How to Clean a Foam Posturepedic Mattress Pad

Lisa Maloney

The Sealy Posturepedic mattress is designed to eliminate pressure points and promote a restful night’s sleep. Posturepedic mattresses are constructed with inner springs and may have a foam mattress pad built into the top.

You can clean the foam pad in much the same way you clean the mattress itself; just keep in mind that you can only clean a foam Posturepedic mattress very gently with the utmost care.

  1. Remove all bedding and protective mattress pads from your Sealy Posturepedic mattress and launder them as usual; proper laundering will depend on your choice of bedding, but usually means a cold or warm machine wash with a mild detergent and tumble drying on a low to medium setting.

  2. Vacuum your Posturepedic mattress thoroughly; you may want a flat nose attachment to help clean the mattress surface faster, and the bare hose or a "crevice cleaning" attachment to help get into the crevices of the mattress.

  3. Treat stains by mixing mild soap--dish soap works--with cold water in a small bowl. Dab this mixture on with a clean rag, let it sit for a couple of minutes, then blot away.

  4. Tip

    Always use a protective mattress pad on your Sealy Posturepedic foam mattress. This will greatly reduce how often you need to clean it. If you have hard-to-get-rid-of odors in your Sealy Posturepedic foam mattress pad, try sprinkling dry baking soda across the affected area in the morning. Leave this in place all day, then vacuum the baking soda off at night; it might help to absorb and reduce the offensive smell.


    Never soak a Sealy Posturepedic mattress or foam Posturepedic pad, and don’t use dry cleaning chemicals on it; both may ruin the mattress.