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Blood. Tips to remove Blood stains from upholstery
Accidents do happen and if you have a bloodstain on your upholstery, one of the best things that you can do is work with the stain while it is still fresh.If the blood is dried on, donít worry you can still get it out of you upholstery materials.
If the blood is still fresh, blot with a towel or paper towel to soak up the blood.Coffee filters work great, absorbing the liquid without letting go.
If the stain is dried already, spritz with just a few sprays of water and then blot the moisture out of the material.You will find that the water will loosen the bloodstain and bring it up on to your towel.
Continue to spray water on the stained area, and blot with a towel until you donít find that you are bringing up any additional bloodstains.
If you are having problems with any residue bloodstains, make a mixture of water and a few drops of clear bleach free liquid detergent and spray the stained area with this mixture.
Blot using a clean towel, and repeat as needed until the stain is gone or you are not able to bring up any additional blood from the upholstery.
Rinse the stained, soapy area with a water spray, dabbing and blotting to bring out all the moisture from the upholstery as possible without rubbing the area.
Rinsing the fabric with a hydrogen peroxide spray and dabbing or blotting the area will bring out those deep tough bloodstains, or you can use an acetic acid or a mixture of half and half water and vinegar to spray the stained area and then blot dry.