How To Clean a Memory Foam Mattress Topper

The best way to clean a memory foam mattress topper

 

A memory foam mattress topper is not like other mattress toppers like latex or wool, which you can clean easily. Memory foam requires you to have a little knowledge, time and patience in order for you to clean it and get it smelling like brand new. So here is a list of some tips and tricks to let you to be able to properly clean your memory foam mattress topper.

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 VACUUM

This way of cleaning the memory foam is rather simple just make sure to lay the mattress topper on a flat and even surface this will allow the vacuum cleaner to reach all the spots. Using a vacuum cleaner gets rid of all the dust that can get stored inside the open cell structure of the memory foam. You can use water base vacuum cleaners on the memory foam but you have to make sure that it has several hours to dry make sure not to put the topper in direct sunlight or next to a source of high heat.  

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BAKING SODA

Baking soda is a great common product that can help remove stains just need to add water and you can spot clean the memory foam.

 

  • To start first place one-part baking soda with two-part cold water and mix until the baking soda has dissolved and turned to a milky white color.
  • Using a cloth gently rub, the mixture into the stain that you want to remove make sure to get a good amount of the mixture onto the stained area.
  • Leave the solution on the stain for about half an hour to soak into the area.
  • Using a mildly damp cloth remove the mixture from the topper.
  • Then use a dry cloth or paper towel to help soak up the remaining water.

 

(Note: Remember to Air Dry the mattress topper in a shaded area and make sure it is completely dry before placing it back on your mattress.)

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WHITE VINEGAR

White Vinegar can be used to spot clean some of the nasty areas on your mattress topper. Simply get some white vinegar and dilute with a small amount of water. Use a soft cloth to rinse the area with the vinegar and water until the stain is removed.

 

  • First mix some white vinegar with a little amount of water.
  • Use a soft cloth and gently rub the vinegar into the area until the stain is removed.
  • Using a mildly damp cloth remove the mixture from the topper.
  • Then use a dry cloth or paper towel to help soak up the remaining water.

(note: If you want you can use borax or pet stain remove and follow the same process.)

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DETERGENT

Normal Laundry Detergent can be used to get that mattress topper clean, just make sure you are not using a low-quality detergent or washing liquid so that the topper will not lose its appearance and features.

 

  • First dilute some laundry detergent in water.
  • Use a soft cloth and gently rub the detergent into the area with the stain.
  • Or you can put the detergent and water mixture into a spray bottle and spray the solution in the area.
  • Leave the solution on the stain for about half an hour to soak into the area.
  • Using a mildly damp cloth remove the mixture from the topper.
  • Then use a dry cloth or paper towel to help soak up the remaining water.

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WATER

You can wash the topper with water this is also good if you just want to wash the whole thing. Make sure, you spread the topper evenly on a flat surface with no bumps below it or anything getting in the way. Wash it thoroughly with cold water, don’t use hot water because this can damage the mattress topper. Roll the topper inwards and press slightly to remove the excess water, but don’t squeeze or tumble dry the mattress topper is sensitive when wet. Leave the topper to dry under shade with sufficient air flow over it. Please make sure it is completely dry before placing it back on the mattress as this can lead to mold and mildew.

Things you should NEVER do when cleaning your topper:

Make sure you completely dry the memory foam before placing it back on your mattress. If there is any moisture left inside the memory foam topper this will lead to mildew.

If you are using a hair dryer make sure you keep your distance and have the settings on low. High heat will damage the surface cells of the mattress topper.

Stay away from direct sunlight when trying to dry your mattress topper. Try to keep it in the shade where there is plenty of Air flow as this will help prevent damage by sunlight and heat.

Do not use hydrogen peroxide directly on the surface of a memory foam topper as it can destroy the texture and the color of the memory foam.

Never put your mattress topper inside a tumble dryer

Remember to never wriggle or squeeze or tumble dry or machine wash your memory foam mattress topper as it will ruin the consistency and you will lose your mattress topper.

Never use hot water to wash or clean the memory foam

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