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How to Remove Oil Stains from Your Mattress

Breakfast in bed may seem like a bad idea if you’ve accidentally spilled something on your mattress. Use the surface-cleaning method given here to clean oil stains effortlessly.

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Good quality mattresses are expensive. So, you must take a little effort to make them last longer. Treat oil stains as soon as you spot them. Oil seeps deep into your mattress and with time becomes difficult to get rid of. To remove old oil stains from your mattress, you’ll have to renew the stain by pouring a few drops of fresh oil or glycerin on the stained spot of your mattress.

Follow the steps given below to remove oil stains from your mattress effectively.

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Ingredients to Keep Handy:

a) Paper towel

b) Baking soda or cornstarch

c) Vacuum cleaner

d) Detergent powder

e) Old toothbrush

  1. Step 1: Blot the Stain

    Remove excess oil from your mattress by blotting it with a paper towel. Keep at it until the fluid is fully absorbed from the mattress.

  2. Step 2: Cover with Baking Soda

    Sprinkle generous amounts of baking soda or cornstarch on the affected area and let it rest on the stain for at least 60 minutes. The baking soda will prevent the oil residue from setting firmly into the threads of the mattress.

  3. Step 3: Vacuum the Mattress

    Use a vacuum cleaner to remove the baking soda powder on your mattress. Vacuuming will lift the oil stains along with the baking soda. Ensure that you’ve vacuumed every last bit of baking soda powder.

  4. Step 4: Treat with Detergent

    Clean the stained area of your mattress using an effective laundry detergent. If you are looking for a laundry detergent, you could try Surf Excel Easy Wash. Dampen the affected area and sprinkle ½ a tbsp. of the detergent on it. You can use an old toothbrush to scrub off the stain. Then, wash off the detergent using a wet towel and let the mattress air-dry. You can use a hair dryer to hasten the process. 

Has your lifestyle during the Covid-19 lockdown affected the type of stains you get on your clothes?

After a long, hectic day, all you want is a good night’s sleep on your comfortable mattress. Keep it stain- and odour-free to enjoy peaceful sleep. Show your mattress the love it deserves!

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