Accidents involving a bit of blood can happen from time to time, especially if you have small children at home. The blood may end up landing on your couch or chairs upholstery. Removing blood stains off of a hard surface like your tile flooring is very easy. Knowing how to get blood stains out of couch can be timely. If you have noticed these stains on your couch, there are some tips that you should follow to help get rid of the stain restoring the fabric to its original condition.
How to Get Blood Stains Out of Couch
- Using a clean cloth that is dry, soak up as much of the stain as quickly as possible to aid keep the blood from soaking into the upholstery. Blot (don’t rub) the blood stains on upholstery from the outside to the inside to help keep the stain from getting deeper into the upholstery.
- Pour some clean cold water into a bowl. Do not use warm water, as that can help set the stain faster. Blot cold water with a clean, dry cloth, towel or sponge directly onto the stain to aid in removing blood from upholstery.
- Use a dry cloth, preferably white, to blot up the moisture and stain. As the cloth becomes wet, use a fresh cloth or a dry patch of the cloth to prevent spreading the stain as you blot. Always be careful to use a vertical motion so that you do not scrub the upholstery.
- If the blood stain is still on the upholstery, get out your hydrogen peroxide bottle and pour a little into a bowl for ease of use. Using a gentle vertical motion, blot the peroxide onto the stain. The peroxide will cause a reaction with the blood and will begin to foam. Continue blotting until the foam has been removed.
- If the blood stains are still visible, repeat steps 3 through 5 until the stain has disappeared.
- Once the stain has completely been removed, use clean cold water to blot and rinse the area. Use a clean towel and be careful not to scrub the upholstery.
- When the rinsing is complete, use a dry clean towel or cloth to soak up the remaining moisture. You may want to place a dry cloth on the area and place something heavy on top of it for a couple of hours to help eradicate the moisture.
Throughout the process of removing blood from upholstery, remember not to scrub the upholstery as this can damage the individual fibers of the upholstery and leave it looking worn. Blotting should be done in an up and down or vertical motion.
This method tells you how to get blood stains out of couch when they have just occurred or are fresh. Hydrogen peroxide will be your best friend when it comes to removing blood stains. Be sure to test any home stain removing solution on couch or chair upholstery that won’t be seen to make sure that it does not cause damage to your couch.