Most of you must be aware of the difficulty in getting rid of blood stains from fabrics and other materials. Here are a few tips that will now make this task much easier. Read on to learn more.

How To Remove Blood Stains

Stains of any kind are never easy to deal with. This is especially true with stains that have been caused due to blood. Getting rid of blood stains is a difficult task and can really annoy you if it is on your favourite shirt, carpet or piece of furniture. We are all prone to accidents. It might so happen that you inadvertently cut your finger while peeling a vegetable or chopping an onion and stain your dining table, or your shirt. It is quite obvious that this is certainly going to get you worked up seeing your clothes or furniture stained. Do not panic, instead calm down and think about different ways to safely get rid of the blood spot off the delicate fabric without damaging it. If you can’t think of any, then read the tips given below to effectively remove the blood stains without harming the fiber or furniture. Explore to learn more.

Removing Blood Stains

Non-Washable Fibers
In order to get rid of blood stains from non-washable fibres such as burlap, rayon, rope, silk or wool follow these easy steps:

  • Attend to the stain as quickly as possible, because set blood stains are hard to remove.
  • Dip a sponge in cold water and rub it over the blood stain. If the stain is still wet, this step will easily remove the mark.
  • If the stain remains even after this step, make use of a wet spotter and few drops of ammonia to remove the stain. Do not use ammonia over silk items though.
  • Cove the stained area with a pad soaked in wet spotter and ammonia. Let the pad stand till the time the stain loosens up. Change the pad as and when it picks up the stain. Flush the fibre with cold water once the stain is removed to make sure that all the traces of ammonia are washed off.

Washable Fibers
If certain washable fibers like acrylic, nylon, polyester or linen happen to get blood stains, employ the following simple steps:

  • If the blood stain is fresh, it can be washed off from the fabric in cold water.
  • If the stain remains even after washing, soak the fiber in a solution of 1 quart warm water, ½ tsp dishwasher or liquid laundry detergent and a tbsp of ammonia for about 15 min.
  • After soaking for 15 min tamp or scrape the area of stain and use an absorbent pad to absorb all the loosening stain.
  • Continue the process till the time the fabric is without any mark. Rinse it well with water to remove all traces of ammonia and then dry.

Hard Surfaces
Follow these steps to remove blood stains from acrylic, plastic, aluminium, brass, bronze, ceramic glass/tile, and copper:

  • Use a sponge or a cloth dip in cold water to wipe away the blood stain.
  • Once the stain is all wiped out, use a clean cloth to dry the surface.

It might get a bit difficult to remove blood stain from a carpet. Use these steps to get rid of such stains from a synthetic, woollen or a rubber carpet:

  • Make a mixture out of 1 tsp of a mild, non-alkali detergent and ½ pint of lukewarm water.
  • Apply a small amount of the mixture over the stain and blot the liquid. Make sure that you don’t force the stain further into the carpet.
  • Carry on with the blotting process until the stain is completely removed from the carpet.
  • Even after blotting if the stain remains, add a tbsp of ammonia to one cup water and use a sponge over the stain and blot the liquid.
  • Make use of an absorbent pad on top of the damp area and dry it down by removing the liquid.
  • When there is no liquid left to be absorbed, remove the pad and let the carpet dry.


Follow these steps to remove blood stains from natural or synthetic fur:
  • Make use of a sponge or a dry cloth to blot up excess of stain from above the fur.
  • Gouge a cloth through the lather produced by a mild detergent and add few drops of ammonia to it.
  • Rub it across the stained area slowly and gently making sure not to over-wet the backing.
  • Once the stain is completely removed, clean the fur by stroking it with a cloth dipped in cold water after squeezing out the excess water.

Leather Or Suede
To get rid of blood stains from rough leather surfaces, these are the steps to follow:

  • Make a solution of mild detergent in lukewarm water.
  • Use a sponge to apply only the foam over the stained area. Rub it gently, keeping in mind not to spread the stain in the process.
  • Once you see the stain all removed, wipe the leather dry with a clean soft cloth and get rid of any mark.

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