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22 June 2022

Cleaning mattress? These tips will help you to clean your mattress and remove stains

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Cleaning mattress? These tips will help you to clean your mattress and remove stains

A mattress gets dirty. You sweat on it every night and if you’re unlucky, an accident happens, leaving dirty stains on your mattress. Just pop it in the washing machine, you won’t succeed. Throw it away and order a new mattress? You can always do that, but first try these tips to clean your mattress.

Tips to remove stains from the mattress

An ordinary vacuum cleaner already works wonders if you want to freshen up the mattress. Make it a habit to always vacuum your mattress while you change the bed. If you want to tackle it thoroughly once a year, you can use a steam cleaner to clean your mattress. Make sure that your mattress is completely dry before you make the bed and go to sleep in it. But sometimes there is more to it and there are filthy stains in your mattress. In this blog you can read how you can remove various stains from your mattress.

Cleaning the mattress for blood stains

An accident just happened. Your Maxi Night has become crooked while you were sleeping, causing you to leak through on the mattress. A scratched wound or a leak during menstruation can cause nasty blood stains in your mattress. How do you get blood out of the mattress? Below we give you a number of tips on how to remove these blood stains from your mattress.

If the blood hasn’t dried yet, you have the best chance of removing the stain.

  • Watch out! Do not use warm water to remove blood stains, but start with cold water.
  • If the stain is still wet, you can first dab the blood well by pressing a layer of kitchen paper on it.
  • Then dissolve a few aspirins in cold water. Dip a cloth in this and gently brush from the edge of the stain inwards. Don’t do it the other way around, because that will only make the stain bigger.
  • Has the stain still not disappeared after this? Make a mixture of dish soap with hydrogen peroxide: one teaspoon of dish soap and two teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide.
  • Apply the hydrogen peroxide mixture with a cloth and rub it well into the fabric with a brush. A toothbrush is perfect, but another brush is also possible.
  • Leave the mixture on for up to an hour and then wipe it off with a slightly damp cloth.

Remove urine from mattress after bedwetting

Oops, the little one had an accident in bed. Many children suffer from bedwetting and it usually goes away on its own. Nothing to worry about. But how can you remove those urine stains from the mattress after bedwetting? Of course prevention is better than cure. A waterproof mattress protector is an ideal solution to keep the bed dry. But if it wasn’t there when the accident happened, there is still no man overboard. You can easily clean urine stains.

  • First, dry your mattress thoroughly.
  • Sprinkle a layer of baking soda over the urine stain. The baking soda absorbs the urine and after about four hours you can suck it off your mattress with the vacuum cleaner.
  • Does the mattress still not smell completely fresh? Make a thick paste of water with Biotex and rub it into the stain. Let the paste dry for a few hours and vacuum it up with the vacuum cleaner.
  • And, if your mattress has dried properly, first put a mattress protector over it and then the bottom sheet. Then you make it a lot easier on yourself next time.

Yellow sweat stains from mattress

While you are sleeping, your body itself ensures that it remains at the right temperature. You sweat out the heat you don’t need. If you sweat a lot, it can happen that sweat stains form on your mattress and it doesn’t look very fresh. How can you remove those perspiration stains from your mattress?

  • Sprinkle a layer of cleaning soda over the sweat stain and brush it well into the fabric.
  • Leave it on for about four hours and then wipe the excess soda off your mattress with a dustpan and can and use the vacuum cleaner for the last bits.
  • The sweat rings in your mattress have disappeared and you will notice that your mattress smells nice again after using soda.

Remove vomit/vomit stains from mattress

Oh, what a misery if you have to vomit. Stomach flu, food poisoning or a common hangover are all terrible, but the drama isn’t really complete until you have to puke in your own bed. Especially if there are vomit stains in your mattress afterwards. How do you get rid of the vomit stains in your mattress?

  • It is recommended that you clear up the vomit as soon as possible, if you are able to do so. Use a sweeper to scrape the vomit off your mattress. Rinse the can well afterwards, preferably outside with a garden hose.
  • Remove all bedding from your bed before you begin cleaning vomit stains from your mattress. Put the bedding in the washing machine as soon as possible and wash it at a high temperature.
    Use a dry cloth, or even better kitchen paper, to blot up the moisture. Do not rub, but dab the kitchen paper on the spot, so that the moisture is absorbed as well as possible.
  • Then sprinkle a layer of baking soda on the stain in your mattress and let it soak in for a long time. You can safely leave it for eight hours. Do you want to crawl back into bed as soon as possible? Place a double folded towel over the area and a fitted sheet over it and the baking soda will do its job while you sleep.
  • After eight hours you can vacuum up the baking soda with the vacuum cleaner. Is there still a stain in the mattress? Then it’s time for the next step.
  • Mix two equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle in a plant sprayer and spray the mixture over the stain in your mattress. Don’t use too much, because you don’t want your mattress to get soaking wet.
  • Pat the area dry with a towel. Is the stain still not gone? Repeat the ritual with the plant sprayer until your mattress is dry.
    Want to make sure all germs are really dead? Spray some more disinfecting alcohol over the area. Let your mattress dry thoroughly before making the bed again.

