How To Get Stains Out of a Mattress
You can’t throw a mattress into the washer, so how do you clean mattress stains? Here’s a few simple ways to get stains out of a mattress, including blood & urine!
Your mattress is used every single day, and so naturally stains and spills will happen. You can’t just throw a mattress into the washer, so what’s the best way to clean it? Here are a few simple tips on how to get stains out of a mattress.
Need to freshen up your entire mattress? Here’s how to deep clean your mattress.
How To Clean Mattress Stains
Whether it’s a new spill or an old stain you just noticed, follow these simple steps to remove the spot.
- Soak up liquid.
If the stain is still wet, soak up the liquid with a clean cloth by gently blotting. Do not rub or scrub at this point, or you’ll just help the stain penetrate further into the fabric of the mattress.
- Spray-on cleaner.
Once all the liquid has been absorbed, spray on a cleaner of your choice. For a good general mattress cleaner, add the following to a spray bottle: 1/2-cup warm water, 1/2-cup white vinegar, and about a teaspoon of dish soap.
- Blot stain.
With the cleaner applied, blot the stain until it is removed. Spray on more cleaner, and blot again if needed. Let the area air dry before replacing your bed linens.
How to Get Urine Stains Out Of a Mattress
Urine stains can be a bit more stubborn than other mattress spots, and so removal requires a little more effort. Here’s how to clean mattress stains.
- Pre-treat the spot with vinegar.
If the urine stain is new, blot away excess liquid. Then bring out the vinegar which helps clean and neutralizes the odor. Spray straight vinegar onto the stain and blot again.
- Spray on homemade urine cleaner.
This DIY cleaner is a lifesaver when it comes to urine stains. In a spray bottle, combine 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide, 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 2 to 3 drops of dish soap. For an extra scent boost, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil like lemon or lavender. Spray this cleaner on the spot and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle with baking soda.
Once you’ve allowed the cleaner to do its job. Sprinkle the spot with baking soda, this will soak up any remaining moisture and odor. Allow the baking soda to sit for another 10 minutes, then vacuum it away with the upholstery attachment.
How To Remove Blood Stains From a Mattress
There’s one thing to remember when it comes to blood stains, stay away from hot water. Hot water can actually set the stain into the mattress fabric and make it impossible to remove. With that in mind, here’s how to get rid of a blood stain.
How to Get Pee Stains Out of a Mattress!
How to Get Pee Stains Out of a Mattress with 3 Simple Ingredients
Every day, somewhere in the world, a mattress gets peed on, soiled, or stained somehow. Urine stains and odors plague mattresses around the world, and you want to knowhow to get pee stains out of a mattress.
Here is the recipe to remove urine stains from a mattress, and many other types of stains also. It only takes3 easy ingredients, but you also need ameasuring cup, a tablespoon, a funnel, and a heavy duty spray bottle(read more about the type of spray bottle to use in the Tips section).
Here are the 3 Simple Ingredients to Clean a Mattress:
- 8 ounces/237 ml of 3% hydrogen peroxide
- 3 tablespoons/45 grams of baking soda
- 1 drop of liquid hand dishwashing soap
If you do not have these items already, you can still get them for a fraction of the cost for professional stain removal.
Instructions:Place thebaking sodainto the spray bottle using a funnel. Next add the3% hydrogen peroxide, and finally add a drop of liquid hand dishwashing soap. I useDawn®brand.
Next, swish the bottle around gently.DO NOT SHAKEthe bottle as this tends to clog the siphon straw.
You must use this mixture relatively quickly, and itcannot be saved for later use. The recipe only works if you use it immediately, because the cleaning byproducts and chemical interactions remain active only for a short time.
Also, the chemical reaction of all three ingredients combined can cause the mixture to ooze and leak out of the bottle, creating a mess if you leave the bottle sitting around.
3 Easy Steps to Clean Mattress Stains
- Spray the stained areas of your mattress thoroughly saturating them and let the mixture sit until it has dried. There isNO scrubbing and NO blotting. You literally spray and walk away.
- Wait for 5 to 10 minutesfor the stain to lift and disappear. If this does not happen, you must apply the mixture again to ensure it fully cleans the the stained areas.
