How to Get General Stains Out of a Mattress: Method 3
What you will need:
- Dry borax
- Baking soda
- Vacuum cleaner
If the other methods have failed to remove the mattress stain you may have a particularly stubborn set in stain. This next and final method of removing the mattress stain is to only be used if the stain has not been removed with the other methods. This method is meant to continue method 2.
- To begin this method you will need to purchase a dry borax cleaner. Borax is a common stain fighting chemical, but it is just that a chemical. When using this type of a cleaner it will be important to completely remove traces of it before you make up your mattress.
- Sprinkle a small amount of the dry borax over the stain that has been covered with the hydrogen peroxide. This step will help to continue the cleaning process that took place with method 2.
- Using the same cloth as methods 1 and 2 rub the borax into the stain. This step requires you to really rub the stain to try and remove that stubborn mattress stain. You will continue to scrub the stain until it disappears. You can sprinkle small amounts over the stain if more is needed to remove the mattress stain completely.
- Now that the stain is removed you can refresh the mattress. Many of the stains left on mattresses can give off an odor that may not be pleasant. No one wants to sleep on a smelly mattress!
- To refresh your mattress you will need to simply sprinkle baking soda over the once stained area. Ensure that you cover the entire wet part of the mattress. The baking soda will continue to soak up any moisture on the mattress and smells that might be left over.
- Allow the baking soda to sit for about 15 to 30 minutes so that it can work its magic.
- To remove the baking soda and any borax that might be left over all you will need to do is vacuum the mattress. Ensure that you have gotten all of the cleaners off.
- Allow the area to fully dry before you begin to dress the mattress. Remember mattresses are very susceptible to mildew and if any is locked in with the sheets you might be left with an even bigger problem than a simple stain.