Cleaning Tips

How to Remove Blood Stains From Clothes

Blood stains can be challenging. Whether it’s from a scraped knee or a sudden nosebleed, blood can leave a noticeable mark on your clothing. But there is hope for your favorite outfit. Enter Zout® Laundry Stain Remover – the hero your laundry room deserves.

What erases blood stains?

Before we discuss removing blood stains, let’s get an understanding of what they are. Blood stains are protein-based and, as such, require a specific approach. Water temperature is key; hot water can make protein stains coagulate, making them difficult to remove. And breaking down protein stains is one of Zout®’s specialties.

What spray gets out stains?

Zout®’s unique enzyme-driven formula is what sets it apart from other stain removers.

  1. The Protein Target — The first enzyme in Zout jumps into action against protein stains, including fresh blood stains, grass, and sweat. It breaks down the complex proteins, loosening them from the fibers of your clothes.
  2. The Starch Breakdown — The second enzyme tackles starch-based stains like those from tomato sauce or barbecue sauce.
  3. The Oil Attack — The third enzyme zeroes in on greasy, oily stains from foods such as salad dressing or margarine.

This combination ensures that no matter what the stain, Zout® has it covered.

How To Remove Blood Stains from White Clothes & Colored Clothes: A Step-by-Step Blood Stain Removal Guide

Here’s how to bid farewell to those stubborn blood spots:

  1. Rinse and Blot — If the stain is fresh, rinse with cold water to remove as much blood as possible. Gently blot the stained area with a cold, wet cloth; avoid rubbing, which can push the stain deeper into the fabric.
  2. Use Zout® — After blotting, apply Zout® Laundry Stain Remover directly to the stain. Gently work in the remover without being too harsh on the fabric.
  3. Wait it Out — After you’ve treated the stains, let Zout® to do its magic for 5-10 minutes. Its enzymes will work to break down the proteins in the blood.
  4. Wash it — Put the garment in the washing machine and wash it according to the care label with powder or liquid laundry detergent. Use the warmest water you can that’s still safe for the fabric.
  5. Inspect and repeat (if needed) — Check if the stain has been fully lifted after the wash cycle. If traces of the blood stain linger, reapply Zout®, and repeat the process before drying.

Are old blood stains permanent?

Not always! Old blood stains, while stubborn, are not necessarily permanent. However, their removal becomes increasingly difficult with time.

Because of its triple-enzyme formula, Zout® can be especially effective at removing set-in blood stains. Use as directed, then if the stain hasn’t come out, try it again, up to 3 times. Each application helps to break down the stain.

Why not use white vinegar and baking soda to remove blood stains?

Because of its triple-enzyme formula, Zout® may do a better job removing stains than white vinegar and baking soda. It works on many types of stains.

Zout® can also help remove old stains, even if you have washed and dried them or if they are over a year old. It may require multiple applications or soaking. Vinegar and baking soda might not completely remove older stains. You may have to apply them multiple times or they may not work as well.

How to Remove Dried Blood Stains

To tackle dried blood stains effectively, saturate the stain completely with Zout®. Work Zout® in to thoroughly penetrate the stain. Wait 5 minutes, then wash as usual with the warmest water safe for the fabric. Inspect the stain after washing; if it’s still there, repeat the treatment before drying.

Zout® does not contain chlorine or bleach and is safe for all colorfast washable fabrics. But it’s always smart to check the garment’s color fastness in an inconspicuous area first.

How to Get Dried Blood Out of Jeans

Completely saturate the stain on your jeans with Zout®. Work Zout® in, wait 5 minutes, then wash as usual with the warmest water safe for your jeans. Examine the spot after cleaning; if the stain is still there, reapply the treatment before you dry it.

As always, it’s wise to check the color fastness of your jeans in an inconspicuous area first.

How do I check the colorfastness of my clothes when using Zout® stain remover?

To check for colorfastness, apply a small amount of Zout® to an inconspicuous area and wait 5-10 minutes. If the color changes or bleeds, the garment is not colorfast.

When not to use Zout®

While Zout® is a robust solution, it’s important to note it’s not suitable for all fabrics. Avoid using it on non-colorfast dyed fabrics and some lined articles of clothing, cashmere, silk, and leather.

Do not use Zout® on upholstery or carpet. This is because you must rinse it out completely. This prevents soap residue from attracting dirt.

In summary, the dreaded blood stain is no longer a laundry death sentence with Zout® Laundry Stain Remover. Equipped with powerful enzymes, it offers an effective and easy-to-use solution. Just follow these steps and take the necessary precautions, and you’ll find yourself staring in disbelief at what was once a stubborn stain. Say goodbye to unsightly blemishes and welcome back your pristine, spotless garments.

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