How to Get Blood Stain Out of Car Seat

March 14, 2024

When blood gets on your car seat it is important to act fast, especially if it is on a white fabric car seat. The longer a blood stain remains the more likely it is to set into the upholstery and become permanent. Immediately blot the spot with a paper towel or cloth that is dampened with cold water. Avoid rubbing, as this can spread the blood and push it deeper into the upholstery.

After blotting the area, mix some salt with water to make a paste. Saturate the area with the solution and then blot it again using a dry cloth. Repeat this process until the stain has disappeared and the cloth is no longer absorbing any more blood.

If the stain remains, you can try a hydrogen peroxide solution. Be sure to test the cleaner on an inconspicuous part of the upholstery before applying it. Using too much of this chemical can cause discoloration and weaken the upholstery.

For other types of stains on your car seat, you can use a baking soda solution. Make a paste of one part baking soda to two parts water. Apply this to the stains and let it sit for an hour before rinsing and washing the fabric cover. Follow your manufacturer’s instructions on whether to wash the fabric by hand or throw it in a machine. When washing, you should use mild detergent and no bleach. You should also dry the cover thoroughly after rinsing.

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