I have a fairly expensive mattress that is about 18 months old. In spite of using a mattress pad, I've discovered a soiled area on it and don't know the best way of spot cleaning a mattress. I am not sure what the soil is, but I do have dogs that occasionally forget they are not allowed on the bed. I'm sure it's not dog feces or urine but it could possibly be vomit and someone in the household tried to clean it up and didn't tell Mom. It doesn't have an odor. Any ideas?
Nancy from Fort Smith, AR
Try an enzyme based stain digester, available in the pet section at most stores. I've used OUT cat pee remover on many items and it really works. I also love Beaumont products pet odor eliminator. (08/23/2004)
Medical peroxide is about 2 or 3 for $1.00 at the Dollar Store or cheap deal stores. I have used it on set blood on cloth that has been washed and dried in the dryer and it has lifted it out. On such matter it will fizz until it expands it out of the cloth. After I used this and got it clean I would use an auto seat cleaner like Johnson and Johnson, as it can be used around the house on just about anything. When dry, vacuum the mattress. If you live where it is possible, you could put it outside in the sun to air out and freshen up. (08/23/2004)
I would soak the area with vinegar to remove any smell. It may take a day or two to dry but I've never had any problems soaking an area with vinegar. As far as looks, I've found that baby wipes are great at getting stains off of carpet and furniture so I would try it on the spot. You may have to really scrub. I would do it when the mattress is dry. (08/23/2004)
I would try Oxi-Clean. I have used it many times and it always removes my stains. Spray the mattress with it and let it set a little while, then take a damp cloth and rub it a little. The stain should come out. (10/30/2005)
Something that I can suggest when removing the stain, is to make sure that you stand the mattress up, rather than wetting the mattress when it is flat. This prevents the wet soaking deep into the mattress which can then be difficult to dry. (10/31/2005)
By PAULINE LIGHTBOWN ENGLAND
Try Folex. It is an enzyme based stain remover and odor remover. You can find it at Walmart with the other rug cleaners. It is worth it. It gets out old stains 90% of the time, especially bodily fluids! It got some perspiration stains off mine. It has a money back guarantee, but it hasn't failed me yet...and I have put it through some nasty tests! (09/27/2007)
I used Resolve Power Stain and Woolite together. I didn't need excessive water, so it dried quickly, and it worked really well, smell and all. (12/07/2007)
When my grand-baby came home from the hospital I had just gotten a new mattress. I didn't have the zip cover on it yet! But a friend of mine said to rub corn starch into the wet spot, let it dry, and vacuum it off. That has been 10 years ago. I still have the mattress and you would never know it happened. NO stain marks at all. (08/05/2008)
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