- Once the mattress dries, if a baking soda powdery film remains, then simply wipe it off with a damp cloth or vacuum it.
My Story on How to Clean Urine Stains
Mattresses get a LOT of use and sometimes the inevitable happens: they get stained and smell horrible, especially if the accident involves urine.
If you are a parent, I am sure you know getting the dirty bedding cleaned and back on the bed the same day does not always happen.
In the case with my son, cleaning did not happen for three days. Everyone in our household was sick. I let my son sleep in our guest bed for a few nights, because his bedding was still nasty.
When I pulled off his sheets to wash them, to my dismay I discovered he also peed on his brand new mattress. I was horrified and disgusted I failed to realize this earlier! I felt like a bad mom!
The brownish yellow urine stain smelled awful. This upset me, because this mattress was high quality, expensive, and less than two months old.
Before and After Mattress Photos
Here are my original photos of my son’s pee-stained mattress. The second image shows how well this recipe works to get urine stains out of a mattress.
This way toremove urine from a mattress is so simple and easy. I still jump for joy when I get to use this recipe!
This article tells you how to clean mattress stains, not only from urine, but from other types of stains common to mattresses. Check out these FAQs to learn more!
Frequently Asked Questions and Testimonials for How to Remove Urine from a Mattress and other Stains and Surfaces with this Recipe
Most of myFAQscome from reader messages and comments. The discovery of which continues still.
Spray bottle and clogging issues?
MANY people have issues with their spray bottle, but I have done this application at least ten times without issues. I even used two different spray bottles, but here are some tips from me and readers to get you on your way to successful mattress cleaning.
Make sure whatever spray bottle you have that the straw is as large as possible. Otherwise, the mixture is too thick and it will clog your spray bottle.
Again,DO NOT SHAKE!It can definitely clog your spray bottle.
3 Key Spray Bottle Helpful Hints:
- Use theheaviest-duty spray bottleyou can find.
- Remove the bottom siphon straw filter, if present.
- Do not shake the mixture, swirl gently instead.
If you still have issues with clogging, then try what these readers did successfully:
“My sprayer clogged too, but I simply took a thin rag/washcloth and dabbed/rubbed it on the stains. All of it disappeared. UH-mazing!”
“I had trouble with it clogging too, so I put it in asquirt bottle, like a ketchup bottleand squirted it onto the area. Then I spread it around some with a white washcloth. Worked wonders!”
Will this work on a foam mattress?
This method works on a foam mattress.
“Amee. Thank you so much. I must say this really quickly to everyone ATTN: EVERYONE! THIS WILL WORK ON ANY FOAM MATTRESS. Amee, I wish I posted a before pic… I can’t thank you enough.
We have a 3 thousand dollarAloe Vera mattress. So, yes, you can imagine how I felt, lol. The joy of being a housewife, right? Lol, but all jokes aside thank you, thank you very much.”
“Whoa! I used this because my daughter who uses night training pants that failed to work last night had peed all over MY bed. She peed all over my new memory foam mattress topper.
I didn’t take photos because I honestly didn’t think this would work. But alas it disappeared before my eyes. Thanks a million. Not only is the stain gone, but the smell too. Wow!”
Is Dawn® liquid dishwashing soap brand required?
Nope! You do not have to use Dawn®; it is just what I usually have on hand. Use whatever you have in your kitchen as you only need one tiny drop!
That drop acts to break down any oils that could be present as part of the stain. It seems like so little, but it plays an important role.
How long does it take to dry?
It all depends on how much mixture you apply to your mattress or other stained surface. The room temperature and humidity can also have an effect on drying time.
It took only a few hours for my stained area to dry when I cleaned my son’s mattress.
I cleaned a urine stain from another mattress, andI used a box fan to speed up the drying process. The fan worked well.
Does this work to remove pet urine stains and smell?
“Wow this definitely works on pet stains! I have 4 ferrets and my oldest fuzz butt has problems with his back legs, and he doesn’t always hit the puppy pad in the corner, which is on carpet.
I used this yesterday and I was amazed. I sprayed this on the stain, and within 2 or 3 minutes it was gone. I didn’t even have to get down on all fours and scrub. Thank you for sharing this.”
