Have you ever had blood on your mattress? This is a common situation that can happen. For example, when women are in their days or due to any injury or cut we have but that unlike what we may believe, does have a solution.
It is true that blood stains are the most difficult to remove completely, especially when they dry and adhere strongly to the tissue.
In addition, the task of cleaning them is complicated when they occur on surfaces that cannot be easily washed such as mattresses.
However, with the right products and following the advice we show in this one-way article it is possible to remove blood stains from a mattress effectively.
Remove blood stains from a mattress
There are several methods that can be used to remove blood stains from a mattress, but before seeing which products are what will offer the best results it is very important that in the face of such a stain in your bed you carry out the step that we explain below.
It is first, to give a few on the blood stain with a cloth or sponge soaked in cold water. You will be able to dry the area a little and make it easier to remove completely.
Of course, it is essential that you use cold water instead of hot water since the latter can cause the opposite effect and make the stain stick much more to the tissue.
At the end, it absorbs the humidity of the area with the help of a dry cloth giving light touches and without rubbing to prevent the stain from expanding.
As you know, there are many commercial stain remover products that can help you in the task of removing the remains of blood from your mattress. but in many cases, these are quite expensive we do not have them on hand or they do not offer the results we expect.
Therefore, we are going to show you simple products and ingredients that you can have at home and that will effectively act on the stain making it disappear completely.
Water and salt
The combination is perfect to remove those fresh bloodstains that occur on clothes or items that cannot be washed in the washing machine, such as a mattress.
You just have to mix 2 tablespoons of salt with 1 cup of cold water and pour the preparation into a spray bottle.
Then, spray the preparation on the stain and rub it with the help of a dry cloth until it disappears or until the rag can no longer absorb more blood. Then rinse the area with a cloth dampened in cold water and finally dry it.
You can make the same mixture using baking soda instead of salt, as this product is also very effective in removing stains on fabrics.
Other times, you won’t have to resort to methods like the one above. and it may be enough to clean the blood stain with a mixture of soap and water.
For this, we recommend that you use a common detergent-like the one you use to wash dishes and that you always apply it to freshly made bloodstains. Since those that are dry will be difficult to remove with this mixture.
- Soak the stained area with a cloth dampened in cold water.
- 1 tablespoon of liquid detergent to 2 cups of cold water and moisten a cloth with the mixture.
- Pass the rag over the stain to apply the soap and water mixture and with the help of a clean toothbrush.
- Gently brush the area.
Finally, rinse with a clean cloth and soak in cold water and dry with another dry cloth.
If you have not been able to remove the bloodstain from the mattress with any of the above techniques. Then we advise you to resort to the use of hydrogen peroxide.
Which is much more effective in removing this type of stains and also serves to whiten the tissues. For this last reason and because it can be a bit aggressive. It’s advisable that you first make sure that its use is appropriate for the type of fabric in your mattress.
- You will only have to pour a little hydrogen peroxide on the stain
- Leave it to act for about 30 seconds
- and then dry with a clean
- dry cloth
- rinse with cold water and dry again to remove excess moisture
- Repeat the process if you find that the stain has not yet completely disappeared.
On the other hand, when it comes to blood spots that are very difficult to remove and resistant turning to ammonia is a great option.
First, you will have to prepare the appropriate solution by mixing 1 tablespoon of ammonia with 1/2 glass of cold water. and once it is ready, apply a little of the mixture to the stain.
Let it work for about 5 minutes and after this time dry with a cloth rinse with a cloth moistened in cold water and finally dry again with a dry cloth. After this, the stain should have completely disappeared.
But what can you do against those dry bloodstains that are so difficult to remove? When the blood has dried and has become more impregnated in the mattress tissue, the task is complicated.
However, there is a mixture that seems to be miraculous and that will allow you to face those resistant stains.
First, you will need to gather the following steps:
- 1/4 cup of water
- 5 drops of ammonia
- 1/2 cup of cornmeal
To start, mix all of the above ingredients in a bowl. Apply the mixture to the bloodstain directly and let it sit until the prepared mixture dries completely on top of the mattress.
When this happens remove any remaining debris with a cloth moistened with water, and voila the stain should have been removed.
We know that deep cleaning a mattress is a rather tedious task but it is very necessary to keep it in perfect condition and ensure our daily rest.