Serendipity and Removing Bloodstains from Fiberglass

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2015 • all rights reserved

How to quickly and easily get bloodstains (fishing or an injury) out of fiberglass even when they're baked in

I can’t tell you how often it’s happened that someone has written in with a tip, and I’ve needed it within a couple of days.

It happened again.

A few days ago, I received a note from Cyndy Carter, telling how she’d used Zep Mold and Mildew Stain Remover to get baked on blood off her fiberglass decks after an injury. It had worked well on her moldy Lifesling bag, and when nothing else worked on the bloodstains, she figured why not try it?

In her words, “I sprayed it on and Boom! the bloodstain cleaned right off.”

So I made a note to get some, more because we have a bunch of mold on deck but also “just in case.”

And as I was finishing writing back to Cyndy, I hear “Carolyn, can you come here?” Yep, Dave had been working in the cockpit . . . and given himself a nice puncture wound. It wasn’t as bad an injury as Cyndy’s and no trip to the ER, but yes, there was some blood on the back deck that was pretty well dried by the time I’d helped Dave get his hand clean and  bandaged up.

And the funny thing? There was an almost-but-not-quite empty bottle of Zep on the giveaway shelf up at the boatyard office when I went up to get more water. Worked for me just as well as Cyndy said. And since there was a little left over, I tried it on some mold on deck — great there, too!

You can get Zep Mold and Mildew Stain Remover on Amazon and in home improvement stores:

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  1. Perfect timing….Abby’s bug bites get the better of her and that can be messy!

  2. Plenty of fish blood on my decks.

  3. Slimy Grimy works great to take off any stains, including rust.

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