“Thank you so much. I tried this and on anold dog urine stainon my carpet and it made it better, but did not take it all away.
Then, I re-read your instructions, and realized I did not leave it on long enough. I went back and reapplied it and left it on a bit longer than the time you indicated.
The horriblestain the commercial pet urine cleaner would not removewas almost invisible. I cannot thank you enough for posting this!”
NOTE: One caveat, this mixture works well for dog stains, but cat stains often present challenges, especially the lingering smell. After you get out urine stains, you can use anenzymatic cleaner for cat urineor other pet odors.
Does this remove vomit or food stains?
“This DOES take out 7-year vomit stains (thanks to one person’s drunken bachelor nights)! Awesome! Now here’s to hoping they stay GONE! :)”
“I didn’t have pee stains on my mattress, but rather vomit, drool, and a couple blood stains. I just did this and they ALL came out. I’m gonna use this as a general mattress freshener. Thanks so much for sharing!”
“Thanks for the info. Worked like a charm on soy sauce that had been spilled on a mattress. Don’t ask. I downsized the ingredients as the spill was not that bad.
And Iused an old toothbrush(I didn’t have a spray bottle). Can’t even tell it was ever there. Cheers!”
“I was actually looking for a formula/spit up stain remover when I came across your page. My little one is on a really smelly/oily formula due to allergies and allergic colitis.
Nothing I tried before worked for the smell or stains. This did the trick! Thanks for sharing!”
“My son was ill, and last night he climbed into my bed and vomited and urinated on my mattress. I was in tears when morning came and I saw the full extent of the damage.
A google search led me here and I honestly could not be more thankful. I will be passing this information along!”
“My son spilled a whole bottle ofgrape juice on my recliner, and you would never know now – Thank You!”
Does this recipe mixture work on old urine stains?
“This worked awesome! I did it on a fresh spot and an old stain. It took away both stains and the smell (and the yuck factor). Thanks so much.”
“Hi! I wanted to share my experience. I had a year-old pee stain, I cleaned the stain right after my daughter had her accident with Folex. Folex did not take out the yellow color, and it left a huge water mark.
After finding your blog viaPinterest, I went to the store and bought everything to make the pee remover and the car cleaner you recommended. It cost less than $10 for everything.
I came home made my batch of pee remover and “MAGIC”, it’s gone! Thank you, thank you for sharing! You rock mama!”
Does this method work on skunk smell?
Yes it does! This was actuallyconfirmed on MythBusters. Have you ever had a dog get a little too friendly with a skunk? I remember when I was a little girl we had a dog named Sally who could not leave the skunks alone. I swear she thought it was a fabulous perfume.
If only my parents knew about this recipe back then, lots of tomato juice would have been spared for better uses. Here is what one of my readers said about this recipe’s ability to de-skunk your pet.
“That same formula works great for neutralizing skunk odors. When our dog gets sprayed by a skunk we use this mixture in a spray bottle and spray him down, being careful not to let it get into his eyes, and the odor is neutralized.Not covered up, but neutralized. Works great.”
How does this work to clean suede leather?
Yes, it should work fine. It is important, however, to test any surface in an inconspicuous area first before you apply it to the stained locations. The hydrogen peroxide works by breaking down proteins, and it can damage dyed leather.
I would let it sit about 10 minutes and then use a clean rag to blot dry. I would then also use a leather conditioner after cleaning.
“Hi, I need help! I have leather couches, they are brown-like suede, and my kiddos and dogs have dirtied it up! Could I use this mixture on it? I need to clean it badly, and is stinky too….soooo embarrassing, you rock thanks!”
How does this remove breast milk stains or infant formula?
Yes, this method will clean breast milk stains or those from infant formula.
“Thank you! My 2-year-old had an accident last night, and I’ve been searching the web high and low for a non-chemical/harsh/eat-your-skin-off answer. I didn’t want to smell any cleaners or fabric deodorizers.
I just ran toTarget(9pm Target run) and voila! The stain is gone, as well as the chocolatePediasurestains:) Thank you for sharing!”
Does it remove poo stains?
