How can I clean blood off leather car seats?

I accidentally cut myself while doing some yard work the other day and ended up driving myself to the hospital. The cut wasn’t anything a few stitches couldn’t fix, but I did manage to get some blood on my car’s seats. How can I clean the blood off my leather car seats?

I’m relieved the cut wasn’t too bad, and you seem to have taken the stitches like a champ! Fortunately, cleaning the blood off your leather seats is pretty simple. You should only need some dish soap and water, but you will want to act quickly to avoid letting the stain set any further.
To clean the blood from your leather seats, follow these steps:
  • Prepare a cleaning solution: In a small dish, combine half a teaspoon of liquid dish soap and a bit of water. Be sure to use a mild soap and test it on a small hidden area to avoid damaging the leather. Stir the solution until soap suds form at the top.
  • Dampen a clean, soft cloth: Gently wipe away the blood until it is gone or the cloth is no longer picking anything up.
  • Rinse the area: Remove excess solution using a clean, damp cloth.
  • Dry the area: Use a dry cloth to remove any excess moisture.
  • Apply leather conditioner: Conditioner will protect the freshly cleaned leather.
The above method should effectively remove the stain and, hopefully, leave your seat looking brand new.
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Jack Walsh
Answered on Nov 11, 2021

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