How to Remove Blood Stains

By: Editors of Consumer Guide  | 
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Blood­ is one ­of the most difficult substances to remove once it has stained a fabric, surface or laundry.

­However, you can remove a blood stain removal with some help, usually with everyday items that you can find around the house.

The first step in removing blood stains is to identify the stained material.­­­

­The most common types of materials that can become blood-stained, with steps on how to remove blood from each, include:

  • Non-washable fibers such as acetate, burlap, fiberglass, rayon, rope, silk, triacetate, or wool
  • Washable fibers such as acrylic, fabric, cotton, linen, nylon, olefin, polyester, or spandex
  • Hard surfaces such as acrylic plastic, aluminum, asphalt, brass, bronze, ceramic glass/tile, chromium, copper, coral, cork, enamel, glass, gold, iron, ivory, jade, linoleum, opal, flat paint, gloss paint, pearls, pewter, platinum, plexiglass, polyurethane, porcelain, stainless steel, tin, vinyl clothing, vinyl tile, vinyl wallcovering, or zinc
  • Stone surfaces such as alabaster, bluestone, brick, concrete, flagstone, granite, limestone, marble, masonry tile, sandstone, slate or Terrazzo
  • Bamboo or cane
  • Carpet
  • Fur (natural or synthetic)
  • Grout
  • Leather or suede
  • Silver
  • Wallpaper
  • Wood