Summer Stains & Blood Stain Remover
In the summer, kids will be playing outside and sports teams are practicing. I was never much of an outdoor kid, but my brother was a varsity football player. He would condition for months before the first game. The thing is that you can take a kid out of the indoors, but you can’t take the indoors out of the kid.
My brother is a tough guy, but that doesn’t change the fact that he gets hurt a lot. He would get frequent nose bleeds, thanks to our sensitive sinuses, and he just kept on running. He would come home, blood soaking the front of his workout shirt. I would always ask if he needed medical attention, but he would just shrug, change his shirt and go on with life.
Now most of his white shirts—because that’s what he loves to work out in, white—are stained beyond hope. With stuff like this, it’s not super urgent to get the blood out, but for those times when you get a nose bleed on your new shirt or happen to cut yourself, these blood stain removal tips should get the job done.
Cold Water Vs Warm Water Stain Removal
Hot water will set a stain and cold water will clean it. You should try soaking the stained clothing in a quart of warm water with two tablespoons of salt or ammonia.
For those stains that just won’t quit, mix in just a touch of dishwashing soap. The longer you let the stain go, the harder it will be to remove it. At the same time, the longer you soak the stain, the easier it will be to remove.
Depending on your garment, you should choose to blot the stain or rub. I keep a toothbrush near my washer, and if I find a stain, I scrub it. For my gentle clothes I tend to prefer a long soak. Also, line dry the garment after you remove the stain. This way, if the stain is still there, you won’t permanent set it in the dryer.