
There are many ways to remove blood spots. Whatever method you choose, be sure to test its effect on a small and subtle area of the surface and do not forget to put on rubber gloves when working with chemicals.
A fresh stain should be soaked with a sponge soaked in cold water until the traces of blood disappear. If the stain is removed badly, drop a little detergent onto it and leave for 10 minutes, then rub again with a damp sponge and leave to dry. Do not forget to study the instruction and choose the means suitable for the stained surface.
Dissolve the aspirin tablet in water, soak a sponge or brush in it and clean as usual. Please note that this method is not suitable for woolen fabrics.
If the blood is on a white or colored thing, apply hydrogen peroxide on the stain, blot it and rinse with cold water. If the blood is on the upholstery of upholstered furniture, apply peroxide on the contaminated surface and rub it lightly in a circular motion until foam forms. If the stain is fresh, the composition will dissolve it in 5-7 minutes. Then, blot the foam and wipe the treated area with a damp cloth. If necessary, the procedure can be repeated.
Blood soaked clothes can be soaked in cold water with detergent. In half an hour from the spot there will be no trace.
Flour or talcum powder
If you find a blood stain on the carpet or upholstered furniture, it can also be removed with flour:
- apply flour or talcum powder
- pour a little water on top
- wait until it dries
- shake or pick up the powder with a vacuum cleaner
Ammonia alcohol also helps to cope with bloody spots. Dissolve alcohol in a glass of water and gently rub the contaminated surface with a cloth soaked in a solution. This method is suitable for linen and cotton fabrics.
No less effective in the fight against blood is a solution of water and laundry soap. If desired, an alcohol-containing liquid can also be added.
Try to put on the stain a mixture of lemon juice and table salt. Leave the contaminated object for a while, and rinse with cool water.
Well, the easiest way is just to hand over the soiled thing to the dry cleaners.
And do not forget that when using any of the above methods, you should first test its effect on a small and subtle area of the surface.
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