How to Remove Blood Stains from Car Seats

You know how hard it can be to get stains and streaks out of your seats if you’re a car lover who wants to keep the interior spotless. Blood is one of the most difficult substances to get out of the surfaces of the fabric. It falls in, and easily penetrates the soil. Blood not only looks terrible on the interior walls, it is also unsanitary. Therefore here is the few recommended method of how to remove blood stains from car seats upholstery.

Essential Item for applying any of these methods

Here are The Following Methods of How to Remove Blood Stains from Car Seats

Recommended Method for Cloth/Fabric & Leather Car seats

Hydrogen Peroxide for Cloth & Leather


Drizzle the blood stain with hydrogen peroxide but do not over-saturate the spot. Work the peroxide in with your fingers as they sizzle over the stain. Let it sit there for a few moments.


Blot the stain with a dry cloth or paper towel, using your fingers to focus on the exact blood spot (if a small stain). If you have a larger bloodstain, you should get a Sham-Wow, or other large, absorbent cloth to take care of the stain. Press deep into the blood in your upholstery so that it will transfer into your cloth.

Step 3

Repeat the process until the bloodstain is completely removed from the upholstery. You may even have to allow the hydrogen peroxide to set in a bit longer on future applications to remove the stain fully.

Spray your upholstery with a carpet cleaning product (like Resolve). Take your car to a car wash and do an interior shampoo on the seats to remove any leftover residue from the blood and hydrogen peroxide. Spray the entire area with Lysol to kill germs on the seat when finished.


  • The quicker you treat the blood stain, the better your chances of getting the stain out completely.


Hydrogen peroxide may damage some types of fabrics. Before you use it on a visible or large area in your car, test it on another less visible part of your upholstered seats.

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Baking Soda Solution


Mix 1 part baking soda and 2 parts cold water in a large bowl to make your cleaning solution.


Apply the solution. Using a clean cloth, apply your solution to the stained area of your upholstery. You should let it sit for 30 minutes before attempting to rinse the stain.


Rinse the stained area. Using a cloth thoroughly dampened with cold water, rinse the remaining solution from your upholstery. Rinse thoroughly with dabbing motions until you have removed as much of the stain as possible.


Dry the area. Use a dry towel to blot the remaining moisture, absorb and remove it from the fabric of your upholstery.

Saltwater Solution


Dilute two teaspoons of salt in a cup of cold water. 


Get a white cloth and dip it into the saltwater solution.


Use this to blot the stain from car seats. If you have a large stain, work from the edges until you reach the center. This will stop the stain from spreading to unaffected areas. 


Rinse with cold water and dry thoroughly. Repeat the process if necessary.

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Use a detergent or water solution


Make a cleaning solution by mixing two cups of cold water and a tablespoon of liquid dish washing detergent.

Step 2

Apply the solution to the affected area. Dampen a piece of clean white cloth with the cleaning solution then apply it to the stained area.

Step 3

With a toothbrush, brush the affected area gently. Do not use a scrub brush because you might scrub the stain too vigorously, causing it to penetrate deeper into the fabric. Using a toothbrush will prevent you from brushing the stain too hard, thus preventing the stain from spreading or permanently setting in the car upholstery.

Step 4

Rinse the solution by using a clean white cloth to blot the affected area. If the stain is still noticeable, re-apply the cleaning solution then scrub it again using the toothbrush. After scrubbing, rinse the affected area again using a clean white cloth.

Step 5

For the final rinse, use a cloth dampened with cold water. Rinse the excess cleaning solution thoroughly by dabbing the affected area.

Dry the area using a cloth towel. Blotto pulls out the remaining moisture until most of it is absorbed and removed from the upholstery.

Mild soap Solution for Leather Seats


Mix a solution of mild soap in lukewarm water.


Tide to create a great volume of suds.


Apply only the foam with a sponge and gently rub the stained area, taking care not to spread the stain.


Wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.

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If you are uneasy to make a solution at home to clean blood stain out from car seats then you can use recommended Company solutions.

Such solution are


Follow these three easy steps for using OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover to give yourself the best chance of success:


Fill scoop to line 1 per 16 ounces of warm water and mix well to create a solution.


Remove excess stains before treating the upholstery. For fresh stains, treat with cold water first to prevent the stain from setting into the upholstery.


Do not apply solution directly to the blood stain. Apply the solution to a clean white towel and use the towel to blot out the stain. Repeat until the blood stain is not visible. Then, dampen a separate clean white towel with water and blot the area to rinse.

Puracy Natural Stain Remover 

Follow these three easy steps for using Puracy Natural Stain Remover  to give yourself the best chance of success:


Spray Puracy Natural Stain Remover directly onto the stained area. If the stain is large, start at the edges of the stain and gradually move towards the center of the stain, to keep it from spreading. Let it sit overnight so the enzymes can get to work breaking down the stain. The longer it sits, the better it will work.


Do not attempt to clean blood stains from your car seats by hand. When it comes to blood stains, you need to get the seat wet by applying warm water with a wet cloth. Do not oversaturate your car seat, as you don’t want to damage the electronics and other components that might lie underneath it. Next, extract the stain using a shop vac or a carpet extractor. Either will do, and both will be far superior than using a wet towel by hand.


Using a clean, dry microfiber towel, dry the area by gently pressing the cloth into the previously stained area.

Expert Tip:

Puracy Natural Stain Remover works on old, set-in blood stains too. For better results on older blood stains, spray them liberally with stain remover, then agitate the affected area with a soft-bristled brush. This will work the stain remover deeper into the stain, improving your results.

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