How to Get Blood Out Of Shoes

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How to Get Blood Out Of Shoes

Blood stains on your shoes can come from a lot of things, like getting a cut on your leg, a blister, and another random thing. Knowing how to get the blood out of your shoes is very important if you do not want to ruin your shoes. These methods can work for any color of shoe and type of shoe.

You will be able to remove the blood stain on of leather shoes, canvas shoes, and much more. So of the methods can bleach your shoes, so read carefully and choose the right method for your shoes.

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Quickest Way To Get Blood Stain Out Of Any Shoes:

Add some rubbing alcohol to a spray bottle and spray all the areas that are stained with blood. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then add baking soda to the stain and brush it out with a toothbrush. When the stain is gone, give the shoes a proper normal cleaning.

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Three Methods To Get Blood Out Of Shoes

Below are 3 ways that I have used to get a blood stain out of my shoes, whether it was on the inside or outside of the shoes. You will need to few items before you start, so let us get to cleaning the blood stain out of your shoes.

Method 1. How To Get Blood Stain Out Of Shoes With Hydrogen Peroxide 

Hydrogen peroxide is a great medical product that sometimes they use on wounds and small cuts. You can even use it to clean certain areas of your house. Hydrogen peroxide has an amazing reaction when it gets in contact with wet blood or dry blood on clothes. It somehow just pulls the blood out of the fabric. It has a similar effect when it comes to shoes.

What You Will Need:

Step 1. The first thing you need to do is have an idea of where all the blood stains are on your shoes, whether it is dried up or it is fresh blood. This will make it much easier to clean the shoes and not miss a blood stain.

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Step 2. If the shoes are white, pour a generous amount of hydrogen peroxide into a bowl. Dip the toothbrush into the bowl and wet each area that has blood stains on your shoes. Once you have wet all the stained areas, you can leave it on it for 5 minutes to break down the blood.

Step 3. Once the 5 minutes are up, you can dip the toothbrush into the hydrogen Peroxide again and brush the blood stains out, do this for an extended period of time. The hydrogen peroxide should bleach and taste out the blood that stained the shoes. You can use a paper towel to wipe away some of the excess liquid to see your progress.

Step 4. Once you see that you have gotten all the stain out of your shoes, you now need to catch some fresh warm water and dust the toothbrush again and brush the area of your shoes that had the blood stain.

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Method 2. How To Get Blood Out Of Shoes With White Vinegar

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I love using white distilled vinegar to clean areas of my house and remove stains. Vinegar does have an acidic level to it, so that is why it will work great when it comes to removing blood from your shoes, whether it is stained or fresh blood. This method can work both for white and dark color shoes, but not on leather.

What You Will Need:

  • Vinegar
  • Warm Water 
  • Cleaning container 
  • Toothbrush 

Step 1. Pour 2 cups of white distilled vinegar into a small bowl or cleaning container, then add half a cup of water to the bowl. This will be the cleaning mixture. So locate all of the blood marks on your shoes so that it’s easier to clean them all.

Step 2. Take the toothbrush and dip it into the mixture and wet all the areas on your shoes with blood marks or stains. Let the vinegar sit on it for 5-10 minutes, do not let it dry on the shoes because you will have to add more vinegar again to soften up the blood.

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Step 3. Once the time is up, or the blood looks like it is being faded out by the vinegar. You can now dip the toothbrush into the vinegar mixture again and brush out the blood from your shoes. If the blood stain is inside your shoes, take the laces out to have better access to it. Give your shoes a normal cleaning with soap when you are done to remove the vinegar smell.

 

Method 3. How To Get Blood Out Of Shoes With Baking Soda And Rubbing Alcohol 

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Baking soda and rubbing alcohol combined together is a powerful cleaning solutions that can remove stains and odor at the same time. This method is also safe to use on leather surfaces because it won’t stain it. Just do not let it dry on the leather or stays too long because the leather will try to absorb it.

What You Will Need:

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Step 1. Add half a cup of baking soda to a bowl, then pour one cup of rubbing alcohol. This should form a paste-looking mixture. Also, look for all the areas on your shoes that has blood stains on it so that you do not forget to clean areas when you are done.

Step 2. Take the toothbrush and dip it into the mixture you made and apply it to all the blood stains on your shoes. Let it sit for 5 minutes to break down the blood. If the shoes are leather that you are clean, just apply the mixture and brush out the stain instantly.

Step 3. Once the few minutes are up, wet the toothbrush with some rubbing alcohol and brush out the stain on your shoes. It takes a few brushes but continue doing it, and the stain will come right out of your shoes.

 

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Final Thoughts:

Blood can stain an area that it gets on easily if it is left there for too long. My advice would be to clean the cloud off your shoes as soon as possible with one of the methods about. All the methods above work with blood that is dried up or blood that is fresh. Choose the best method that suits your type of shoes.

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