How to Remove Blood Stains on a Couch

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Things You'll Need

  • Cloth

  • Cleaner that contains enzymes

  • Toothbrush

  • Towel

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Accidents can happen that lead to blood stains on furniture. Your son has a nosebleed that leaves a mess on your couch or your daughter jumps on the couch with a newly bloodied knee and the next thing you know you have a blood stain on your pristine furniture. Thankfully, blood stains can be removed.


Step 1

Wet a cloth and blot it on the stain to moisten it.

Step 2

Apply a cleaner that contains enzymes to the stain. Quick'n Brite and Zout are two examples of cleaners that contain enzymes.

Step 3

Rub a toothbrush in a circular motion over the stain, so the cleaner can penetrate the couch's fabric.

Step 4

Wipe away any blood that is lifted out with a clean towel.


Step 5

Wash off the stain remover by rubbing a damp cloth on the area. Let the moisture air dry.

Step 6

Repeat this process if necessary.



Megan Richardson

Megan Richardson began her career as a freelance writer and editor in 2009. She has experience in public relations and event planning, and she worked as a writer's assistant to a published author for more than a year. Her work has also appeared in "The Daily Sentinel." Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication and journalism from Stephen F. Austin State University