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Bodily Fluid Stain Removal From Clothes

Below is a video giving general tips for bodily fluid stain removal from clothes.

These tips work on many types of bodily fluids, all of which include proteins.

Examples of bodily fluid stains include urine, feces, vomit, sweat, blood, and semen stains.

The basic idea is to treat these protein based stains without setting the stain into the fabric.

Therefore, you want to use cold (not warm or hot water) when treating them, because warmer temperatures can set the stain into the fabric.

Always rinse the stain with cool running water, and soak also in a detergent solution containing enzymes if the stain is old.

Next, use a mildly acidic stain remover to treat the stain.

(I know the video says an "alkaline stain remover," but the examples provided are acidic.)

The recipes provided in the video for acidic stain removers include:
Blot one of these acidic stain removers on the stain caused by the bodily fluid to help remove the stain.

Hint: Always test these stain removers in an inconspicuous area of the fabric to make sure it will not harm your fabric before applying to the stained area.

For really stubborn stains you can also apply a paste made from water and unseasoned meat tenderizer to the stain.

The meat tenderizer contains enzymes which will help break up the protein within the bodily fluid stain.

Let the paste sit on the stained area for approximately 30 minutes, and then rinse and launder.

Make sure you don't dry the garment until you confirm the stain has been removed, because otherwise it can set the stain.

In addition to this video's tips, I got a great tip from a reader, Mel, who shared how she uses salt for stain removal of bodily fluids, like blood, urine, vomit, and feces. This is an alternative way to remove these stains from what is presented above.

You can submit your own stain removal clothes tip here, or read even more tips already submitted if you know yet another way to remove these stains.

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