How to Clean a Futon Mattress?
A futon mattress wears off too quickly. Because it doubles up as a couch during the day and a bed at night, a buildup of dirt is almost unavoidable. Learning how to take care of it can make it last for a long while, looking superbly clean. So, how do you clean a futon mattress? Here is how.
Removing Surface Spills and Stains
The best way to deal with stains on a futon mattress is to work on them while they’re still fresh. For a spill of drink or food, use a piece of cloth, preferably cotton, to soak it up. Avoid rubbing off the new fall, or it will spread and cover a larger area.
After soaking up the stain, pour about a teaspoon of washing detergent on it and use a wet piece of cotton cloth to rub it off.
Dip another piece of cloth in warm water and rub off the stained area to rinse off the detergent.
Alternatively, you can use a commercial stain remover or rubbing alcohol. Spray it on the affected area to soak up the stain and rinse it off with a damp piece of cloth dipped in warm water.
Because the futon mattress acts as a sleeping place, urine is most common, mainly if children use it. To remove urine, use these steps:
Soak up excess urine using pieces of blotting paper.
Spray the futon mattress with vinegar on the affected area.
Blot out the vinegar with the blotting paper or towel.
Sprinkle plenty of baking soda and allow it to soak in the vinegar. Let it stay for a day if possible.
Brush off the baking soda and vacuum the area.
Odors on a Futon Mattress
A futon mattress will inevitably get unwanted odors: with children, adults, and pets lying on it all day and night. To have it remain fresh, you need to deodorize it now and then. Removing odors from futon mattresses is simple and is often DIY. Here are the steps how:
You will need to:
Lay the futon mattress on a flat surface, preferably the floor.
Start by vacuuming pet hair and dust off the bed, all the while brushing it to remove stuck particles.
Next, sprinkle baking soda on the mattress.
Allow it to stay for at least half an hour, so the baking soda gets to absorb odors.
Brush off and vacuum the baking soda.
Do the same to the other side.
Your mattress is now deodorized and ready for use.
Cleaning Tips For a Durable and Ever Clean Futon Mattress
Apply the following tips to reduce the number of cleanups you have to carry out for your futon mattress and its intensity.
Knowing how to clean a futon mattress right is essential. When cleaning the mattress, avoid soaking it up at all costs. It would take time to dry, and you also risk having mold grow on it. Wipe any cleaning liquid you use on it immediately, using either a dry towel, piece of cloth, or blotting paper. Clean the futon mattress often to avoid a buildup of dirt and stains.