Yes, this method can remove feces stains, but you must thoroughly remove the poop before applying the mixture.
“Wish I had taken before and after pictures, I can’t believe how well this worked!
I used it for cleaning up a year old-stain from a diarrhea accident (which I initially cleaned with my upholstery cleaner, but it was still stained badly) and stains from breast milk. Had to do two coats, but totally worked.”
“I had a family member soil our spare bedroom mattress REALLLLLLLY bad (feces and urine), and I tried different things for a week and nothing worked. I found this site and I literally watched the stains disappear! Thank you so much! Can’t thank you enough!”
Will this work as a homemade carpet cleaner?
Yes, this works to clean carpet. As a caveat, however, like I mentioned for leather furniture, or any upholstered furniture for that matter, test an area of the carpet in an inconspicuous before applying to the stain in a visible area.
“I used this on my cream-colored carpet and it worked great! I was worried about using it on my gold-colored carpet, but figured what the heck; it couldn’t make it any worse. It worked fantastically on it! The ugly spot is gone along with the odor! Thanks!”
“Thank you so much for this info! It worked great on my mattress, I was pleasantly surprised. I have also used this solution on my tan carpet for pet stains and it did not discolor it.”
How does this work to remove blood stains?
This mixture works well to remove blood stains. My husband who is a veterinarian, however, used straight hydrogen peroxide to remove blood from his scrub outfits after surgery.
“This also works on blood stains. If you have teen-aged girls, or girls just entering puberty who haven’t gotten their period yet, they can also stain a mattress.
Hydrogen peroxide will get blood out of clothing too, so if you have cuts, or bloody noses etc. of any kind, use hydrogen peroxide, full-strength, on it!”
What about cleaning other stains like ink, dirt, coffee, or rust stains?
Yes it can, but it depends on the type of stain and the surface. It is always worth a try!
“This combo has taken out ink stains, dirt, coffee, and even rust stains from a wire dog crate, on IVORY colored carpet! The rust stains had been there for years, and I hadn’t yet found a product that could take it out!”
Does this clean cement or tile grout urine stains?
Yes, some readers successfully used it to clean cement or grout stains.
“The same mixture is great for removing the pee smell from bathrooms andit cleans the grout too! I watched it onMythBusters. They removed skunk spray and I thought well I wonder if it works for little boys too. It does and the grout was a bonus!”
“Last night my husband and I asked each other “What’s that smell?” It turned out one of our cats was peeing in her cat bed, so much that it soaked through to the stone tile in front of the fire place.
We threw the bed out, but there werestains on the tile. Ewwwww! Nothing I used worked. I tried this and it is working! I will try on the mattress next!”
Miscellaneous tips, tricks, and discoveries from readers:
“My grandchildren just left after a month-long visit. I discovered the stain this morning, tried your remedy, and the stain is gone. I did take dry white cleaning cloths to blot as we live in a very humid area.
You would not believe how brown the cloths were! This might be the extra help that some of your readers need to completely remove their stains.”
“This also works on the “spots” that show up onlamp shades. Thanks for posting!”
Don’t use expired baking soda
“At first I used old generic baking soda I had. It lightened the stain, but didn’t remove it. Then I thought, “Use a little common sense here.” So I purchased Arm & Hammer™ baking soda (new-not expired), a great spray bottle from a lawn care store, Dawn and a funnel.
Once all ingredients were in the bottle, I shook it up and sprayed away liberally. It worked. I swear it was the fresh box of Arm & Hammer and Dawn liquid dish soap that did the trick the second time around.
Thank you for this great idea. It’s affordable, non-toxic and works with the correct measurements and ingredients.”
This method onhow to get pee stains out of a mattressis simple, safe and works great! If your kids are like mine they usually also maintain an army of stuffed animals in bed with them.
Here are my tips towash the pee and grime safely off your stuffed animalsand make them look and smell like new again.
Do you have any other methods for how to get pee stains out of a mattress? Have you discovered other uses for this simple, but effective recipe?
How To Clean A Mattress and Get Rid of Stains
Knowinghow to clean a mattresscan help you sleep better at night. This guide explains how to clean your mattress and get rid of stains, odors, and allergens. It also covers how to protect your mattress, so it stays clean and fresh.
