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Removing blood stains from whites and colors

Ouch, accidents do happen, but don’t worry — Clorox is here to help. Blood stains are one of the most challenging stains to get out of clothes and fabrics. Our Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster is also one of the most powerful and fast stain removers out there. Whether it is a new stain or a dried, set-in stain, follow the steps below to remove tough stains like blood from both colored and white clothing.

One
Rinse
After a hug and comforting word, quickly rinse out stains with cold water.

Two
Pre-Treat

For both colored and white clothing, pour Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster directly onto the blood-stained area and let it sit for 5–10 minutes, making sure not to let it dry. The stain should begin to disappear immediately and the majority of the stain will be gone in the first few minutes.

For larger stains or stains that cover an entire piece of clothing or fabric, soak the blood-stained areas in 1 quart of water mixed with 1 full cup of Clorox 2® for up to 60 minutes. Stains will begin to disappear for both new and set-in stains.

Three
Rub
If the stain is particularly tough to remove, try gently rubbing the stained area with Clorox 2® formula on it.

Four
Wash

For colored clothing and fabrics, set your washer to the hottest recommended water setting and add both detergent and Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster into the laundry basin or detergent dispensing tray. Clorox 2® helps remove stains and odors through the wash while making both colored and white clothing brighter and cleaner. Always be sure to follow the instructions on your garment’s care label.

For white clothing and fabrics, set your washer to the hottest recommended water setting and add both detergent and Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CLOROMAX®. Always be sure to follow the instructions on your garment’s care label.

Carefully inspect to confirm the stain is gone before machine drying.

Removing blood stains from surfaces

One
Pre-Wash
Give the stained area a quick pre-wash and rinse.

Two
Wipe
Wipe the area with a solution of 2 teaspoons of Clorox® Regular-Bleach2 per 1 gallon of water for at least 2 minutes.

Three
Wait
Kiss the boo boo better and let the surface air-dry.