Whether it comes from a baby, a child or an elderly person, we have all already had the problem!
I show you the best technique to remove wet pee on a mattress…
…but also how to make the smell of urine disappear.
And I reassure you right away: all these tips are easy and really cheap.
Besides, I’m sure you already have all the ingredients at home.
here’s how eliminate pee stains on a mattress with a bluffing trick. Look :
How do you remove a wet urine stain from a mattress?
Below, I list the 6 easy steps to remove a wet pee stain from a mattress.
Maybe the stain you want to clean is old and already completely dry?
If so, know that the technique to detach it is almost the same.
Indeed, it is based on the one that I suggest you discover below.
Basically, whether the « small accident » is recent or old, it is better to start with the basic method.
Here we go ! First, the hardware…
What you need
– clean towels
– Cold water
– detergent (powder or liquid)
– White vinegar
Step 1: remove the sheets
The very first thing to do?
It’s to remove the sheets from your mattress and machine wash them as soon as possible.
Indeed, a stain of urine, it sets quickly.
This is why it is important to put the sheets and duvet directly in the washing machine, without waiting !
(Yes, if you didn’t know, you can also machine wash a duvet.)
Maybe you’ve already washed your sheets, but the stain isn’t completely gone, or the urine smell lingers?
So the solution is to do a second wash.
But this time, add 30 cl of white vinegar in the washing machine.
Step 2: dab gently without rubbing
With a clean, dry towel, gently dab the affected area to absorb as much liquid as possible.
Attention : do not rub the stain.
Because it makes the pee penetrate even deeper into the fibers of the fabric of your mattress!
And as a result, the stain becomes even more difficult to remove…
So, proceed with love, tenderness and delicacy: dab the area by light touches.
Step 3: spray with this white vinegar stain remover on the stain
In the spray bottle, mix:
– 1 volume of white vinegar
– 2 volumes of cold water
– 2 tablespoons of detergent (for a standard size bottle, a little more if it is larger).
Now spray the affected area with this mixture, very generously.
Go ahead frankly, do not hesitate to really soak the stain!
Step 4: Let the homemade stain remover work its magic
Normally, the stain has absorbed the white vinegar stain remover well.
Let it work for at least 10 to 15 mins.
After that, take a clean towel and blot the area again to absorb as much liquid as possible.
Step 5: sprinkle baking soda
Sprinkle the stain generously with baking soda, so that it covers the entire affected area.
Let the white powder act 8 to 10 a.m..
A little advice, remember to close the door of the room where the mattress is.
That way, your pets or children won’t mess up with all that baking soda!
Step 6: suck up the baking soda with a vacuum cleaner
Put the brush nozzle on your vacuum cleaner and vacuum the dry residue of baking soda on your mattress.
Warning: I said dry !
Indeed, before doing this step, the bicarbonate must be completely dry.
If this is not the case, you risk damaging your vacuum!
If you have one, you can also use a wet and dry vacuum cleaner to clean wet residue.
Inspect the mattress
Once you’ve sucked up all the baking soda, it’s time to do a little inspection.
Take a close look at your mattress.
Are there any left traces, halos or persistent odors ?
If so, repeat steps 3-6 until they disappear completely.
How to remove an old pee stain that has dried?
It’s like I told you above:
Getting rid of a wet pee stain is MUCH easier than with a stain that has dried.
But that doesn’t mean all is lost!
If you’ve just discovered an old pee stain on your mattress, here’s what to do:
What you need
– White vinegar
– Cold water
Step 1: Saturate the stain with the white vinegar stain remover
Prepare the exact same homemade stain remover formula as in the previous tip (cold water + white vinegar + detergent).
Spray the pee stain with this stain remover, so that it completely covers it.
Attention : for this to work, the affected area of the mattress must be literally saturated with the stain remover.
Ideally, the liquid should penetrate the tissue to the same depth as the encrusted pee.
Step 2: put cling film on the stain
Above all, do not touch it!
Don’t even try to dab, rub or sponge it to absorb the liquid.
Instead, carefully cover the wet area with cling film for 24 to 48 hours.
Why put cling film over it?
Quite simply because it prevents the stain remover from evaporating too quickly!
That way, it gives him even more time to work his magic on the stubborn residue of dried pee.
Step 3: air dry the mattress
Remove the cling film and air dry your mattress.
The best is to let it dry at least whole 1 night.
Above all, wait until the fabric is completely dry to the touch.
Step 4: repeat the steps if necessary
Your mattress is still stained after just 1 application of stain remover + cling film?
Don’t worry, it doesn’t matter…
It’s even quite normal!
Generally, it is necessary multiple apps before completely erasing a deeply encrusted pee stain.
Step 5: Wipe dry residue with water
Once the pee stain is completely gone, inspect your mattress.
Sometimes the white vinegar stain remover may leave small traces of dry residue.
If so, clean them with water. with a damp cloth and wipe with a clean towel to dry.
How to get rid of the smell of pee on a mattress?
As you have seen above, removing a pee stain from a mattress is quite easy.
But the smell… that’s another story!
Indeed, pee stinks.
And it can stink for a very long time, sometimes for weeks. yuck!
So how do you neutralize and remove the smell of urine on a mattress?
Again, it’s baking soda to the rescue!
Thanks to its basic pH, bicarbonate can downright eliminate the smell of peeinstead of just hiding it.
To neutralize urine odor, try this easy method with just 2 ingredients:
What you need
– baking soda
Step 1: sprinkle the entire surface with baking soda
Sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda all over the mattressemphasizing the areas that smell strongly of pee.
Step 2: leave to act for 5 to 10 hours
Let the baking soda sit for at least 5 to 10 hours.
To avoid having to sleep on the couch the same evening, remember to do it as soon as you wake up in the morning.
But really, for it to work, plan to leave the baking soda on all day.
That way, in the evening, you can do a little inspection.
Step 3: suck up the baking soda
After letting the baking soda sit overnight, vacuum your mattress.
If you have one, it’s best to use one. hand vacuum cleaner.
Otherwise, use your usual device with a brush attachment.
Of course, a vacuum just isn’t powerful enough to remove pee stains.
But it can very easily remove baking soda residue.
And so, all the bad odors absorbed for this miracle powder!
What if the smell persists?
Repeat the above steps until it disappears completely.
Bonus: use a mattress pad to protect your mattress
It’s like my grandmother used to say: Prevention is better than cure !
In other words :
The easiest method is toavoid small accidents.
Yes, because no pee stain = no cleaning…
It’s logic !
And in this area, nothing is more effective than a waterproof mattress padalso called « mattress protector ».
All you have to do is slide one over your mattress.
And it protects him perfectly from all the pees.
But that’s not all.
It also protects it from dust, dandruff, dead skin, and sweat stains…
In short, all the cra-cra stuff that can squat a bed!
Have you tried these easy tips for removing a pee stain from a mattress? Let us know in the comments if it worked for you. We can’t wait to read you!
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