Why You Should Clean Your Mattress
Dead Skin Cells and Dust Mites
Of the estimated 1.6trillionskin cells on our bodies, roughly 30,000 to 40,000 of them fall off every hour. Multiply that by the eight hours we’re supposed to get, and we’re shedding around a quarter-million dead skin cells in our sleep.
Sure, your sheets catch most of the skin cells. What they don’t protect your mattress from are the dust mites that feed on those dead skin cells. And, there arehundreds of thousandsof those dust mites in your bed.
Or, Glen Needham, a retired professor of entomology at Ohio State University, says, “Every mattress is a crime scene in terms of how it gets inoculated with mites.”
Moisture, Mold, and Mildew
When we sleep, our bodies lose moisture. Some of that is simply the result of us breathing. Some of it is also sweat.
If you’re a person who “sleeps hot” or who suffers from hot flashes or night sweats, you know how damp your bedding and mattress can get. Combine the two, and our bodies produce over a pound of moisture each night!
While much of that evaporates in the air, plenty soaks into your mattress. There, the dense materials and warm, dark environment provide the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew spores.
Pets, Kids, and Other Messes
If you have young children, the chances are that at least one mattress in your home bears the results of a nighttime accident. Even house-trained pets can leave your mattress damp if they spend much time licking their paws or hop on your bed right after a bath. And, of course, full-grown adults can soil a mattress several ways, too.
So, you can put up with a stained mattress that stinks of sweat and body oils, or you can set aside an afternoon to deep clean your mattress and get it looking — and smelling — new again.
How to Clean Your Mattress
You need to strip the bed before you begin cleaning your mattress, so this is a good time to launder your bed linens, too.
- Using the hottest setting allowed on the manufacturer’s label will kill dust mites on your sheets and blankets.
- Go ahead and wash your pillows and fabric mattress toppers.
- You can even wash an electric blanket if you use one.
While the washer and dryer are doing their thing, follow the steps below to clean your mattress.
1. Vacuum the Top and Sides
Your vacuum cleaner’s upholstery attachment is the best tool for mattress cleaning. Start at the top and work your way down in overlapping, narrow paths.
Vacuum the sides the same way. Don’t worry about the other side of the mattress just yet — we’ll get there in step 5. For now, we’re clearing away dead skin cells, pet hair, and surface dirt to make the next step more effective.
2. Remove Odors with Baking Soda
S prinkle your mattress well with plain baking soda (bicarb for UK readers) andgentlyrub it in, so it bonds with surface moisture. Let it sit for 10 minutes to continue neutralizing odors.
What about adding essential oils?
Several readers have asked about mixing essential oils with the baking powder before sprinkling it on their mattresses. I don’t recommend it for a couple of reasons.
- Essential oils are stilloils.Rubbing any oil into a fabric is never a good idea — it attracts dirt and can make the bond between the material and soil permanent. That’s pretty much the exactoppositeof what we’re trying to achieve when we clean a mattress.
- It’s a waste of time.By the time you’ve cleaned the mattress, removed stains, and protected it from future problems, you won’t be able to smell the essential oil. So why bother?
3. Vacuum Again
After giving the baking soda time to bond with surface moisture and odors, it’s time to vacuum it out of the mattress.
Using the upholstery attachment, vacuum the top and sides of the mattress with slow, overlapping strokes. Donotpress too hard — it interferes with your vacuum’s suction and may snag your bed’s fabric.
4. How to Remove Mattress Stains
Mattresses typically acquire three types of stains: blood, urine, and what we’ll call “other bodily fluids.”
While it’s best to treat stains immediately, sometimes sleep is more important. Fortunately, you can still clean stains on your mattress even after they’ve been there a while.
You can often get fresh blood stains out of mattresses with just a rag, some cold water, and a little soap. For fresh blood stains, it’s important to usecoldwater, since heat causes the proteins in blood to bond with the mattress material.
If cold water and a bit of soap didn’t do the trick, use the dried blood remover for mattresses below.
