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Removing Smoke Smell from Memory Foam Pad

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If you have had a fire or had someone smoking in the house for a long time, things like memory foam pillows and mattresses can absorb the odor and hold it. Removing the smoke smell from a memory foam pad can be very difficult, but it's not impossible.


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May 23, 2005

How do you remove smoke smell from a 2" memoryfoam pad? I don't know the contents of foam, since it was gifted to me.



May 25, 20050 found this helpful
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My children have 2 twin memory foam mattresses and I personally sleep on a memory foam pillow (great for your neck & spine!). My 5 year old son has a bed wetting problem and has urinated on the mattress in his sleep several times. I tried so many different things to get it out with little or no results.

Since your problem is smoke, I wouldn't recommend Febreeze because it's just a quick-fix, the odor will return. If I were you, I would spray a mixture of water, vinegar, and baking soda (don't soak it, just cover it in a mist). Find a way to fit it into a large black garbage bag or one of those spacesaver bags and close it tight around a vacuum hose and "suck" it until it shrinks as small as it can get. After that, remove the pad and place it outside to air out until dry. You may use Febreeze after this step, or mix 1/3 liquid fabric softener and water to mist over pad.


When you place it back onto your bed ( or wherever you may use it), from now on, place several sheets of Bounce fabric softener on it and cover with a sheet before using keep it fresh. Hope this works for you!

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May 26, 20051 found this helpful
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For odors on the memory foam pad, or anything else... Works on cat urine & stains, even old ones! Mix 16 oz. hydrogen peroxide (brown bottle in the 1st aid aisle), 3 tbsp baking soda (orange box in the baking or cleaning aisle) in a spray bottle. Lightly spray the item until just wet but not saturated. When this dries there should be no odor remaining. If so, repeat. Also great for stains of almost any kind. Be sure to test for color-fastness, although I've not had a problem w/ this. NOTE: It will not keep so you must only mix what you will use at one time. It works by producing oxygen. If kept in a closed bottle it will "explode" out & make a mess! Figure the ratio of peroxide vs. soda for the amount you presently expect to use. Might leave a slight white residue if you add too much soda, but this is harmless & easy to clean off.

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May 23, 20050 found this helpful

I'm not exactly sure what a memoryfoam pad is, but have you tried Febreeze?

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May 26, 20050 found this helpful

For the bedwetting children sleeping on memory foam mattresses. You can buy a vinyl protective mattress cover to use until this problem is resolved. Works to keep mattress clean & dry. If you don't want to put the sheets directly onto the vinyl cover, first put on a cloth mattress pad then the sheets.


Saves alot of stress! I know people who put two fitted sheets on the bed separated by a cloth/flannel crib waterproof pad. Great for bed wetters! Just take off the top sheets & hope for dryness until morning on the 2nd fitted sheet!

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