Blood stains are by far the trickiest stain to get out of a mattress. Especially if you don't spot the stain straight away, which in general, we don't. But don't panic! Here's How To Get Blood Stains Out Of A Mattress.
What You'll Need:
Before getting started, make sure you have all of these items:
- Vacuum Cleaner
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Liquid Fabric Freshener (Febreze)
- Plastic Spatula
- Cold Water
- Clean Cloth
Before starting cleaning, make sure to give your mattress a thorough vacuum to make sure there's no dust and dirt on the surface. The last thing you want is to rub more dirt into the mattress.
Secondly, start mixing up your cleaning solution. For this, you'll need to mix together the hydrogen peroxide (1/4 Cup), salt (1 tbsp) and cornflour (1 Cup). Add a small amount of cold water until you get a paste-like consistency. Make sure to add the water a tiny bit at a time to avoid making the paste too thin.
Apply the paste directly to the stain using the plastic spatula to ensure there is an even layer on the stain. Allow the paste to sit until it is completely dry and then scrape off the excess using the spatula.
Once you've scraped off the majority of the paste, give the area another vacuum to remove any smaller particles. After this, assess if the stain requires another treatment. Some stubborn stains need two or three goes. Once you're satisfied the stain is gone, take the cloth and cold water and give it a quick wipe down to ensure the chemicals are gone.
Finally, spray your liquid fabric freshener to get rid of any unpleasant chemical smells and enjoy your new clean mattress!
Protect And Prevent
Of course, once your mattress is clean you're going to want to keep it that way. The best way to do this is to invest in a waterproof mattress protector. Mattress protectors are a great way of preventing mattress staining and you can wash them every few months to ensure the bed is hygienic.