Cleaning old stains in mattress

Do you have old blood stains in your mattress? Then hydrogen peroxide is the panacea you need to remove the spots from your mattress.

  • Make a mixture of dish soap with hydrogen peroxide: one teaspoon of dish soap and two teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide.
  • Apply the hydrogen peroxide mixture with a cloth and rub it well into the fabric with a brush. A toothbrush is perfect, but another brush is also possible.
  • Leave the mixture on for up to an hour and then wipe it off with a slightly damp cloth.

By the way, don’t use moisturizing detergent to clean your mattress. You can buy hydrogen peroxide at any drugstore. It’s in those brown bottles, and the three percent hydrogen peroxide solution is fine for this job.

Cleaning the mattress with baking soda

Do you have no stains on your mattress, do you air it every morning before you make the bed and do you regularly vacuum it, but you still don’t think it smells so fresh? You can clean your mattress with baking soda. Sprinkle a layer on your mattress, let it rest for a few hours and then vacuum the soda thoroughly from your mattress with the vacuum cleaner.

By the way, another fact: You have cleaning soda, baking soda and baking powder. Those bags of baking soda cannot be used for cleaning. Baking soda and cleaning soda do. Baking soda is the same as sodium bicarbonate. Note: sodium bicarbonate, because sodium carbonate, without ‘bi’ is a cleaning soda. Cleaning soda is stronger and more aggressive than baking soda. The advice is to first try whether you can remove the stains in your mattress with baking soda. If that doesn’t work, you can also clean the mattress with cleaning soda. And another fact: Baking soda is the Dutch name for sodium bicarbonate. With ‘bi’. So baking soda is exactly the same as baking soda.

Cleaning the mattress with a steam cleaner

You can clean your mattress yourself with the vacuum cleaner, baking soda or even with a steam cleaner. Make sure that your mattress is completely dry before you make the bed and go to sleep in it. But you can also engage a specialized company. And no, then you don’t have to push the mattress in the trunk or drag it across the street to the right address, because many companies just come to your home. Just google ‘mattress cleaning’ and you will see that there is always a specialized company in your area. That will be difficult to choose!

3 tips to maintain your mattress

  1. In any case, it is useful not to make your bed tight in the morning. If the mattress is covered with a nice thick duvet immediately after you get up, the moisture cannot evaporate from your mattress as easily. And a damp mattress is a mecca for dust mites and moulds. Eww… So let things air out. Open the window and close the door, no one will see it and your mattress will be happy.
  2. Opening a window is not enough to keep your mattress clean and fresh year after year. There is also work to be done. An ordinary vacuum cleaner already works wonders if you want to freshen up the mattress. Make it a habit to always vacuum your mattress while you change the bed. Vacuuming against house dust mites may seem like a great solution, but that really only works if you have a special filter in your vacuum cleaner. Prevention is the magic word: ventilate well and pull up your curtains, so that a lot of daylight falls on your mattress. Those mites don’t like that.
  3. Most mattresses need to be turned or turned regularly. Keep an eye on whether your mattress has one sleeping side or whether you can sleep well on both sides. If you can only sleep on one side, you can rotate the mattress lengthwise, thus swapping the footboard and headboard. It is ideal to do this every month. Can you sleep on the mattress on both sides? Then you can also turn it regularly, so that you turn the side you are lying on downwards.

Prefer a new, fresh and spot-free mattress?

Is it really a lost cause and do you still feel a little nauseous when you look at your mattress even after applying all these tips? Then it might be a good plan to buy a clean, new and stain-free mattress. Make sure you buy a mattress with a removable cover, so its easy to wash. If you have an accident, you can unzip the cover in a few seconds and throw it in your washing machine. It is certainly a good idea to do this once or twice a year, then you will always have a clean and fresh mattress. Take a look at the mattress from Morningstar Sleeps. These are equipped with removable covers with anti-allergenic and breathable effect. In other words, very hygienic!

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How do you get stains out of a mattress?

There are many ways and it also varies a bit per stain. In general, the well-known miracle cures such as hydrogen peroxide or baking soda are very effective. Do it carefully, according to the above method. Making a stain worse can also happen.

What is the best way to clean your mattress?

Ingesproken tekst vertalen 215 / 5.000 Vertaalresultaten The best method is to do it in steps and not go for the most aggressive option right away. So try it first without added resources, if that doesn't work, you can always go one step further.

How do you remove blood from a mattress?

If it is still wet, it is a good idea to try it first with a piece of kitchen paper, so that you get as much out of the mattress as possible. You can try to dab out what is left with a damp cloth. Make sure you use cold water! If it is still visible, try an agent such as hydrogen peroxide in the correct dosage.

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