Getting blood stains on your upholstery can be quite a task to remove if you do not work quickly. If you are thinking about how to remove blood stains from upholstery, then you have come to the right place. Here are some of the best and simplest home remedies to help you remove blood stains from your upholstery.
How to remove blood stains from using glycerin and detergent
- Take a damp cloth or a sponge and blot the blood stain very gently. Make sure to only blot, and not use a scrubbing motion, as this will push the blood further into the fabric of the upholstery. Start on the outside of the stain as you begin blotting and slowly work inwards. In case the blood stain has dried already, you can use an old toothbrush to gently brush off any residue before you begin the blotting process.
- Take a small bowl and add some water and club soda into it, mix it well. Pour this directly on to the blood-stained area. Once again, take the damp cloth or sponge and begin gently blotting.
- Take another bowl and create a mixture of 80% water, 10% laundry detergent and 10% glycerin and mix well.
- Pour this entire mixture carefully into a spray bottle.
- Spray the mixture on to the blood-stained area on the upholstery.
- With a sponge, begin to gently scrub the area to remove the rest of the blood stain. Keep spraying the stained area with the mixture and use the sponge the scrub out the rest of the stain.
- After removal of the stain, pour some cold water directly on to the area. Take a clean towel and pat the area dry, and then allow it to naturally dry.
How to clean blood stains from upholstery using hydrogen peroxide
- The sooner you work on the blood stain, the easier it will be to remove it from your upholstery. Take a sponge and soak it in cold water; the colder the water, the better. Squeeze out the excess water so that the sponge is damp and not soaking wet.
- Blot the stain, working from the outside towards the inside using soft, blotting motions.
- Take a clean, dry cloth and blot the area to dry it up, and repeat the process with the damp sponge.
- Take another clean, dry cloth and dab some diluted hydrogen peroxide solution on it. Dab the bloodstained area with this cloth gently, but be careful not to rub as it might bleach the cloth or damage the fibers if you apply too much hydrogen peroxide.
- Rinse out the area once again using cold water, and redo the steps if any blood stains remain.
- Allow the area to dry naturally.
How to remove blood from upholstery using white vinegar
- Dip a clean cloth in a bowl of cold water. Wring out the excess water so that the cloth is just slightly damp and not wet. Now, working from the outside of the stain and going towards the middle, blot the stain gently. Try and use a lifting motion to remove the stain, rather than rubbing it in and making the stain even more stubborn.
- Continue spraying the area with cold water and then blotting it to remove as much of the stain as possible.
- Take a spray bottle and fill it up with white vinegar and water in equal parts. Spray this solution directly on the bloodstained area on your upholstery.
- Continue blotting the area with a clean, dry towel to ensure that the stain does not spread any further. Make sure that you do not allow too much water to sit on the bloodstained area, as this might just spread the stain further.
- Spray the area once again using cold water and blot it immediately using a clean, dry cloth.
- Place a few paper towels on the wet area and place something heavy (like books or paperweights) on the stained area for a few hours to soak up the moisture.
- Vacuum the area once it is completely dry; to restore the natural look of the fibers on your upholstery.
How to remove blood from upholstery using baking soda
- Take a clean sponge and dampen it in cold water.
- Use the sponge to gently blot the bloodstained area on your upholstery, working from the outside towards the middle of the stain. Be sure to use only cold water, as hot water will cause the stain to set in further into the fabric of the upholstery.
- Take a small bowl and create a solution of two parts of cold water and one part baking soda. Mix this well to create a paste-like a mixture.
- Take a spoon or a cloth and apply this mixture directly on top of the bloodstained area on your upholstery. Allow this to sit undisturbed for 30 to 45 minutes.
- Using a clean, damp cloth, wipe off the baking soda solution from your couch.
- Take some cold water and flush out the area, blotting it with paper towels immediately.
- Run your vacuum over the upholstery once it has dried up to get rid of any baking soda residue that might have been left behind on your upholstery.
How to remove blood from upholstery using lemon and salt
- Take a damp cloth or a sponge and gently blot at the bloodstained area. In case the blood stain has already dried, you can use a blunt knife to scrape away at any residue before blotting it with the sponge.
- Cut half a lemon first, then, take one side of the lemon and rub it directly on to the blood-stained area.
- Take a small amount of table salt and sprinkle it on the same area.
- Allow it to sit undisturbed for about 10 minutes.
- Take a damp cloth and remove the lemon and salt mixture from the upholstery. Spray some cold water on the area and use a cloth to blot it.
- Once the area has dried, you can run your vacuum over it to remove any remaining salt residue from the blod stain area.