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How do you remove a blood stain from a swim suit?

Asked by blueberry_kid (5952points) June 8th, 2011

Long story short, I got my period while I was at waterpark.

I just need to know, how do I get the blood stain out?

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16 Answers

geeky_mama's avatar

Pre-spot (if you have some of the stain pre-treating stuff) and throw it in the wash according to the bathing suit’s directions (usually cold water / gentle cycle). Most modern detergents are very good at getting blood out..

Blueroses's avatar

This might sound strange but Woolite Pet Oxygen has become my go-to product for all laundry stains. The stuff is a freaking miracle for blood on clothing. Plus it’s cheap and you can find it anywhere.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Regardless of what you use to treat/wash.. make sure you wash in cold water and do not put it in the dryer. Heat will set biological stains.

marinelife's avatar

Oxyclean (pre-treat) works well on organic stains like blood.

Cupcake's avatar

Hydrogen peroxide works wonders on blood. Soak it.

JLeslie's avatar

Won’t peroxide possibly bleach out the colors in the fabric?

I would get some pre soak stuff, like shout or spray and wash. Spray, let sit a minute, then take a little laundry detergent and hand wash the suit, rubbing the area with blood well, between your hands. Meaning you can fold the fabric and agitate it. Use cold water. It should come out.

Even if you don’t have the presoak stuff, just try with regular laundry soap.

Kardamom's avatar

You can also try to put a generous amount of shampoo on the spot, then let the suit soak in a sink full of cold soapy water all day (or all night), and then rub the area and then put more shampoo on the spot and soak it again. Do this for about 3 days, then wash as usual, in cold water in the washing maching on delicate cycle.

bobbinhood's avatar

For all of my blood stains, I’ve soaked them in cold water then scrubbed the spot with hand soap. It’s worked every time.

BarnacleBill's avatar

There is also a blood stain remover that they sell in the laundry soap area that was created to clean medical uniforms. Hand soap does a good job of getting blood out. Cold water and not putting it in the dryer are musts. I used to be accident prone and would cut myself a lot in the kitchen, and was constantly bleeding on my clothes.

asmonet's avatar

Soak it in a bowl of Hydrogen Peroxide for a while. You may have to rinse and ring it if the stain has been sitting long, just repeat as necessary.

Sunny2's avatar

Wet the area affected. Sprinkle with meat tenderizer. Let sit an hour. Wash out with soap and water. If stain isn’t gone; repeat. The fresher the stain the better it works.

Tay122's avatar

That sucks

blueberry_kid's avatar

Yes. Very much so… But I did get the stain out. It’s as good as new. Thanks for all of your help everyone!

tx1234la's avatar

I would use shampoo if I were you, just take your swim suit and rub it in, then wash it in cold water, repeat till gone. (TRESemmé works well)

snowberry's avatar

Swimsuits are made from man made fabrics, which simply don’t hold blood stains. Simply soak in cold water, rub fabric together if necessary to dislodge caked on blood. Rinse well and launder as usual.

GodIsBread's avatar

You can scrub most of the stain out with shampoo and cold water, then just throw them in the washing machine. That should get most, if not all of the stain out. I wouldn’t recommend putting it in the dryer, though.

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