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cleaning a mattress

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eggybrokenoff Sun 02-Mar-14 08:08:27

our mattress is a bit old, stained and manky. cant afford a new one but I want to give it as good a clean as poss then buy a mattress protector so I can at least cover it up a bit. how can I clean and freshen it up?

Ellisisland Sun 02-Mar-14 08:14:56

Will sound weird, but for stains cream cleaner works well. Dab a bit on and rub then wipe with wet cloth.

Was told it on here ages ok and it worked well on a stained mattress I had till we could get a new one.

Artandco Sun 02-Mar-14 08:28:48

Hoover it well with small nozzle part of Hoover to clear some of the dustmites

Sparkles23 Sun 02-Mar-14 08:33:08

Mix bio washing powder with some water, whisk it up and then using a new/clean sponge dab on the foam on to the stains and sort of circular scrub, keep doing this and maybe leave foam on for a while before scrubbing-it will get rid of the stains. I did this to a tea stain on our mattress and it worked v well, just be sure to just use the foam so mattress doesn't get too wet. (I kept just re-whisking the mixture to get more foam) and leave to dry completely.

LoveSewingBee Sun 02-Mar-14 10:29:58

I would treat it as a carpet, making sure it doesn't get too wet. Using powder cleaner and hoovering it well. Ideally on a warm sunny day so I Can leave it out in the sun to dry and air.

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