Cleaning a mattress

How to Remove Urine Stains From a Mattress

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: November 28, 2018
How to Remove Urine Stains From a Mattress

Urine stains and smells on mattresses can be quite unpleasant and difficult to remove if not cleaned quickly. If you have small children at home and you have to deal with this situation frequently, do not worry, in this oneHOWTO article we give a series of very easy tips to implement and which can remove urine from a mattress successfully.

You'll need:

  • Carpet Cleaner
  • Vacuum
  • Soft Brush
  • New unopened box of bicarbonate of soda
  • Large piece of plastic
  • Rope
  • Disinfectant Spray
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Sponge
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Steps to follow:


The first step is to remove all stained bedding from the mattress and wash it in hot water with detergent. If the mattress is protected by an anti-allergen or hypoallergenic cover, remove it and wash it as well.

How to Remove Urine Stains From a Mattress - Step 1

The most effective remedy to remove urine stains from a mattress is to use a specific cleaning product. Best practice is to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully for cleaning mattresses, which include spraying the product on the stain, leaving it time to work as recommended. Next, you should clean or vacuum the residue and it's ready!


You can also remove urine from a mattress with home tricks. Mix about one full cup of baking soda with a little water and put on the urine stained area, cover the mattress with large plastic bag and leave it to work for at least 6 to 8 hours.

How to Remove Urine Stains From a Mattress - Step 3

When the time has passed, remove the plastic bag from the mattress and vacuum up the baking soda. Make sure that the baking soda has completely absorbed the urine stain and spray the entire mattress with a disinfectant spray. This is a product that will kill all germs and leave the mattress with a fresh, clean smell.


If the above method does not give the expected results, you can try the following mixture to remove the urine stain and the unpleasant smell of the mattress:

Mix 1 litre of hydrogen peroxide with 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup of bicarbonate of soda, spread it on the stain and leave it to absorb for 30 minutes. Then, remove the mixture and let it air dry.


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