(Closed) I have a little red emergency.

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
1391 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Idk what kind of material it is, but hydrogen peroxide is my favorite to get blood out of things

Post # 5
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Saline solution/salt water solution.  Salt breaks up/lifts blood out.  Use a q-tip dipped in either the saline or salt water.  Dab, don’t rub. 

Post # 6
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am so sorry. I would be freaking out; depending on if it can be seen at all or not. I am sure your mom feels really bad.

Blood is really hard to get out of even everyday fabric. For your wedding gown, I would take it to the cleaners. If it can be gotten out, they will know how.

Post # 7
648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve used milk before (protein breaks down the protein), but it may be tough depending on what kind of material you’re working with.   And, if you can’t rinse the milk out it may get a little smelly, yuck.   Good luck!!

Post # 9
46675 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Plain cold water.

Post # 10
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If she soaks white thread in her mouth and rolls it over the stain it will pull it out.  My mom used to do this all the time.  Her saliva will break down her blood, it has to be hers.

Post # 11
432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@tksjewelry: I’ve never heard of ones own saliva breaking down ones own blood for stain lifting purposes. Is it really the saliva or just that any liquid is touching the blood so quickly?

Post # 12
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d agree with the cleaners.  I’d at least call and ask for their suggestion before trying anything, they can probably tell you what won’t work for sure. 

And kudos to you for being so calm and understanding about the whole situation, that would be a real stress on both of you!

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