Asked on May 15, 2019

Is it possible to restuff a futon mattress that is going soft?

AdamDeeHuntress
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I bought this with regrets. The mattress is soggy. Is there a way to make the mattress fuller without buying a new futon mattress :(

q is it possible to restuff a fouton mattress that is going soft
10 answers
  • Try a large piece up upholstery foam stuffed on top of the futon inside the cover. Adding more support underneath may help as well.

  • Zard Pocleeb
    on May 15, 2019

    Yes. You can buy pieces of foam, batting, or Poli-Fil. If your cushion has a zipper filling it will be easy to do.

  • Judi1
    on May 15, 2019

    I think it would be more expensive to use upholstery foam or poli-fil than it would be to buy a new mattress.

  • Barbara Lewis
    on May 16, 2019

    Futons are notoriously uncomfortable for sleeping. But, you could use a down comforter as the filling. Don't remove the feathers, just place the whole comforter insider the cushion.

  • Stage4needsmore
    on May 16, 2019

    If you’re going to replace I had a very good Serta Futon mattress that WAS actually comfortable to sleep on. Best deals are probably Memorial Day or Labor Day sales. Currently the online retailer with 2 day shipping has them. Lowest price is $139. Good info to know when you price materials to repair as like Judi1 said it may be cheaper to replace. A local mattress store might be able to beat the price I found online as they don’t have to take shipping charges into account when they price their items. Mattress stores are very negotiable and they always run sales. Good luck with either approach

  • Flipturn
    on May 17, 2019


    Poli-fil is neither dense enough or thick enough to support weight of bodies sitting or lying down on the futon. It will quickly flatten, shift, and get lumpy.

  • Flipturn
    on May 17, 2019

    The filling inside the cover is clearly lopsided and unevenly worn ..

    Anything that you try to 'stuff' into the cover,- foam, comforter, etc. as others have suggested, will be also be uneven and lopsided.


    You need to remove the old filling completely, then insert either a new futon mattress, or a solid rectangular piece of foam. In my opinion, the latter will be more comfortable. Unfortunately though, solid foam is not inexpensive.

  • Huntress
    on May 18, 2019

    Spread out what is in there , then lay 1 or 2 inexpensive memory foam mattress topper on top under the cover. I would use 2 of the one inch from Walmart. This also makes it nice to sleep on.

  • Dee
    on May 18, 2019

    Huntress beat me to the answer. Walmart has very inexpensive memory foam mattress toppers. You can open one side of the futon, and place the mattress topper inside and resew the edge. I used this to make a pillow on top of a storage box, worked like a charm.

  • Adam
    on May 23, 2019

    A mattress topper might work, alternatively you could get some foam cut to size to fill it out. I wouldn't recommend stuffing it with a polyfill fibres as that will just sag and you'll be back to square one again.

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