How to Clean a Futon Mattress – Best Mattress Cleaning Tips
Futons are magnets for dirt and bad odor because they are frequently sat or laid down on. Their cloth covering also attracts dirt, and stains can easily appear if you are not careful. Since futons getting dirtied is something that we cannot avoid, let me just help you by making sure that you know how to quickly and effectively clean your futon.
Things You Will Need When Cleaning
Easy Steps to Clean Your Futon Mattress
1. Prepare Cleaning Your Futon Mattress
The first thing that you should do is to remove the futon from its frame and give it a good shake. You can also beat it with the palm of your hand. This is to dislodge any coins, keys, or small toys that may have gotten stuck in the futon. There are things that may damage your vacuum cleaner. Even if you have a vacuum cleaner that is tough and may be able to handle such materials, it doesn’t hurt to be on the safe side.
After you have removed the heavier dirt or errant materials in your futon, you can now use a vacuum cleaner to remove dirt, lint, hair and any other debris in your futon. Unfold your futon and run your vacuum cleaner over the futon. Pay particular attention to the cracks and crevices where dirt may have gotten lodged. If you’re having a hard time removing the dirt using your vacuum cleaner, grab your upholstery brush and use it to scrub off stubborn dirt. Make sure that you turn over your futon and clean the other side.
3. Remove That Nasty Smell
Once you have cleansed your futon, you need to deodorize it. Futons smell after time. The combination of sweat, moisture, and spilled drinks can give your futon an unwanted odor. Sprinkle baking soda in your futon and let it sit for an hour. Baking soda has terrific cleaning and deodorizing properties and it will absorb any ghastly odor your futon is harboring. Use your vacuum cleaner to remove the baking soda.
4. Erase Any Stains Left
If you see any stains on your futon while cleaning apply some mild laundry detergent to the stain using a damp washcloth. Give the detergent a few seconds to work on the stain and then blot it out with warm water. Use water sparingly because excessive moisture may cause mildew.
Test your laundry detergent on a small portion of the futon before using it. This is to make sure that your laundry detergent won’t cause discoloration.
5. Don't Forget to Clean The Frame
It is also essential to clean the frame of your futon if it comes with one. Dirt from the frame will just transfer to the futon if you leave the frame uncleaned. Dust the frame down and then wipe it with a damp cloth.
If the stain is not removed using the regular cleaning method above, use a vinegar/water mixture to clean the futon.
Here's an easy way you can remove stains on you Futon Mattress using everyday items:
If the method outlined above does not remove the stain, contact a professional cleaner to do the job.
Tips to Maintain Your Futon Mattress
A good futon mattress is hard to find. More so if you are looking for one that can help ease your back pain. There are many good choices each with its pros and cons, and you need to carefully weigh them out while keeping your budget in check. If you do get lucky and found that best futon mattress for your back pain, the challenge is keeping it clean and prolonging its life. Just keep in mind the techniques and tips that I mentioned in this article and I’m confident that you’ll do a great job in cleaning and maintaining your futon mattress.
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