How to remove blood stains on wood

Ways of removing blood stains on wood depend upon its treatment.

Untreated wood

Clean the blood stain with a brush soaked in white vinegar sprinkled with baking soda.
If this is not enough, use bleach.
Remember to rinse after removing the stain.

Polished wood

Remove excess stain. Wash the wood with cold water and soap.
If the wood is still stained, sand the stained polish down and vacuum, wax and buff.

Varnished wood

Wipe fresh blood stains with a damp sponge and then rinse again and dry the varnished wood with a rag.
If the blood stain is old and embedded, dab the wood with a cloth dampened with a mixture of French polish, linseed oil and methylated spirits.

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2 Responses to How to remove blood stains on wood

  1. lynne says:

    I used a baking soda and vinegar paste and was able to remove all the blood stains from a pine mates bed. It took a lot of elbow grease and a lot of patience. I wore several tooth brushes out but the blood did eventually come off. As I was rubbing away I got discouraged because it didn’t seem to be working but eventually the blood did start to come off. I thought the furniture was ruined, thank you so much for this tip.

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