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How to Bleach a Stained Mattress

Mattresses are difficult to clean because of their size and the nature of the material. Finding effective ways to clean stains and spills requires some effort. Bleach in mild forms, such as hydrogen peroxide, can be an effective option for getting rid of certain stains.

Things You Will Need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Towels

Mattresses are difficult to clean because of their size and the nature of the material.  Finding effective ways to clean stains and spills requires some effort.

Bleach in mild forms, such as hydrogen peroxide, can be an effective option for getting rid of certain stains.  Once you know how to use it correctly and safely, bleach is another weapon in your arsenal for dealing with mattress stains.

  1. Put on rubber gloves to protect your skin from the bleach.
  2. Wet a small portion of a towel with the bleach and dab it on the stain. Work from the outside of the stain to the inside to prevent the stain from spreading.
  3. Repeat the process until the stain is removed.
  4. Use a dry towel to remove as much of the bleach as possible.
  5. Warning

    Even mild bleach, such as hydrogen peroxide, can bleach your mattress. You should test it on a hidden part of the mattress before using.

Things You Will Need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Towels

Warning

  • Even mild bleach, such as hydrogen peroxide, can bleach your mattress. You should test it on a hidden part of the mattress before using.

About the Author

Kirsten O'Hara started freelance writing in 2010. She wrote for her university newspaper "Lion's Roar" and won several collegiate writing contests. O'Hara earned a Bachelor of Arts in speech communication and a minor in English from Southeastern Louisiana University.