Removing Blood Stains from Washable Fabric

Washing-up Liquid or Hydrogen Peroxide

  1. Dab the blood stain with a cloth dipped in cold water (not warm or hot)
  2. If the step above doesn’t work, then soak the mark in cold water with a squirt of washing-up liquid for 10 minutes, then dab dry
  3. If the item is white or colourfast (test on an inconspicuous area if you’re not sure), pour hydrogen peroxide through the fabric, scrub and rinse in cold water.

Salt Water

  1. First rinse the garment completely in cold running water.
  2. Then soak the garment in a solution of 1 cup of salt to 8 cups of COLD water.
  3. Soak for 60 minutes.
  4. Rinse the garment through in cold water.
  5. Then wash as directed.

Removing Blood Stains from Hardwood Floors

  1. Use paper towels to soak up as much of the blood as you can.
  2. Now soak a clean damp cloth in cold water and thoroughly ring it out.
  3. Scrub the stain and get as much of the blood out as you can.
  4. Next use a dry clean cloth to dry the area.  Do not let the water sit on the wood or it will stain it.
  5. If the cold water did not remove all of the blood stain then soak another clean cloth in hydrogen peroxide, and thoroughly ring it out.
  6. Scrub at the stain again.
  7. Rinse the cloth and wood with cold and water.
  8. Using a clean dry cloth dry the area again.

On lighter wood you can repeat this process with bleach.

On darker wood, only use bleach if you think it is worth staining the wood to remove the stain.

It can leave a lighter spot that is less noticeable on light-coloured wood.


Removing Blood Stains from Untreated Wood

  1. Sprinkle some baking soda onto the blood stain.
  2. Soak a brush in white vinegar.
  3. Then gently rub the brush over the stained area.
  4. Wipe the affected area thoroughly with a dry clean cloth.
  5. Now rinse the area thoroughly with a clean damp cloth to remove any residue.
  6. Dry the wood using a paper towel.