How to Remove Dried Blood Stains

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While treating stains immediately is the best approach, you can’t treat every stain before it dries. And no matter the material, dried blood stains can be among the toughest to remove. But don’t lose hope – even dried blood stains can be removed with an OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover solution or OxiClean™ MaxForce™ Spray and a bit of patience.

4 Steps to remove dried blood stains

To give yourself the best chance of success removing dried or old blood stains from clothes and other surfaces, follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Remove any excess blood stain by rinsing with cool water before pre-soaking the item.
  2. Fill scoop to line 4 per 1 gallon of warm water and mix well to create a solution.
  3. Submerge the blood-stained material in the solution. For best results, soak for six hours.
  4. Wash as normal with laundry detergent and OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover.

Always test OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover on an inconspicuous area first. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions for the item for water temperature and for cleaning. Do not use on wool, wool blends, silk, silk blends, leather or fabrics labeled dry-clean only. For best results, treat stains while still fresh. Always refer to packaging for directions.

Treat dried-in blood stains with OxiClean™ MaxForce™ Spray

Even when you can’t treat a stain immediately, the 5 Powerful Stain Fighters in OxiClean™ MaxForce™ can help you tackle tough stains like dried-in blood.

  1. Rinse blood stain in cold water.
  2. Spray directly onto the spot or stain until saturated.
  3. Treat now, wash later. Let stand for 5 minutes to up to one hour depending on the severity of the stain. For fabrics that are prone to color change, do not let stand longer than 5 minutes.
  4. Wash with detergent.

Always test OxiClean™ MaxForce™ in an inconspicuous area prior to use. Can be used on all washable whites and colored fabrics (some colored fabrics may be prone to color change). Do not treat garment while wearing.

Related blood stain removal tips

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