How to Get Rid of Blood Stains on Microfiber
Microfiber is a man-made material with the look and feel of natural suede. Its softness adds luxury and comfort, but it's also easy to care for. A microfiber comforter or upholstered furniture stained with blood can be cleaned up, but time and proper stain removal methods are of the essence. Successful removal requires you to isolate the stain before drawing the blood out of the microfiber, as well as from the surface.
Lay a paper towel over the blood stain as quickly as possible. Allow the blood to be absorbed into the towel without rubbing or scrubbing. Remove the soiled paper towel and repeat this step until no more blood is soaked up into the paper towel.
Cover the remaining blood stain on the microfiber surface with meat tenderizer that's been moistened with a few drops of water. Apply enough moistened meat tenderizer to make a mound over the stain then allow it to sit for 30 to 60 minutes. As the meat tenderizer absorbs blood the enzymes that help to tenderize meat break down the proteins in the blood stain, making it easier to remove the stain.
Brush the meat tenderizer into the trash can using a dry scrub brush.
Create a soap solution by mixing 1 tbsp. dishwashing detergent with 2 cups of cold water. Dip a clean sponge in the soap solution and wring out the excess water. Blot the remaining blood stain, from the outer area of the stain in toward the center. As the blood is lifted, rinse off the sponge, apply more soap solution and continue to blot until the stain is fully removed.
Wet a clean cloth in cool water and squeeze out excess moisture. Sponge the microfiber surface with the damp cloth to rinse the fabric. Lay a dry cloth over the surface and apply pressure with your hands to help absorb some of the moisture from the microfiber. Allow the fabric to air dry completely.
Blend in the nap by brushing the dry microfiber with the dry scrub brush.
- Substitute 1/2 tbsp. laundry detergent for the dishwashing detergent to remove the blood stain.
- Soak up a large blood stain with salt, baking soda or talcum powder while collecting your cleaning supplies.
- If the blood stain is dry, brush off the microfiber with a dry brush to remove dried blood flakes and residue. Then, proceed with these steps to remove remaining stain.
Mary Ylisela is a former teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and mathematics. She has been a writer since 1996, specializing in business, fitness and education. Prior to teaching, Ylisela worked as a certified fitness instructor and a small-business owner.
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