Mattresses are a very important part of the interiors of our home. Mattress adds beauty to our homes and provides us with soft ground to rest upon. Chronic wear and tear and heavy use make mattress prone to damage and stains. Mattress stain removal is a very hectic process and stubborn strains can permanently damage your mattress. Most of the strongest and damaging stains are the stains of oil and grease. Oil seeps deep within the fibres and paddings of the mattress and makes it difficult for us to remove them. My Choice Cleaning, Australia is providing you with a DIY guide on Oil Stain removal from the mattress.
Common oil-based stains in a mattress.
- Makeup and moisturizers
- Butter or Margarine
- Motor oil
- Deodorant and spray
- Cooking oil (olive oil and canola oil etc.)
- Salad dressings
- Mayonnaise and more.
Things you will need are :
- Spare Clothes or cleaning papers
- Mattress stain removing soap or detergent
- CornStarch or Baby powder
Steps for Mattress stain removal are :
: Old oil stains should be renewed first for mattress oil stain removal, you can do this by pouring a little amount of any oil or glycerine and get ready for cleaning the stain now.
Now take an absorbent cloth or a blotting paper and gently dam it over the stain, let the cloth soak in an extra amount of oil and fluid and keep dabbing till all the extra fluid is removed.
: Since you have removed all the extra oil now you need to dry up the oil by pouring some cornstarch over it. Cornstarch can be used to remove the oil further and help loosen up the fibres. After adding cornstarch you can start by brushing the stain and let the cornstarch rest in for an hour.
: Bring the vacuum cleaner and turn it on. Start by removing the cornstarch left on the stain. Repeat the process again till no sign of oil and cornstarch is left.
: Now you can use any detergent or liquid soap for further clean the mattress and for mattress stain removal. You can use a brush to clean the stain and apply water to remove the detergent also.
: Run water to remove any sign of detergent left and you can start the mattress drying process. Take two clothes and put them over and under the stain and press it firmly. Keep repeating to remove all the water and soap. A hair dryer or a leaf blower can also be used to dry up the stain. Or you can leave the mattress in the sunlight and let it dry.
DIY mattress oil stain removal is easy to do at home but old and stubborn oil stains require Professional Mattress Cleaning Services. Mattress stain removal and routine mattress cleaning is an important process and can also impact the life and quality of the mattress Hire My Choice Cleaning, Australia for all your mattress cleaning and mattress sain removal problems.