Most of us are probably aware by now that our beds should only be used for sleeping and love making. In reality, a lot of life happens on the mattress, from beauty rituals, to Wine Wednesdays, to natural bodily functions. And life can be messy.
That’s why we compiled a list of some common mattress stains and how to remove them. For most of these stains (except nail polish), you can start by trying to remove the stain with soap and water. However, that may only weaken the stain. To get rid of stains for good, try these home remedies. Keep in mind that it’s always best to treat stains as soon as possible since this increases the likelihood of removing them.
There’s no doubt that mattresses make some of the most comfortable places to paint your nails. But sooner or later your nail polish is bound to spill, and the smell of nail polish doesn’t exactly provide a calming aroma for sleep. If the spill seeps into your mattress:
Whether it’s from an untrained puppy, child, or the unfortunate result of a bad nightmare, pee happens. Here’s how to remove it:
For women who menstruate and anyone who has shared a bed with them, blood stains on the bed are always a possibility. It’s natural, but it’s also super annoying.
First, try patting the stain with a cold, wet washcloth and then patting it dry. If that doesn’t remove the blood, and it’s still a fresh stain:
If it’s an older, set-in bloodstain you just noticed:
Who hasn’t had a nightcap from the comfort of their own bed? After that second glass, your motor skills aren’t as sharp as they were, and you may find yourself with a spill on your hands.
Dilute, dilute, dilute! For red wine especially, adding water to the affected area as soon as possible weakens the appearance of the stain. If your stain is fresh,
If it’s an older, stubborn spot*,
*This method will remove red wine stains, but it could cause slight discoloration of your mattress.
If worst comes to worst and these home remedies do not eliminate the stain to your liking, consider hiring a professional stain removal service. It might be well worth the money if the only other option is to get an entirely new mattress. If your mattress is stained beyond repair, it may be time to consider replacing it. Check out our Eight Mattresses here.