How to Remove Pee Stains (and Smell!) From a Mattress

6 Materials
$1
60 Minutes
Easy

If you have a young child or a pet in the house, chances are you at some point will have to deal with pee stains on a mattress even if you use a mattress protector. Accidents happen. So be grateful that I have the magic formula for removing those pee stains!
how to remove pee stains and smell from a mattress, cleaning tips, how to, reupholster
To remove pee stains from your mattress you will need hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, dish soap, lavender essential oil (if you like) and a funnel and a spray bottle.
how to remove pee stains and smell from a mattress, cleaning tips, how to, reupholster
You'll mix the hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, liquid hand dish washing soap, and lavender essential oil all together in the spray bottle. Spin it all together in the bottle a little bit but don't shake it.


Take that spray bottle and spray it all over those pee stained mattresses!
how to remove pee stains and smell from a mattress, cleaning tips, how to, reupholster
I had two mattresses that were stained (twins) and here are the before.
how to remove pee stains and smell from a mattress, cleaning tips, how to, reupholster
The other mattress before stain removal.
how to remove pee stains and smell from a mattress, cleaning tips, how to, reupholster
And after!!
how to remove pee stains and smell from a mattress, cleaning tips, how to, reupholster
After!! There was still a very slight yellow coloring, but so much better and the smell was gone!
how to remove pee stains and smell from a mattress, cleaning tips, how to, reupholster
To finish up, let the mattress dry (about one hour) and then vacuum them to get up the gritty baking soda off.

*If you want a FREE Printable version of this cleaning tutorial head over to the blog post! (link at the bottom of this post)*

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3 of 84 questions
  • Verna Copeland
    6 days ago

    I have a very small one bedroom apartment, can you give me some tips for decorating it

  • Ragan
    4 days ago

    What is the exact measurements

  • W James Anderson
    30 minutes ago

    What is the exact portion mixture for the three ingredients, baking soda, dish soap and hydrogen peroxide? (For pee stain remover).

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  • The Bissell Little Green Machine works great on getting the fluff cleaned under the top layer of the mattress but your formula does make it smell wonderfuI! I would use the Green machine to rinse it afterwards to get the grit from the baking soda and under fluffing.

  • Jean
    7 days ago

    Yes definitely

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