Most wooden decks are made from finished wood, so cleaning blood stains requires little more than a quick swipe with a wet, soapy sponge or rag. With quick action, the stain won't have time to penetrate through layers of finish.
Things You'll Need
- Cold water
- Dish soap
- Clean sponge or rag
Dab--don't rub--the stain with a clean sponge or rag soaked in cold water and lathered with regular dish soap.
Use ammonia for a particularly stubborn stain. Dab a little bit onto a fresh rag or sponge, dilute with cold water, and then dab onto the stain.
Repeat as necessary.
In extreme cases, you might have to sand down the stained area and refinish it.
Tips & Warnings
- Get to the stain as soon as the blood is spilled. The longer it sits, the deeper it will penetrate.
How to Get Blood Stains Out of Your Upholstery
Blood is one of the most common and stubborn stains to get out of upholstery and carpeting. Blood stains can also be...
How to Remove Blood Stains From Wood
Blood is a messy substance to clean up and can leave stains that are hard to remove no matter how much you...
How to Remove an Old Stain From a Deck
Old deck stain removal is a straightforward process. Deck stain is removed by using a stain stripper designed for decks. This type...