How to Remove Blood Stains

Whether it’s a trip in the playground or a tumble elsewhere, bumps and scrapes are a bothersome fact of life that can sometimes end up a little bit messy.

Although the initial reaction to the sight of blood may be to panic (first at the blood, then at the clothes or the carpet!) there’s really no need. Whether it’s fresh from moments ago or it’s long since dried into the fabric, simply use Vanish and let blood stains be gone.

If you’ve got enough time, it’s best to soak the affected garment first when it comes to tricky stains like blood, the Vanish Oxi Action formula to really get to work and lift these tough stains away.

Read on for instructions on how to get the best results when removing blood stains from a range of different fabrics. But first – a quick tip: to remove blood stains from clothing, sheets, bed linen and towels, the secret is to always rinse the stain with cold water before soaking (as this helps the blood break down and dissolve). Warm or hot water will set the stain, making it less manageable and more difficult to remove!

How to remove blood stains from:

 

How to remove blood stains from carpet

To remove blood stains from carpet, it’s best to deal with it before it dries. Remove any excess moisture by blotting with a paper or cotton towel. If it has dried however, there’s no need to worry – simply move straight to these steps using Vanish Carpet Cleaner & Upholstery, Gold Oxi Action Stain Remover Spray:

 Step 1: Spray the affected carpet area and leave for 5 minutes (max)

 Step 2: Blot again with a clean, absorbent cloth

Step 3: Repeat Steps 1-2 as many times as necessary

 

How to remove blood stains from coloured clothes

To remove blood stains from coloured clothes, rinse the item with cold water on both sides and blot the affected area with a wet paper/cotton towel. Then, use Vanish Gold Oxi Action Stain Remover Powder with these simple steps:

Step 1: Dissolve 1x scoop of Vanish Gold Oxi Action Stain Remover Powder into 4L of (max 40°)

Step 2: Soak item for up to a maximum of 1 hour

Step 3: Wash as normal with your usual detergent and add another scoop of Vanish Gold Oxi Action Stain Remover Powder into your machine.

 

How to remove blood stains from white clothes

To remove blood stains from white clothes, rinse through with cold, clean water. Use Vanish Gold Oxi Action Crystal White Powder and follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Dissolve 1x scoop of Vanish Gold Oxi Action Crystal White Powder in 4L of warm or cold water (40 degrees max)

Step 2:  Soak item for up to a maximum of 6 hours

Step 3: Wash as usual with your detergent and add another scoop of Vanish Gold Oxi Action Crystal White Powder into your machine

Important: Before using Vanish Oxi Action, you should always follow the usage instructions on the packaging and follow its care advice.

 

How to remove blood stains from sheets

To remove blood stains from white sheets, rinse the item with cold water on both sides and blot the affected area with a wet paper/cotton towel. Then, use Vanish Gold Oxi Action Crystal White Powder with these simple steps:

Step 1: Dissolve 1x scoop of Vanish Gold Oxi Action Crystal White Powder in 4L of warm or cold water (40 degrees max)

Step 2: Soak item for up to a maximum of 6 hours

Step 3: Wash as usual with your detergent and add another scoop of Vanish Gold Oxi Action Crystal White Powder into your machine

 

For coloured sheets, you’ll need to use Vanish Gold Oxi Action Stain Remover Powder, following these three simple steps:

Step 1: Dissolve 1x scoop of Gold Vanish Oxi Action powder in 4L of water (max 40 degrees)

Step 2: Soak item for a maximum of 1 hour

Step 3: Wash as usual with your detergent and add another scoop of Vanish Gold Oxi Action Stain Remover Powder into your machine

 

As above, you’ll get the same great results with Vanish Gold Oxi Action Fabric Stain Remover Gel, as our Oxi Action technology works the same, whichever form you use it in!

Remember, it’s best to deal with most stains when they’re fresh – and getting blood stains out of a sheet is no different.

 

General Advice

  • Always follow washing instructions on garment or fabric care label.
  • Before use check for colour fastness by testing a hidden area of the fabric.
  • Rinse and allow to dry.
  • After washing or treating garments with Vanish Gold, dry away from sources of direct heat and direct sunlight.
  • When using Vanish to pre treat, use lukewarm water.
  • For best results it may be necessary to repeat parts of the process.
  • Do not use on garments requiring dry cleaning.
  • Do not pour the product on any metallic parts of the garments (e.g. buttons, zips).
  • Do not expose pre-treated or soaked garments to sources of direct heat or direct sunlight before washing or rinsing thoroughly.
  • Do not leave the product to dry on garments (maximum 10 minutes contact time).