Mattresses can be expensive, so you may not want to buy a new one the moment a stain shows up. Unfortunately, you can’t just simply throw a mattress into the wash. Even if your mattress was made to withstand a washing machine or soaking in a tub, it probably wouldn’t fit!
So how are you supposed to get your mattress clean?
These simple tricks and tips can help you remove blood, urine, and other unwanted stains from your mattress.
How to Get Blood Stains Out of Mattress
The most important thing to know when attempting to get blood off of a mattress is to never use hot water. Hot water actually sets stains, so using it would likely cement the stain into the mattress rather than lift it. For this reason, always use cold water when performing stain removals.
A great at-home cleaning remedy for blood on a mattress starts with making a paste out of cornstarch. Mix ½ cup of cornstarch, ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide, and about a tablespoon of salt and apply the paste onto the blood stain. Leave the mixture on for more than 30 minutes and then use a small brush, such as a toothbrush, to scrub the paste into the stain before removing it by blotting the spot with cold water and a washcloth.
How to Remove Pee Stains Out of Mattress
Stubborn urine stains can be time consuming to remove. Pretreating the spot with vinegar can help, though, especially if the stain is new. Use the same blotting method mentioned above for blood. This process will help you clean and deodorize the stain from your mattress.
If you’re trying to tackle an older stain, you can make an at-home DIY cleaner to try to remove the spot. In a spray bottle, mix 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide, 3 tablespoons of baking soda, and a couple drops of dish soap. You can also add any essential oils you like to make the mixture smell nice. Spray this all over the spot and let it sit for 10 minutes.
Lastly, after the cleaner has sat for over 10 minutes, sprinkle some baking soda over the entire stain. This will help soak up any leftover moisture or odor. If there’s any baking soda left on the mattress, you can use a vacuum to clean it up.
How to Get Other Stains Out of Mattress
As a rule of thumb for all other strains, you’ll always want to start by taking a dry, clean washcloth and soaking up any initial liquid on the mattress. Always blot the surface rather than scrubbing or rubbing, which only pushes the liquid deeper into the mattress.
Next, spray on your store bought or DIY cleaner onto the spot and blot it into the stain for a period of time. For a good general mattress cleaner, mix ½ cup warm water, ½ cup white vinegar, and about a teaspoon of dish soap in a spray bottle. After spraying and blotting the stain, let the area air dry before returning your bed linens.
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