Remove Blood Stains from Walls

by Karen Bates
(last updated May 28, 2018)

Blood can be quite a challenge to clean up. If you've ever tried to remove blood stains from a surface, you know how difficult it can be. Sometimes it seems that no matter how much you scrub, the stain still remains.

If you have blood stains on your wall, it may seem tough to remove but there are techniques that you can use to make the job easy and effective. Of course, it is best to wipe up the blood immediately from the surface for best cleaning results. Depending on the material that the wall is made of, you will want to try different ways of removing the stains. Here are ways to clean various wall surfaces to best remove blood stains:

  • Stone. First, start by wiping away what you can of the stain with cold water on a cloth or sponge. If there is still a blood stain, mix powdered detergent with chlorine bleach and water. Put this past on the stain and put a damp cloth over it. Rinse with water and let the area dry.
  • Wallpaper. Unfortunately, stains on wallpaper might not be possible to remove. Try to wash with cool water and a cloth or sponge. Wipe at the stain gently, being careful not to make the stain spread. When finished, pat the area dry with a towel.
  • Grout. To remove blood stains from grout, dip a sponge in cool water and wipe the area. To clean any leftover staining, try a little baking soda and water mixture, brushing it onto the stain. Rinse and dry.
  • Wood. Using a sponge or cloth soaked with cool water, wipe the stained area. Make sure that you dry it right away.
  • Plastic, Linoleum, and Tile. Use warm, soapy water. Wet a cloth or sponge in the water and then wipe the blood spot until the stain is lifted. Dry off the area.

Sometimes you will get a blood stain that is particularly difficult to remove. Generally, it should work to simply use soapy water to clean up the blood, but the stain may not come off with simple soap and water mixtures. In these cases, you will want to look for cleaners that have been made specifically for blood and other stain removal. Before trying any type of cleaner on your wall surface, you might want to test the cleaner out on an inconspicuous area of the wall. This way, you can make sure that it won't harm or damage the surface.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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