The question of whether you can use upholstery cleaner on a mattress is one that can have a couple of different answers. Mattresses are typically made out of either foam or various types of fabric, and each of these materials requires different types of cleaning solutions with regard to upholstery cleaners.
Yes, you can use upholstery cleaner on a mattress. However, you shouldn’t use just any upholstery cleaner on your mattress. You have to be careful to avoid cleaners that are too strong or products that may cause damage to the material the mattress is made of. Treating your mattress with a standard upholstery cleaner could technically do harm to the mattress, or stain it permanently.
Upholstery cleaners are designed for fabric, and not necessarily mattresses. So before you douse that mattress of yours with spray, read on to learn a little bit about upholstery cleaners and how they can affect your mattress. What can you do to keep it in good shape? How should you clean it? And what mistakes should you avoid? Let’s take a look at some tips that will help keep your mattress in tip-top condition.
TIP: Before you begin cleaning your mattress, make sure it’s unplugged and disconnected from any other equipment or outlets.
This will help prevent any issues with electrical shock or damage to the mattress.
Very Soft Mattress Upholstery Cleaning
If your mattress is made of a very soft material like foam, you can use a general upholstery cleaner on it without much worry. This type of material usually doesn’t react well with harsh chemicals and this is why using a general upholstery cleaner on it shouldn’t be a problem.
Soft Mattress Upholstery Cleaning
Mattresses that are made of soft materials can be cleaned but you should be careful about which cleaners you use on them. Make sure that the cleaner doesn’t contain any strong acids or chemicals that could possibly damage the surface of your mattress. If you’re in doubt, consult an expert before proceeding with the cleaning process.
Cleaning a Mattress With An Upholstery Cleaner
You can clean your mattress with the same product you used on your furniture, but there are a few things you need to know first.
Use a light hand when applying the upholstery cleaner to your mattress. It will be a lot easier to apply too much of the product than not enough. If you’re using a spray bottle, make sure you’re using light strokes.
If you’ve applied too much of the product and it’s dripping down the side of your mattress, blot it with a paper towel before it dries. If you wait until it dries, it will be harder to remove.
Let your mattress dry before using it again. Most upholstery cleaners are ready for use immediately because they’re designed to be fast-drying and water-soluble.
Ways To clean a mattress with upholstery solution
1. Blot the fabric with a clean cloth and absorb as much moisture as possible. The more moisture you can remove before treating the stain, the better.
2. Lay a drop cloth over the affected area and use a vacuum to suck up any remaining moisture from the mattress surface.
3. Using a clean cloth or sponge, apply the upholstery solution to the stain and allow it to sit until it dries completely. You might need to apply more than one coat of upholstery cleaner if your stain is particularly large or old.
4. Remove any excess stain using a clean cloth or sponge and then vacuum again to remove any dry cleaner residue left behind on your mattress surface.
Surprisingly, it’s actually okay to use upholstery cleaners on your mattress. In fact, most bed bug exterminators are going to recommend that you clean your mattress with a specialized cleaner right at the start of the process. You can even read the instructions right off of the bottle. Now, you do want to be careful, because some cleaners definitely shouldn’t be used, but the good news is that upholstery cleaners in general are okay for your mattress.
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