A bloodstain on a mattress is very unpleasant, and the fear that it will remain eternally stained sets in us very quickly. If you ever stain your mattress with blood, don’t panic too quickly.
There are several solutions to remove stains entirely or at least to reduce them significantly. Here are some tips and tricks for removing blood from your mattress.
1. Use cold water to remove blood stains
If the bloodstain is recent, the fresh blood should dissolve in cold water. Take a white cloth or paper towel (colored items can stain your mattress cover) and run it under cold water. Then start dabbing the bloodstain. Above all, do not rub, to avoid pushing the stain deeper into the bed. Do not wet the mattress too much, so that it dries quickly without forming mold. Also, make sure the water is cold. Hot water “cooks” the blood, stimulates the production of hemoglobin, and makes it almost impossible to remove the stain.
2. Use lemon for a bloodstain on a mattress
Pour a little lemon juice on a light-colored cloth. Also, pour a little lemon juice directly on the bloodstain and then rub the stain on the mattress with your fabric.
3. Use starch for blood stains
Mix equal parts starch and cold water until you get a paste. Take a spatula and spread the paste over the bloodstain on your mattress. Wait for the paste to dry and then scrub very hard with a stiff bristle brush until the paste is completely removed.
4. Use baking soda for your mattress
To remove a recent bloodstain or not on a mattress, cleaning can also be done using baking soda. You can mix one scoop of baking soda with two scoops of cold water, then apply the mixture to the mattress with a white paper towel or rag. Let sit for about 30 minutes, then rinse off with another cloth or towel. Dab (again, do not scrub!) The area with a clean cloth, then Allow airing dry. You can use a fan or open the windows.
5. Use alcohol vinegar
Moisten a pale, clean cloth in alcohol vinegar and rub the stain vigorously, paying more attention to the sides.
6. Use aspirin
Put two effervescent aspirin tablets in half a glass of water and wait for them to dissolve. Then pour some on the bloodstain on the mattress and rub with a cloth.
7. Using the mixture of corn starch, salt, and hydrogen peroxide
How to remove a blood stain from a mattress with natural products? For effective cleaning, nothing like corn starch, salt, and hydrogen peroxide. If you have these ingredients at home, mix 60g of cornstarch, 20g of salt, and 60ml of hydrogen peroxide until you get a pasty mixture. Apply the mixture to the entire stained area and allow it to dry completely. Once it’s totally dry, scrape it off with a spatula or knife and vacuum it. This cleaning method can be done multiple times for the best results.
8. Use ammonia or make a mixture of ammonia and hydrogen peroxide
Dab the blood stain with a cloth soaked in slightly diluted ammonia. But ammonia is a product that can be dangerous. So be careful to detach the mattress with the window wide open, protecting your hands with cleaning gloves and not breathing the vapors that this product gives off. Ammonia is the ideal stain remover for removing even stubborn bloodstains, even very old ones.
Or, mix 28% ammonia with hydrogen peroxide and pour it over the bloodstain. Rub it in, and you should have good results.
9. Use soda crystals
Using a cloth previously moistened with water and little soda crystals, you can dab the bloodstain on your mattress. If necessary, use the soda crystals to clean the entire mattress while emphasizing the stain, then rinse thoroughly with clean water.
10. Use glass cleaner
Spray a little glass cleaner on the bloodstain on your mattress. Wait a minute, scrub and rinse.
11. Clean with iron
Dampen the blood with cold water to dissolve the stain, then pull the mattress fabric with your fingers so that it takes the shape of a fold, after which you use the ring an iron key to rub on the stain.
12. Use hydrogen peroxide
Very useful also, hydrogen peroxide. Take a sponge or cloth soaked in hydrogen peroxide and dab the stain. The latter should disappear quickly. Be careful; however, the hydrogen peroxide can leave halos, and you will then have to clean the mattress in its entirety.
13. Remove stains with black soap
Pour a drop of black soap on the bloodstain while cleaning it, then emulsify using a sponge soaked in cold water.
14. Remove stains with physiological saline
It is also possible to remove a bloodstain on a mattress using physiological saline. This will be very effective for cleaning new stains. To do this, wet the bloodstain with the indicated serum, then dab it with a cloth soaked in hydrogen peroxide.
15. Remove stains with a meat tenderizer
If you’ve tried all of the above techniques, but it’s cleaning dried blood off a mattress, and nothing worked, you can resort to the meat tenderizer that might be in the middle of it. Your spice jars. It works by breaking down the protein in your meat to make it tender, but it can also work on the protein in a bloodstain. For cleaning your mattress, use it by mixing one teaspoon of this powder with two teaspoons of cold water. Spread the resulting paste all over the dried blood stain and let it dry for about an hour. After it dries, wipe off the paste with a cloth dampened in cold water, then use another dry cloth to dry the area.
Prevention is always easier than cure. Remember to equip yourself with protections for your mattress before the next incident, and you will significantly simplify your life.
Note: Whether you choose a natural or a more chemical method, keep in mind that you should never apply hot water (or hot products) to a bloodstain. This will fix the stain on the mattress. And as a general rule, it’s also best to wear gloves for this type of cleaning.