How to remove blood stains from coloured clothing

If you’ve ever faced the dilemma of how to remove blood stains from your coloured clothing, you know how frustrating it can be.
Blood stains are notoriously stubborn, but with the right methods and products, you can make even the most difficult stains disappear.
Let’s take a closer look at the basic steps to remove even dried blood stains from colours, ensuring that your clothes stay good as new.

How do you remove dried blood from coloured clothing?

The first thing to do when faced with blood stains on your coloured clothing is to act quickly. The longer the stain remains on the fabric, the more difficult it will be to remove. Start by gently dabbing the blood with a cold, damp cloth to prevent it from setting further.
Do not rub, or you risk spreading the stain instead of removing it.
If for some reason you can’t act immediately, don’t worry! With a little patience and a couple of additional steps, it is still possible to remove the dried stain from the fabric.
In addition to a pre-treatment, you can use hydrogen peroxide. Pour just enough on the blood stain to cover it completely, and then rub gently, taking care not to damage the fabric. After a few minutes, you will notice that the hydrogen peroxide has gradually absorbed the dried blood stain. Follow up with your usual machine wash.

How to remove blood stains from cotton

The ideal way to remove blood from cotton clothing is to avoid hot water. Instead, place the fabric under cold running water and let it run through the stain. Then apply a pre-treatment, making sure to carefully follow the instructions on the packaging. Leave the pre-treatment to act for at least 10 minutes. Then, wash the garment in the washing machine with a detergent for whites if you’re load contains only light colours or one for colours if your load is mixed. If you’re unsure of how to machine wash colours, remember to sort them into similar shades for each wash.
Finally, always check that the blood stain has completely disappeared before drying the garment, because heat can set the stain even further into your favourite clothes.

Blood stains: why should you pre-treat?

Pre-treatment with a stain remover is a crucial step in removing blood stains from coloured clothing. This step is extremely important because it allows the pre-treatment to penetrate and act deep inside the fabric, effectively disintegrating the stain. Pre-treating before machine washing can make the difference between a stubborn stain that won’t come off and a garment that turns out flawless and free of any stains. Spending a few extra minutes to apply a pre-treatment before washing can save you time and effort, ensuring that your coloured clothing show no trace of annoying blood stains. Never skip this crucial step when washing your coloured clothing!

What to use on blood stains

When it comes to dealing with blood stains on your coloured clothing, the right solution can make all the difference. Chanteclair Millemacchie Pre-Treatment is the perfect ally in the battle against stains. This powerful pre-treatment is specifically designed to penetrate deep into the fibres of coloured fabrics, effectively dissolving and removing blood stains. With its Extra Power technology, Chanteclair Millemacchie Pre-Treatment is effective even at low temperatures, ensuring that the colour of your favourite garments is protected.

Apply it directly to the stain before placing your garment in the washing machine and leave it to work. Its advanced formula offers deep, thorough cleaning, restoring your fabrics to as good as new.

Take note!

Now that you know all about how to remove blood stains from your coloured clothing, remember these 5 tips:

  1. Act quickly: blood stains require quick action. Gently dab with a cold, damp cloth to prevent the blood from setting further.
  2. Remember to pre-treat: use a stain remover before washing in the washing machine. This step allows the pre-treatment to penetrate deeply, effectively disintegrating the stain.
  3. Direct application: apply Chanteclair Millemacchie Pre-Treatment directly to the stain and leave it to act before washing. Its advanced formula offers deep cleaning, restoring your fabrics to as good as new. Never skip the pre-treatment to keep your coloured clothing free of blood stains.
  4. Avoid heat: before drying a stained garment, make sure that the stain is completely gone. Heat can further set the stain, so always check for stains before drying.
  5. Always check the label: before using any stain remover, always check the care label on your garment. Some fabrics might require a more delicate treatment, so it’s important to know what materials your clothes are made of.

This way, you can keep your wardrobe immaculate and free of annoying blood stains.

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