How to Remove Blood Stains from Upholstery

image of blood stains on upholstery

Tough stains like blood can put upholstery’s resilience to the test. Fortunately, an OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover solution and some clean towels could be all you’ll need to remove blood stains and save your upholstery.

3 steps to remove blood stains from upholstery

Act fast in removing blood stains from upholstery on couches, chairs, throw pillows, car seats and more. Treat the stain before it dries and darkens, and follow these three easy steps for using OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover to give yourself the best chance of success:

  1. Fill scoop to line 1 per 16 ounces of warm water and mix well to create a solution.
  2. Remove excess stains before treating the upholstery. For fresh stains, treat with cold water first to prevent the stain from setting into the upholstery.
  3. Do not apply solution directly to the blood stain. Apply the solution to a clean white towel and use the towel to blot out the stain. Repeat until the blood stain is not visible. Then, dampen a separate clean white towel with water and blot the area to rinse.

Always test OxiClean™ on an inconspicuous area first. Rinse, and allow it to dry. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions for water temperature and for item. Use only on water-washable upholstery. Do not use on wool, wool blends, silk, silk blends or leather. Metals must not be soaked and must be rinsed immediately and thoroughly.

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