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How To Get Rid Of Mattress Stains

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No matter how much you try and prevent it, at some point you're probably going to stain your mattress. Mattress stains can be tricky to clean but it is possible to get rid of stains. Here's How To Get Rid Of Mattress Stains.

How To Get Rid Of Mattress Stains

Fresh Stains

Fresh mattress stains are always easier to tackle. Attacking the problem at the source is always the best method. Once you have a spill, start by dabbing the stain with paper towels. Get as much liquid absorbed as possible. If there is some discolouration, add some washing up liquid to a bowl of warm water. Lightly dab the solution over the stain and allow to dry.

Dry Stains

If the mattress stain has been left to dry, it's going to need some extra care. First, you're going to need to mix a cleaning solution. All you need is 3/4 water, 1/4 vinegar and a tablespoon of washing up liquid. The vinegar is going to remove tougher stains than just washing up liquid alone. If you can, put the solution in a spray bottle and allow it to sit on the stain for 1-2 hours. Once the liquid has set for an hour, take some washing up liquid in warm water and gently scrub the stain. This should lift up a mild dry stain easily.

Tough Stains

Tougher stains obviously require tougher cleaning solutions. A great D.I.Y solution is 2 tbsp of baking soda, 1 tbsp of washing up liquid, 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide. This solution is perfect for getting tougher stains like blood and urine out of a mattress. The hydrogen peroxide does a great job of lifting tough stains without scrubbing. Let the solution sit on the stain for 1-2 hours and repeat if necessary. Hydrogen peroxide can bleach fabric so be sure to do a patch test on a discreet area of the mattress before applying to the stain.

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