How to Get Rid of Mattress Stains
Updated- March 25, 2020 / Julianne Ragland
Mattress stains can come from several places, but they are generally from one of the following sources: sweat, blood, food, or urine. Naturally, the most common mattress stain is sweat, which comes from our bodies when we sweat and do…other…stuff. Blood is also a common mattress stain, but it is a little harder, though not impossible, to get out. Some food stains are hard to get out, like red wine. Urine can be very hard to eliminate. Of course, all of these mattress stains could have been prevented with a simple mattress protector. Maybe next time? Until then, though, here are some options.
Professional Mattress Stain Removal
There are many professional mattress stain removers available from the market. It will pay to shop around and find out who will give you the best service. Try to find a company that is self contained and mobile. Make sure to ask about the chemicals they use, and what side effects they might cause. It’s your right to ask and know this information, so if they refuse, keep looking around. As well, remember to make sure they are bonded/insured. Mattresses aren’t cheap…and if they ruin yours by cleaning it improperly, you’re up a creek without a paddle if they don’t carry insurance. Reading review sites will help you find the best professional for the job.
Best Ways to Get Rid of Mattress Stains
Salt and club soda can remove mattress stains.
This method is most effective against fresh stains that have not been allowed to dry. It’s very simple and quite effective. First, wet the stain with club soda, and gently work it into the fabric. Cover the stain with table salt. Let it sit for a couple hours, and the salt will gradually change colors as it absorbs the stain. If you don’t get to the stain right away, you will want to try another technique.
Try soap and water to get rid of the mattress stain.
The sooner you can get to the stain, the better chance you have of saving the mattress from a scarred life. The difficulty in mattress cleaning is that every bit of moisture soaked into the bed must be removed somehow. So, keep that in mind as you scrub at this stain with your mixture of dish soap and water. Dab at the wet stain with a dry towel to remove the moisture. To dry the mattress, lay it in the hot sun for a day or two, or you can try sucking out the moisture with a shop-vac.
Use borax to remove mattress stains.
Borax is a highly undervalued cleaning agent. Boric acid has been used to clean things almost as long as people have been using lye. Simply mix borax and water to create a paste, and spread it over the stain while working it into the fabric. Let that sit and dry for an hour. Then, brush off the dried borax powder and give it a look. Then, scrub the spot with a little soap water and a brush, rinse it with a wet towel, and dab with a dry towel. Amazon sells 20 Mule Team Borax at an affordable price.
If the mattress stain persists, there’s always bleach.
Grab a few towels you won’t mind becoming bleached. Use a mild bleach like hydrogen peroxide so you don’t melt your mattress. Dab the stain with the straight bleach, and scrub it a little. You will want to wear gloves for this, and make sure there isn’t anything you don’t want bleached in the area. Dab at the stained area with a wet towel, followed by a dry towel to try to remove some of the bleach. Obviously be sure to use towels that you don’t care if they’re damaged from the bleach.
Steaming away mattress stains.
The best part about a steaming vacuum cleaner is that it sucks up moisture really well. This gives you a better chance of actually removing the stain, instead of just driving it deeper into the mattress and covering it up with bleach. Which also works. The steam cleaner will cost you a few bucks, but it might save you a lot of hassle.
Natural Mattress Stain Removers
Composed of proteins, these are some of the better stain removers available. They work by targeting organic material and dissolving it, making it easier to remove from the fabric. Something like Lifekind Natural Stain and Odor Eliminator at Amazon may work.
Lemon juice and salt.
There are a wide variety of uses for this combination, and cleaning mattresses is one of them. Make a paste of the two items, apply to the stain, and let it stand for 30–60 minutes. Then, vacuum or sweep it off the mattress, and sponge the stain with cool water. Repeat as necessary or try another technique.
Cream of tartar and hydrogen peroxide.
These two can be mixed into a paste and applied to the stain. Let the paste dry before you vacuum up the remnants. Repeat as necessary. This will bleach any colored mattress, but if you still have a colored mattress, there’s a good chance you are in need of a new one anyway.
Preventing Mattress Stains
Mattress protectors have been growing in popularity over the years as bed bugs become more common. They are a new and improved version of the old-fashioned mattress pad.
- Look for mattress pads that fit over the whole mattress, either with stretchy sides or a zipper.
