The wet towel will help keep the stain from drying for several hours. When you are able to fully treat the blood stain, these simple, quick steps will help in making removal faster and easier.
- Mix one tablespoon of mild dishwashing liquid with two cups of cold water.
- Dip a clean, white cloth or rag into the detergent solution.
- Gently sponge the stain with the solution.
- Blot with a dry cloth or paper towel to remove the excess liquid.
- Repeat the process until the stain is removed.
- Dampen a clean cloth in cold water and use to rinse the area of detergent.
- Finish by blotting dry with a dry cloth.
The ability to quickly treat blood stains is usually delayed by dealing with an injury. However, blood stains require immediate treatment to insure removal from fabric. If you are not able to quickly treat a blood stain, take steps to prevent it from drying it. This will keep the stain fresher and easier to remove. If the stain does dry out, you may need to use stronger products in order to remove the stain.