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Blood, sweat and tears. Reminders of the varied and sometimes unpredictable nature of our days. 

An accident will inevitably happen at some point, and you'll need to know a surefire way to get blood out of clothes. Luckily, we know how to take care of bloodstains, both old and fresh. 

When tackling bloodstains, instead of experimenting with homemade remedies that you may use on other stains like vinegar, toothpaste or baking soda, our recommendation is not to risk it and instead stick with tried and tested products that'll work every time. 

Like most stains, blood is easiest to remove from clothes when the stain is fresh. As soon as an accident happens, grab your Dirt laundry detergent and stain remover and get to work. 

Dirt enzymatic laundry detergent and stain remover

The essential products for tackling bloodstains: Our enzymatic laundry detergent and stain remover. 

The 1-2 combo of detergent and stain remover is critical because blood has properties of both a protein stain (which is best tackled with the enzymes in our detergent) and a dye stain (best tackled with the bleach in our stain remover). 

How to get blood out of clothes 

  1. Rinse the clothing in cold water to flush out as much of the blood as possible. 
  2. Spot treat the stain with an enzymatic laundry liquid like Dirt. to break down the proteins in the stain. 
  3. Apply stain remover to the blood and allow a few minutes for it to work (up to 30mins). 
  4. Wash as per normal. Avoid a hot wash as heat sets stains. A warm 40 degree wash is the optimal temperature for product performance, but cooler temps will also work. 
  5. Check the stain and repeat if necessary. Avoid putting your clothing in the dryer if the stain is still there. Simply repeat the process while wet. 

How to get dried blood out of clothes 

You can still successfully get rid of bloodstains that have dried; they just require a slightly different approach. 

  1. Pre-soak the garment in a mixture of cold water and laundry detergent for up to an hour. 
  2. Spot treat the stain with a liquid laundry detergent. 
  3. Apply stain remover to the stain and let it work its magic for up to half an hour. 
  4. Wash on a 40-degree cycle. 
  5. Check the stain and repeat if necessary. As blood dries, it sets the stain, so if it is a dried bloodstain you're working with, you'll likely need to repeat the process. 

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