How to Remove Blood Stains from Clothes

How to Remove Blood Stains from Clothes and Textiles

Expert Tips

Our expert tips will help you remove blood stains from clothes and textiles. As a result leaving you with fresh, clean laundry.

Removing blood stains can be tricky. To help you we have put together a simple guide to removing these annoying stains.

Your best chance of removing stains from clothes and textiles is when they are fresh. Stains become fixed in to fabrics after washing and tumble drying.

Use a Laundry Detergent with Oxidising Bleach

A good non biological laundry detergent will help break down blood stains from clothes.

Our experts recommend a non-biological washing powder because they contain more oxidising bleach.

As a result this provides powerful stain removal on both white and coloured fabrics. Moreover, oxidising bleach is very effective at breaking down blood stains.

For best stain removal results use non-biological washing powder in a hot wash of 60 degrees Celsius.

Use an Oxidising Stain Removal Booster Powder

To wash a lot of textiles with blood stains use an oxidising stain removal booster powder. For example, if you are washing a lot of workwear from butchers or abattoirs.

Simply add approximately 5g per kg of dry kilo fabric of concentrated oxidising stain removal powder. This is in addition to your regular detergent.

The special formulation of concentrated oxidising stain removal powder penetrates deep in to fabrics. Therefore, helping to remove a wide range of tough stains.

Pre-treating Blood Stains

Use a concentrated spotter designed to remove stubborn blood stains from clothes, textiles and bed linen. Apply a few drops of a concentrated spotter to the stain. Next gently work in to the fabric using a spatula or soft spotting brush.

Always do a hem test first before applying a concentrated spotter to a textile, particularly delicate fabrics.

To do a hem test apply a few drops of the spotter to the hem of the fabric. If there is any colour lift on the hem do not apply the spotter to other areas of the garment.

Recommended Products for Removing Blood Stains

Our recommended products for removing blood stains from clothes and textiles are:

Non-Biological Washing Powder – Use our Laundry Destaining Powder Saponmatic Hygiene 20kg non-biological washing powder. This is because it has very powerful stain removal properties in wash temperatures of 60 degrees Celsius and higher.

Stain Remover Booster Powder – Add our Mac Oxi Stain Remover Powder 2kg in to the wash. This is in addition to a good non-biological washing powder. The concentrated formulation penetrates deep in to fabrics to boost stain removal of stubborn stains.

Our Mac Oxi Stain Remover Powder can also be mixed with water and then rubbed in to stained area of textile. Leave to react for a maximum of 5 minutes and then wash textile as normal.

Concentrated Spotter – Use our Detaprofi Blodex pre-spotter for blood stains. Available in 1 litre bottles or 5 litre drums. Also, available as part of our very useful Detaprofi Spotting Kit. This contains 6 x 250ml spotters for removing nearly all types of stains.