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How To Remove Stains From A Mattress

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This guide has been written by home expert Imogen North

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There is nothing more frustrating than finding stains on your mattress. The whole process of removing the stains can be very difficult especially if you do not know to get rid of them, Again, you will require some items to get the job done. However, you do not need to hire an expert to assist you in cleaning. With the recommenced cleaning agents, you will be able to do the job within some few minutes. Check out this guide on how to remove stains from the mattress.


  1. Remove the beddings – The first step will be to remove all the beddings including blankets, bed sheets and pillowcases.
  2. Mild cleaning – Use the mildest cleaning solution before you start the cleaning. Measure ¼ cup of dry suds and mix it with a mild detergent. Put them in a cup and then add warm water. Mix them together using an eggbeater. Wait until the mixture appears like a whipped cream.
  3. Use a sponge- Using a sponge; apply the mixture on the stains. Put the sponge in warm water and then wipe the stains on the mattress carefully.
  4. Tough stains- In case the stains doesn’t come off, you should look for a more effective stain remover.
  5. Upholstery cleaning – You can use an upholstery cleaner to remove the stains. However, you need to go through the instructions provided by the manufactrer.
  6. Hydrogen peroxide –In terms of removing tough stains, hydrogen peroxide is very effective. You should use the attached spray to apply it. Allow it to remain on the stains for some few minutes before cleaning with a towel.
  7. Add more – In case there stains are still there, add more hydrogen peroxide on the spots and blot it dry.
  8. Use enzyme cleaner – Another reliable chemical you can use to remove tough stains is an enzyme cleaner. The good thing with this chemical is that it is also effective in removing odors. It breaks down the stains until they disappear completely.
  9. Amount- When you are using a stain remover, you need to be very careful. You should not use too much of it. Note that excess stain remover may cause mold or mildew. Use a few drops at a time.
  10. How to clean- Don’t take a lot of time to remove the stains. The more you allow it to stay, the harder it is to remove. You should remove the stains immediately.
  11. Drying the mattress- After you are trough with the whole process, you can use a dry cloth to get lid of the remaining stain remover. After you are done, you can now place the mattress in a room that is well ventilated. Avoid exposing the mattress to direct sunlight to dry. Ensure that the mattress is completely dry before you place the beddings.
  12. Final step – Now your mattress is ready to use.


Removing stains from a mattress may not be as difficult as you may think. You will only need the right cleaning agents to so the job. After that, use the steps we have outlined in this article. However, you can avoid all these by covering your mattress with quality bed sheets. Removing stains from bed sheets may be easier than removing form a mattress


1. Mattress Firmness Guide – Post by Sleepopolis

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