Kairos Creations Blood under reasonable circumstances, is quite effectively non-staining. It launders well from machine washable fabrics and washes well from skin with just soap and warm water. (Wet wipes are not recommended for cleaning any bloods, as they have a propensity to set the pigment and cause potential staining). Porous surfaces like unfinished wood or crumbled concrete and difficult to wash materials such as silk or leather, may be more susceptible to potential staining. Spot testing should always be done before using in large quantities.
Kairos Creations Theatrical Stage Blood comes in 3 distinct colors and 2 viscosities. The Colors are “Original”, “Aged” and “Bright”. Viscosity is “Standard” and “Pumping”.
“Aged” is the darkest of the 3, with heavy brown undertones and a personal favorite. Both the Original and Aged appear quite dark in large volumes but read as immediately red when spread or dripped.
“Pumping” was created specifically to be used in blood tubes and bleeding effects. It is thinner in viscosity without compromising the color or non-staining properties the way thinning with water might do. It is not affected in quite the same way by temperature, and remains a flowing liquid to near 20°C. It is particularly useful to the Wardrobe/Costume Department for its ability to saturate the fabrics as opposed to sitting on top, which thicker bloods often have a tendency to do.