Sports are an integral part of any teenagers growing up years. They either play one or the other sports or cheer for it, some just like to be present in the stands, when their school or local favorite team is on the pitch, others may just sit at home and watch the national or state or club teams perform on the screen. However, there is nothing like playing one of the contact sports, like football or soccer. It not only makes the teenagers playing the sports local favorites or popular in the school, it also gives them a sense of accomplishment, a sense of purpose, which is very important for any young adult’s all round development.
When you are the parent or guardian of such a young adult, you will know all the good things about the sports they play, and the downsides, as well. Normally, the one thing, that almost every parent has to learn is, how to remove blood of clothes. And not just any blood, but the dried blood stains. Kids, especially when they are teenagers, don’t just remove their uniforms or jackets, because they have got some blood on it, while trying to make a skidding stop. In the end, this blood dries up and will stay on the uniform, leaving an ugly stain behind, if you being the parent don’t wash it off.
So, to help you along with this difficult, but important task, we gathered a step by step process of how to remove blood of clothes for you. It might give you a starting point:
- Since the blood has already dried, you will have to try and make the stain as weak as possible, by soaking it. The best way to do it is to submerge the garment in a bucket of cold water for about 30 minutes. It is important that you use cold water, because when you are cleaning blood, hot water is only going to set blood into the fabric upon cooling
- The next step is simple, just take the garment out of the cold water and squeeze the excess water out of it. You might want to use rubber gloves, while dealing with the cold water
- Now, you will have to prepare your very own washing paste. Take one teaspoon of an unscented and unflavored meat tenderizer, then mix it with some water, just enough to make it in to a perfect paste
- Next step is to apply this paste on the stain, it is best down with your finger. Since, you normally eat meat tenderizer in some form; it is quite safe to touch.
- Then leave the garment for about 30 minutes, it is to allow the paste to perfectly set into the fabric
- After 30 minutes, you can simply put the jeans in the washing machine. Just remember to set it on cold wash
- You can proceed with the regular wash, by adding one scoop of powdered oxygen bleach and laundry detergent to the wash water
- The last step is to dry your garment in the dryer.
If you follow these steps and get the stains off, you will certainly become an expert on how to remove blood of clothes. However, if the stain is still visible, you can repeat the process, until it is completely off the garment.