How to Remove Blood From Car Seat

March 2, 2024

The best way to remove blood from your car seat is to prevent it from soaking in. The longer a stain is left to set, the more difficult it will be to remove. The first step is to blot the area with paper towels or an absorbent cloth, removing as much of the blood as possible. Be sure to blot gently rather than rub, as rubbing will push the blood deeper into the fabric or upholstery fibers.

Next, rinse the stained area with cold water. This will help prevent the proteins in the blood from setting into the fabric fibers. You can also try sprinkling a mixture of salt and Borax on the blood spot. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes and then dab gently.

If the blood is on a light color fabric or suede-like material such as Alcantara, you can use hydrogen peroxide to remove it. Make sure that the peroxide is diluted, however, as undiluted hydrogen peroxide can discolor or even damage vinyl. You can also use commercially available enzymatic cleaners, but again be sure to test the solution in an obscure part of the seat first to be sure it will not cause discoloration or other problems.

If the blood is on a darker fabric such as cotton, you can use lemon juice to remove it. Be sure to test the lemon juice on a small, hidden part of your upholstery fabric first to make sure that it will not cause discoloration or other damage.

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