If you have kids at home, you may have to deal with scraped knees and other minor injuries every other day. Always keep your first-aid box fully stocked. However, if you are faced with dried bloodstains on clothes and uniforms, here’s what you should do.
Firstly, scrape off the dried blood with a blunt knife and rinse the clothing with cold water. Do not use hot water as it could make the stain more stubborn. Now, treat the stained area using one of the tips given below.
However, before you get started, note that the items given here to treat bloodstains may not suit every kind of fabric. It is best to test these ingredients on a small area of your clothing first.
1) Use Baking Soda
Mix ½ a cup of baking soda and 2 tsp. of dishwashing liquid in ½ a bucket of cold water. We recommend using Vim, as it is an easily available liquid dish wash. Soak the blood stained area of your clothing in this solution. Let it rest for 30 minutes. Then, blot the residue using a paper towel. Finally, wash your garment like you normally would.
2) Use Lemon
Rub ½ a slice of lemon on the stain. Sprinkle salt over the area and leave it for 10 minutes. The stain will come off easily. All you have to do is wipe the area with a damp cloth.
3) Use Salt
Mix 2 tbsp. of salt in ½ a cup of cold water. Now, pour the solution over the bloodstained area of your clothing and rub gently. Set it aside for 10 minutes. Repeat the cleaning process if the stain is stubborn. Finally, wash the garment in cold water as you normally would.
4) Use Hairspray
When all else fails, spray hairspray directly on the stain and let it rest for a minute. Dab with a damp cloth to remove the stain altogether.
The most important thing to remember here is to treat the stain as soon as you spot it. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to get rid of it.