How to Clean Blood Stains Out of Fabric
Need to clean a blood stain out of upholstery or other fabric? First, all stains are best dealt with quickly for the happiest outcome, so the sooner you get to it, the more likely a stain will be removed completely.
The most important rule to remember for cleaning blood is to use only COLD water. Hot water will only set the stain and make it difficult if not impossible to remove completely.
Step 1: Get some COLD water and a clean cloth.
Step 2: SATURATE the stained area, blotting gently with the cloth.
Step 3: Let the stain SOAK under the wet cloth for 15-20 minutes.
Step 4: Once the stain is mostly lifted out of the fabric by the cold water, TREAT the area with a laundry stain remover (if applicable). This step may not be appropriate for some fabrics or upholstery. If used on upholstery, test the spot remover on a small hidden area first.
TIP: Instead of cold water, place an ice-cube over the stain and let it melt – then Treat.
If this has been helpful to you, feel free to share this handy infographic: