Getting rid of period stains from your shorts

Getting rid of period stains from your favourite shorts is not difficult at all. Let periods not turn into a bloody nightmare when it comes to your clothes.

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How to Clean Period Stains | Get Set Clean
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Let us help you take care of period stains in 3 simple steps.

Never use warm or hot water at any point in the process. Hot or warm water will cause the stain to set.

Step 1:

Soak. Fill a tub with cold water and fully immerse the clothing in it. If the stains are fresh, then 10 minutes is enough. If they are dried up, soak your shorts overnight.

Step 2:

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Wash. For whites, use hydrogen peroxide. Apply it over the stain and clean it. For coloured shorts, pour a solution of 1 spoon of bleach and 1 cup of water over the stain. Then add some salt and scrub the stain with a brush.

Step 3:

Finally. Wash the garment with your hands and hang it to dry. Avoid putting it in the washing machine.

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Frequently asked questions on blood stains

What is the best stain remover for blood?

If it is wet blood you could simply rinse it in running water and then pre-treat the garment with a stain remover. But if it is dried blood, remove the dried deposits using a spoon. Then soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide or vinegar and blot at the blood stains until it fades away. At the end simply rinse the stained area under cold water.

How do you get dried blood out of clothing?

When it comes to dried blood you want to remove the stain without ruining your fabric. Thus it is key to first remove the dried blood deposits using a spoon or a blunt knife. Then soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide or vinegar and blot at the blood stains until it fades away. At the end simply rinse the stained area under cold water.

How to remove blood stains from a mattress/white clothes?

The cleaning routine for blood stains also includes a pre-stain removal treatment. There are several common household solutions to remove blood stains from matresses or white clothes. This including using hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar, lemon juice, salt water, cornstarch, baking soda and more.

Can old blood stains be removed from coloured clothes?

A very old blood stain can be almost impossible to remove, however dried blood stains can be effectively lightened and/or remove in multiple ways with the right laundry treatment.

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