Blood stains might seem odd to you (because we know where your thoughts went huh? a serial killer, a murderer, etc) but, actually, even a little finger papercut could make you bleed over a leather desk for example or your leather agenda. You can even be driving in your motorcycle when your biker jacket gets splashed with the blood of the innocent whilst indulging in a late midnight snack.
How to remove those pesky blood stains?
- If possible, remove the blood stain from the leather before the stain dries. Use a clean cloth until you have removed as much as you can. Don’t wipe. Wiping pushes that blood further into your leather’s pores, creating a bigger stain and a bigger headache, just dab that pesky stain until there's nothing left.
- After removing most of the stain you could you need to clean your leather goodie. Gently rub the cleaner in a discreet area of your leather with a clean, white cloth, and let it dry. Look for color rub off on the cloth, discoloration in the leather, or any other effects. If you don’t see anything your leather cleaner is safe to use. Apply it to the blood stain, wipe off any excess fluid, and let the leather dry in a cool, indoors location away from sunlight and direct heat.
- The last step is to condition your leather. As always, test first using the same method you used for the leather cleaner, and then gently massage it in using circular motions. Afterward, let it dry for an hour, and then buff the rest off.
Blood stains are pretty resilient, so there's no guarantee that this method will work immediately, or even at all. We recommend you to give your leather repeated treatments, and over time, the stain should begin to fade. Be careful not to over-clean or condition your leather, as it can stress it.