How to Remove Blood Stains From a Mattress

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Things You'll Need

  • Meat tenderizer

  • Clean coth

  • 3 percent hydrogen peroxide

  • Dish soap

  • Table salt

  • Powdered laundry soap

Mattress stains can be an unsightly eyesore.

While mattress stains may not seem like a big deal since you can easily hide them under linen, when the linen comes off, the stain is still there. Blood stains can be some of the most temperamental stains to remove, and if blood stains get onto your mattress, it takes a little more work to remove them as mattresses are too big to be tossed in with the wash, but with some effort and the right materials, blood stains can be successfully lifted.


Step 1

Make a paste of cold water and meat tenderizer. Apply the paste to the stained area with a clean cloth, and scrub the area well. Continue to scrub until the stain is gone, and "rinse" the area with a clean damp cloth.

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Step 2

Apply 3 percent hydrogen peroxide to a clean white cloth, and gently wipe the stain until it is gone, applying more hydrogen peroxide as needed.

Step 3

Apply a small amount of dish soap to a clean damp cloth, and gently scrub the area until the stain is gone. Use a clean cloth soaked in cold water to help remove any residual dish soap.

Step 4

Add two tsps. of table salt to a cup of cold water. Dip a clean cloth or sponge into the solution, and scrub until the stain is gone.


Step 5

Make a paste of powdered laundry soap and water, and scrub it into the stain with a clean cloth. Leave the paste on the stain for 5 to 10 minutes before wiping it away with a clean damp cloth.


To help the area dry quicker, place a fan nearby or sprinkle baking soda on the damp area to help draw out the moisture from inside the mattress. Avoid putting bedding on a wet mattress as this could cause mold problems.


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