How to Get Blood Out of a Mattress - Inn Mattress

Dealing with blood stains on your mattress can be stressful, but removing them is possible with some tried and true methods. This guide covers everything you need to know to get blood out of your mattress quickly and effectively.

Supplies Needed

Before tackling blood stains, gather these supplies:

  • Clean cloths or towels
  • Cold water
  • Dish soap
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Spoon or brush
  • Fan (for drying)

Removing Fresh Blood Stains

Fresh blood stains are easier to treat. Follow these steps:

  1. Blot the stain immediately with a clean towel to absorb excess blood. Avoid rubbing.
  2. Mix cold water and dish soap. Gently dab the solution onto the stain with a damp cloth.
  3. Rinse with cold water and blot dry. Repeat if needed.

If the stain persists, make a hydrogen peroxide solution (equal parts peroxide and cold water). Apply it directly to the stain for 10-15 minutes before blotting dry. The peroxide will bubble up to lift the blood.

Removing Dried Blood Stains

For stubborn, dried blood stains:

  1. Lightly dampen the stain first with cold water. Apply dish soap and gently rub with a soft brush. Rinse.
  2. If it remains, make a thick baking soda paste with cold water. Apply and let sit up to an hour before rinsing.
  3. For tougher stains, use full-strength hydrogen peroxide. Apply for 10-15 minutes before blotting dry.
  4. Vinegar can also help – spray it on, let sit 1 hour, then blot dry. Its acids break down blood proteins.

Preventing Future Stains

To avoid stains down the road:

  • Use a mattress protector to shield the surface
  • Wash bedding immediately in cold water
  • Cover wounds with waterproof bandages during sleep
  • Have towels nearby to blot unexpected bleeding incidents


Eliminating blood from mattresses is possible with some tried and true cleaning methods. Quick action is key – fresh stains lift more easily. With some perseverance, you can get your mattress looking clean again.

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