Incidents and accidents occurs usually, sometimes we get hurt or hit by something resulting in blood flow, which left your clothes, carpets, or upholstery with a stain that is worse than any other stain. Bloodstains are obstinate and hard to tackle. Those stains should be cleaned instantly otherwise it may leave a permanent stain. Here are some tips to help you remove a blood stain from upholstery.
Before attempting to clean the bloodstain from upholstery I want to give you some information on the types of upholstery fabric and their properties because every different type of fabric needs a different sort of cleaning treatment.
Olefin fabric: if your upholstery is of olefin fabric then there is no need to worry about any sort of sabotage to your beautiful looking furniture as it is easy to clean, durable, and colorfast.
Nylon: nylon is easy to clean, resilient, and high abrasion resistant i.e. it can withstand wear.
Acrylic: this type of fabric is colorfast, durable, and easy to maintain and clean.
Wool: wool is hard to clean and not very stain resistant.
Leather: the best part of the leather is that you can wipe off the stain in no time since it has not yet dried.
Before cleaning always read the tag or label for instructions, this is necessary for maintaining the originality of your furniture.
1- If blood stains dried before it comes to your notice, do not rub or scrub it, take an old toothbrush and gently brush to get off the dried residue.
2- Now rinse the area with cold water, only use cold water to get the most of it out from upholstery.
3- For moisture-sensitive fabric cleaning with cold water is not possible, so for such fabric use a sponge instead soak it into cold water and then blot the area to lift the stain out from upholstery.
4- You can also use a little amount of soda mix it into the bowl of cold water, use a towel or sponge to blot the stain.
5- Another method of cleaning bloodstain requires 8 parts of water, 1 part of glycerin, and 1 part of detergent mix it well in a spray bottle, then spray it onto the stain about 2 to 3 times, let it sit for a few minutes then rinse the area with a cloth moving it in a circular motion. Repeat the step if you feel the need.
While cleaning always makes sure not to use too much water since too much water promote the growth of molds and mild dew.
To conclude, I believe it is best to clean or treat stains spontaneously especially the stain of blood which is obstinate and hard to clean once it dried and always read the label before cleaning upholstery this will save you from the damage to your beautiful furniture. And also always keep in mind what sort of fabric your upholstery is made of as each fabric is unique from others and requires a different set of instructions or approaches to clean the stain.