How to remove blood stain from bed: A Quick and Easy Guide

Mattress stains can easily be overlooked when you cover your mattress with a sheet. Stains are also a part of life, and knowing how to remove them will be helpful. In this article, we will tell you how to remove blood stains from beds, provide some tips to clean your mattress, and prevent further accidents. If you need a deep clean, consider hiring a professional cleaning service and let them take care of the rest.

How to remove blood stains from beds?

Tips: How To Remove Blood Stain From Bed

  • Keep it cool. Always use cold water when removing a blood stain; hot water may set the stain even further.
  • Dab, don’t rub. Rubbing can actually spread the stain and make the situation worse.
  • Reach for a more powerful cleaner, if needed. Enzymatic cleaners and ammonia are two powerful cleaners you can use to clean blood stains off your mattress.
  • Be proactive against stains. Mattress protectors and mattress toppers help protect your mattress from accidents.

Getting Fresh Blood Out of a Mattress

Using baking soda to remove blood stains from your bed

Treat the blood stain as soon as possible to have a greater chance of getting rid of it completely. It is recommended to start by gently washing the stain with cold water. Blood dissolves in cold water, so this can be your first go-to. Simply dab the blood stain with a cloth dipped in cold water until the stain is totally removed—just be careful not to soak or oversaturate the mattress while you do this.

Baking soda can be used if the stain isn't moving. Here’s how to use baking soda to remove blood stains from a mattress:

  • First, dab the stain with cold water as we mentioned above. The trick is to try to absorb as much moisture out of the stain as possible before you even start cleaning.
  • Next, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda onto the stain and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. Baking soda is great for removing moisture naturally.
  • Lastly, clean off the baking soda by dabbing it again with your (cold) wet cloth.
  • Repeat these steps as many times as needed to remove the stain.
  • Let it air dry, and then follow with a vacuum to get rid of any residue.

Top tip: A powerful wet and dry vacuum like Lura Premium vacuum will help you deep clean your mattress and speed up the process.

Getting Dried Blood Out of a Mattress

The stain will be more difficult to remove if the blood is left dry, but it is not impossible. For stubborn blood stains, we recommend mixing table salt with hydrogen peroxide.

Using hydrogen peroxide at full strength is effective, but pouring it directly onto the mattress will soak through the layers of memory foam and will take an inordinate amount of time to dry. Instead, prepare a stain-removing paste using a recipe. Here’s how:

  • Create a paste using about ½ cup corn starch, ½ cup hydrogen peroxide and about a tablespoon of salt. You may adjust the mixture as necessary, but it should have the consistency of toothpaste.
  • Wet the blood stain thoroughly with cold water before applying the paste.
  • Apply the paste onto the entire stain using a spoon, spatula or soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Leave it on for about 30 minutes. The paste will dry and the hydrogen peroxide will start to bubble.
  • When the hydrogen peroxide bubbles stop, dab the stain again with a clean, damp cloth to remove both the stain and the solution.
  • Let the mattress air dry completely before putting any bedding back on.

Top tip: Always, always, always make sure you let your wet mattress air-dry completely before replacing any covers or bedding! Open a window or set up an air purifier to remove any odours.

Protecting Your Mattress from Blood and Other Stains

Of course, you can’t completely prevent stains on your mattress, but there are a few things you can do to protect your mattress and keep it clean.

One of the first things you should do is invest in a high-quality mattress protector. A mattress protector provides an extra layer of protection against spills, stains and accidents. You could also consider getting a mattress topper, which is another layer that goes on top of your mattress. While traditional mattress toppers aren’t waterproof or as protective as mattress protectors, you can use a mattress topper and a mattress protector together.