“How to get blood out of office chair” or other furniture is a question asked by many people like to get answers to. It becomes more difficult to remove blood from upholstered chairs. For fresh blood, better to clean it asap, the longer it stays the more difficult it is to remove.
While there are so many ways to get blood out of an office chair, hydrogen peroxide is considered one of the best remedies. In the following article, I will explain each method in detail.
1. Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is the best and most simple way to remove blood. All you need to have is a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and an old toothbrush.
Don’t apply hydrogen peroxide to leather. When applying on a fabric chair, better to apply on the small and hidden part to confirm whether hydrogen peroxide is safe on it or not.
Follow the process Apply, Scrub, Wait, and Wash.
- Apply an ample amount of hydrogen peroxide to the blood stain. Let the stain soak in hydrogen peroxide. Once soaked, scrub the affected area of the chair with the toothbrush.
- Scrubbing aids in the absorption of hydrogen peroxide into the chair fabric. The deeper it goes the more efficiently it removes the blood.
- Wait around 10 minutes, and let the hydrogen peroxide work to break down the blood stain (Source).
- Use cold water to rinse and wash the blood stain. The method completely removes the stain out of the office chair.
- Repeat the process with more hydrogen peroxide if the stains have not gone completely.
2. Oxygen Bleach
- Oxygen bleach proves a beneficial method to remove blood from office chairs.
- Read the manufacturer’s instructions before applying oxygen bleach.
- Click here to read my article explaining how oxygen bleach works to remove stains like blood from chair upholstery.
Ammonia is one of the ways to remove blood from the office chair and other furniture.
- Soak a clean towel with half-strength ammonia and blot the blood stains. Keep blotting until the chair fabric absorbs the solution.
- Wait around 10 minutes to let ammonia break the blood stains. After this, you may notice a change in the solution’s color (turns into a light reddish color).
- Use another clean towel to absorb the moisture. This method not only removes blood stains, but also sweat, and urine too.
- Repeat the process with more concentrated ammonia if the stains haven’t remove completely.
- Mix cornstarch with cold water to make a paste.
- Apply the paste on blood stains to completely cover and rub it into the chair fabric.
- Let the paste dry. Once dried, remove the paste. This will remove the blood out of a chair.
- Repeat the process if the stains are not removed completely.
- Pour the white vinegar onto the blood stains and let it work for 15-20 minutes.
- Rub the area with a clean wet towel. Use another towel to absorb the moisture. The process completely removes the blood from the office chair.
- Alternatively, mix the vinegar with a small amount of liquid soap detergent to make a cleaner solution. The solution can efficiently remove blood stains.
- Mix a generous amount of salt into cold water. Pour the salty solution onto the blood stains and scrub the chair area with an old toothbrush.
- The salt will break the blood stains. Remove the fizzy solution with a clean towel. Repeat the process until the blood has completely gone.
7. Meat Tenderizer
- Apply the water onto the affected area to dampen it. Sprinkle enough amount of meat tenderizer to cover the blood stains on the office chair.
- Use an old toothbrush to scrub the fabric. Let the powder work for around half an hour. Wipe out the powdery solution with a wet towel.
8. Detergent Soap
- Make a solution by mixing the detergent soap into cold water. Wet a piece of cloth with this solution.
- Blot the blood stain with a wet towel. Keep blotting until the solution turns into light reddish color and stains start removing from the chair.
- Once the stains disappear, take another clean towel to blot dry.
9. Baking Soda
Baking soda effectively removes blood stains from office chairs.
- Make a paste by mixing a tablespoon of baking soda into a ¼ water cup.
- Apply the paste onto the blood stains and let it dry. Once dried, remove the paste and rinse the area with cold water.
- Clean the blood ASAP. Cleaning fresh blood is much easy than dry one.
- Treat the blood with cold water to prevent its spread. In contrast, hot water boosts blood spread.
- Treat the blood stain with lemon juice for around 30 minutes. It will greatly remove stains.