Have you ever had your blood mattress stained? This is a common situation that can happen, for example, when women are in their days or due to any wound or cut that we have, but which, unlike what we can 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, as is the case with mattresses. However, with the right products and following the advice we show in this article about how it is possible to remove blood stains from a mattress effectively, take note!
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How to 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 better results it is very important that before a stain of this type in your bed, carry out the step that We will explain below. It is, first, give small ones on the blood stain with a cloth or sponge soaked in cold water. With this, you will dry the area a bit 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 cause the stain to be fixed much more to the fabric.
- In the end, it absorbs the humidity of the area with the help of a dry cloth, also 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 at hand or do not offer the results we expect. Therefore, below we will show you simple products and ingredients that you can have at home and that will effectively act on the stain making it disappear completely.
- The first method consists in the use of a very simple mixture: water and salt. The combination is perfect for removing those fresh bloodstains that occur on garments 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 cloth 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 sodium bicarbonate instead of salt, as this product is also very effective in removing bloodstains.
- On other occasions, you will not need to resort to methods like the previous one 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, such as the one you use to scrub the dishes, and always apply it on freshly made blood stains since those that are dry will be difficult to remove with this mixture.
- To begin, soak the stained area with a cloth dampened in cold water. Then, add 1 tablespoon of liquid detergent in 2 cups of cold water and moisten a cloth with the mixture. Wipe the rag over the stain to apply the soap and water mixture and with the help of a clean toothbrush, brush the area gently. Finally, rinse with a clean cloth and soak in cold, dry water with another dry cloth.
- If you have not been able to remove the bloodstain from the mattress with any of the previous techniques, then we advise you to resort to the use of hydrogen peroxide, which is much more effective by removing this type of stains and also serves to bleach the tissues. For the latter and because it can be a bit aggressive, it is convenient that before you make sure that its use is suitable for the type of fabric of your mattress.
- You just have to pour a little hydrogen peroxide on the stain, leave on 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 check that the stain has not yet completely disappeared.
- On the other hand, when it comes to blood stains that are very difficult to remove and resistant, resorting 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 ready, apply a little of the mixture on the stain. Leave on for about 5 minutes and, after this time, dry with a cloth, rinse with a cloth dampened in cold water and finally dry again with a dry cloth. After this, the stain should have disappeared completely.
- But what can you do against those dried blood stains so difficult to remove? When the blood has already dried and been 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 deal with such resistant spots.
First, you will need to gather the following ingredients:
- 1/4 cup of water
- 5 drops of ammonia
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
To start, mix all the above ingredients in a bowl. Apply the mixture directly on the blood stain and let it sit until the prepared mixture dries completely on the mattress. When this occurs, remove any remaining debris with a cloth dampened in water and voila! the stain should have been removed.
We know that deep cleaning a mattress is a very tedious task, but very necessary to keep it in perfect condition and ensure our daily rest.