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Protein Based Stains

What Are Protein Based Stains and How Do You Remove Them?

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Common Protein Stains

  • blood
  • dairy products
  • body soils
  • baby formula
  • mud
  • eggs
  • baby food

Protein Stain Removal

To remove protein based stains, you'll need a detergent or stain remover with enzymes. Most liquid laundry detergents already contain enzymes. Oxygen colorsafe bleaches can be very effective on protein based stains as well. Be sure to avoid heat. Hot water, an iron, or a dryer will set protein stains, ruining any chance of saving the stained item. Make sure a stain has been completely removed before drying it.

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