- The one with the zipper is the more popular version of the mattress protector. It is also harder to remove and more expensive.
- Look for a mattress protector that comes with a guarantee and lifetime warranty.
- The one that I have is from a company called Protect-a-Bed, and I am very happy with it.
Mattress Stain Guard is essentially Scotchgard, which some claim should not be in close proximity to your skin. Reading the MSDS for the product, I only found warnings about the liquid product, no warnings for after application. My recommendation is to skip this stuff and just get a good mattress protector.
How to Get Stains Out of a Mattress
If you sleep on a mattress at night, then it’s a reality that stains can appear over time. Unfortunately, these can be difficult to get rid of, even if you try your hardest. Fortunately, it’s not impossible. Learning how to get stains out of a mattress can be much more simple than you might think. All you need is the right tools, the right solutions, and the right techniques to achieve success. If you’re ready to get started, then the information below can help you get different types of stains out beautifully.Before that if you know how to clean a mattress this will help you to gather more knowledge on it.
1. Food Stains
Food stains are incredibly common, especially if you enjoy a late night snack or early morning breakfast in bed. Whether you’ve spilled ketchup, syrup, or something else, food stains can become problematic. The best thing you can do is address the stain as quickly as possible in order to absorb some of the discoloration. From there, you can do the following steps:
– Spray water and vinegar mixture on top of the stain and blot quickly until no more discoloration is picked up.
– Sprinkle baking soda on top of the area and allow to dry for a few hours before vacuuming.
– If stain is stubborn, spray on laundry stain remover and blot, then allow to dry completely.
2. Beverage Stains
Beverage stains are also common on mattresses, especially for anyone who drinks tea, wine, or coffee in bed. Fortunately, you can get rid of these, especially if you act quickly. The first step is to blot the moisture as soon as possible in order to prevent the stain from setting in. However, even if the spot has already dried, you can continue with the steps below.
– Create a mixture of 1 tsp laundry detergent with 3 tsp warm water. Using a soft cloth, press the mixture into the stain and continue to blot without wiping.
– Sprinkle baking soda onto the stain and allow to dry for a few hours before vacuuming away.
– If you are dealing with red wine or a particularly dark beverage color, then you may need to repeat the removal process several times in order to lift the stain as much as possible.
3. Blood Stains
When it comes to getting blood stains out of mattresses, you must be careful not to allow the stain to dry. However, if it already has, it’s still possible to lift the discoloration if you use the right solutions. You must be patient and remember that in most situations, the blood stain won’t ever lift completely. To get started with stain removal, take a look at the steps below.
– Blot the blood stain with a towel to lift the stain as much as possible.
– Mix one part baking soda with two parts of water, then pour onto the stain and allow to dry for 30 minutes.
– Use a spray bottle to apply water to the stain and blot quickly to absorb excess liquid. From there, use a vacuum to get rid of the extra baking soda.
4. Urine Stains
Urine can be easy to get out of a mattress, even if it has been sitting for a while. However, if the stain is fresh, then it’s best to begin blotting it as quickly as possible in order to remove the excess moisture. From there, follow the steps below:
– In a spray bottle, combine 3 tbsp baking soda, 1 drop liquid dishwashing soap, and 8 oz hydrogen peroxide. Spray onto the stain and allow to sit for around 20 minutes to soak in.
– To finish, use a vacuum to absorb the leftover baking soda and leave to completely dry for a few more hours.
5. Vomit Stains
Although difficult to deal with, it’s important to know how to get rid of vomit in order to keep a mattress nice and clean. Learning how to get stains out of a mattress can be difficult, but even when it comes to vomit, it can be done. Follow the steps below.
– In a spray bottle, gently combine warm water with the same amount of white vinegar.
– After removing the excess vomit, spray the water and vinegar mixture onto the stain and allow to soak for a few minutes. From there, continue to gently blot with a towel rather than rub.
– To finish, sprinkle baking soda on the stain and dry for a few hours before vacuuming up.
Keeping Your Mattress Healthy
Stains happen, especially on mattresses. However, with the tips on how to remove stains out of a mattress above, you should be able to keep yours looking great.