Mattresses are expensive so replacement isn't always an option when they get soiled. It can be tough to remove urine stains on your mattress though. This is a guide about cleaning urine stains from a mattress.
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Here are questions related to Cleaning Urine Stains from a Mattresses.
How do I remove urine stains on a mattress?
John from UK
1 tbsp baking soda mixed in 1 cup of warm water.
Spray it to affected area (not all in once though..^^), until the bottle is gone.
The smell and most of the stain will be gone too.
Hope it was good enough.
Go to Pet Smart and buy enzyme cleaner. Apply to affected area and blot with wet towel. Repeat until stain is gone.
I've heard that Resolve works really well and is available at just about any store.
How can I remove a fresh urine stain from a mattress and feather top?
Nature's Miracle, available on-line or in pet supply stores. They sell several different ones, some even for getting urine out of laundry.
Years ago I worked at a hotel. We sprinkled the entire area with corn starch then laid a sheet of plastic over the area. The following day it was vacuumed up. It only works of fresh stains.
I have a king Sleep Number bed with a very large dried human pee stain on it. I took it to a local laundromat and washed it in the biggest one. I used one and a half cups of Tide soap and a half a bottle of bleach, on hot, but that brought out a yellow kinda brown stain. It is just not coming off. This is a $1,500. set. Can some one please help? I did not try to dry it so it's in my car wet in a trash bag.
Only takes 10 minutes!
3 Tbsp of baking soda
8 oz of peroxcide
And a couple drops of dish detergent!
Mix these in a spray bottle - don't shake, gently slosh around till everything is blended. Spray stain and just walk away! Come back in about ten minutes and poof its gone! Hope this helps :)
How do you take pee out of a foam bed?
By Aliana V.
Foam.... The only idea I can come up with, is taking that piece of foam outside, and give it a shower with a COLD water hose. Let it drip off, and air-dry for some days.
No guarantees, because foam is really sensitive with water over 40 degree Celcius, or if not properly dried.
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|Does anyone have ideas how to clean a mattress? My puppy left a few urine stains. I'm actually selling the mattress, so I need it to look its best. |
Jessica from Roseville, CA
|RE: Removing a Urine Stain From a Mattress||04/01/2006|
|Mix this & spray on. Must use within 20 minutes & do not attempt to store the remainder in a closed bottle. It works by producing by-products that are only active for that time period anyway. Stored it leaks or foams out of the bottle! |
Mix: about 8 oz. Hydrogen Peroxide (brown bottle in 1st aid aisle) & 3 tablespoons baking soda (small box in baking aisle), & a drop of liquid hand dishwashing liquid. Mix well & spray onto stain, within 5 minutes stain should be gone. If the baking soda leaves a white powder, you can vacuum it off, or wipe w/ damp rag, but this usually is not a problem unless you add too much baking soda.
|I need help removing urine from mattress. Cristalboone From Marrero, LA|
|RE: Removing a Urine Stain From a Mattress||05/20/2006|
|I would suggest an enzyme cleaner. You can get them at Wal-Mart (or similar stores) in the pet section (usually with pet shampoos). They not only work great on urine, but they're amazing at getting out other stains and smells.|
|RE: Removing a Urine Stain From a Mattress||05/21/2006|
|By librarian613 (Guest Post)|
How do you get human urine stains out of a mattress?
Grace from Ohio
How do I remove human urine odour and stains from a mattress with Borax?
Serina from Rankin Inlet, NU
I used Urine Be Gone for a stain on my mattress (my child had an accident). It was a horrible mistake. The stain just got bigger. Now I have a second stain to try and remove!! I will never use this product again.
By Ken (Philadelphia)
How do I remove urine from a mattress? I have a 2 year old sharing my bed, a pillow top mattress, and I tried to steam clean it. All it did was spread the stain everywhere. It doesn't smell. I tried Hydrogen Peroxide, baking soda and a pinch of detergent method and it all clumped up on the bottom of the spray bottle and wouldn't spray! Any help is welcomed!
Deanna from DA
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By Marc (PA)
Cats and dogs, especially those not neutered, have a tendency to "mark their territory" and it is essential to the homeowner to remove all traces of the urine to keep the pet from returning to the same spot and leaving urine stains again.
Many products on the market today will clean the initial stain. The biggest issue with cat urine is that the odor inevitably will return unless the stain is treated properly to begin with. Animal urine is composed of three elements. These are urea, which the sticky tacky part, urochrome, which is the pigment or color element, and the uric acid crystals and salts. The first two elements can be easily removed. It is the uric acid crystals that cause the returning odor on hot sticky days, or when it rains. Uric acid contains non-soluble salt crystals, which tightly bond to the surface. Removing these uric acid crystals effectively removes the odor from your home.
One of the most highly recommended products for the removal of urine stains is Urine Off. This product is enzyme based, which attacks and destroys the uric acid crystals. Other veterinarian recommended products are Atmosklear Odorless Odor Eliminator, a spray product that Neutralizes the uric acid crystals. Also veterinarian recommended is Feliway. Feliway comes with two products - a diffuser that is plugged into an outlet that controls odor over a 500-650 square foot area, and a spray that is used on areas of the home that the cat is marking.
A solution using common household items is made by mixing one part water to three parts white vinegar. Place something heavy, such as a laminated book, over the stain. This stops the solution from simply evaporating into the air, and allows it to work. Do not blot. Allow the solution to dry. Step two involves mixing a solution of three parts water to one part vinegar, and repeating the process. When completely dried, use 1 teaspoon liquid detergent to one cup of water, and thoroughly cleanse the area, blotting it dry. The vinegar smell will dissipate in a few days.
Caring for and cleaning up after your pet does not need to be a daunting task. Always remember, though, that a cat or dog has a sense of smell that is 10 times greater than humans. The pet will return to the same spot if the odor is not eliminated. Doing the job right in the first place will eliminate a lot of headaches, and make your co-existence with your pets more enjoyable.(01/12/2008)
My toddler peed on a sofa, hitting the leaning part of it as well. I first removed the cushion out of its cover; I have one of those super soft faux suede sofas; I found out it's no problem washing it in a laundry machine. I sprayed the stain on the cushion cover with Shout and washed with a regular detergent on a gentle cycle then air dried.
The stain on the leaning part of the sofa I first blotted out with paper towel as much as possible, than I sprayed it with 3 to 1 solution of water and vinegar. I let it soak, blotted out, sprayed again, then sprinkled with baking soda and vacuumed the next day. Sofa is stain and odor free!
I love baking soda, find out more about it, it's brilliant for so many things, eliminates odors and lightens the area without the worry of bleached spot by peroxide, which I was scared to use on my darker toned sofa. Thanks for all the posts, it helped a lot!(05/27/2008)
By Geri B. from Crestline
Mix this & spray on. Must use within 20 minutes & do not attempt to store the remainder in a closed bottle. It works by producing bi-products that are only active for that time period anyway. Stored, it leaks or foams out of the bottle! Mix: about 8 oz. Hydrogen Peroxide (brown bottle in 1st aid aisle) & 3 tablespoons baking soda (small box in baking aisle), & a drop of liquid hand dish washing soap. Mix well & spray onto stain, within 5 minutes stain should be gone. If the baking soda leaves a white powder, you can vacuum it off, or wipe w/ damp rag, but this usually is not a problem unless you add too much baking soda.(11/05/2008)
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By Lisa from Cal
What is the best product to get urine out of a mattress?
I have a month old human pee stain on my fairly new mattress. I was able to get most of it out with hydrogen peroxide mixture, but there is a big ring now and the stain has gotten bigger.