Keeping your mattress in good condition needn’t be tricky. Whether you’re sleeping on a pocket sprung, memory foam or other mattress, similar processes apply to remove stains. It’s the type of stain that ordinarily dictates what products are best to use.

Here are our top tips on getting unsightly and unwanted marks off your mattress.
Coffee stains

If you’re a regular entertainer, you’ll likely have guests often. Many people like to provide tea and coffee in guest rooms – but doing so brings a small risk of spillage. Should one of your guest beds end up with a hot beverage on it, remove the sheets and press a paper or kitchen towel into the stain to soak up the moisture. Then use a spray containing oxygen bleach (which is safe for fabrics) to cover the area and leave for 15 minutes. Then dab with a damp cloth or sponge and blot with paper towels. Repeat until the stain has gone.

Wine stains

In the event some wine gets spilt on a folding guest bed, for example, as you’re putting it up for an unexpected stay, dab some sparkling water onto it or pour on salt to soak up the liquid. If a stain is left, pop on some distilled white vinegar and leave for ten minutes before blotting.


Got kids who are prone to accidents in the night? Don’t fret, you can tackle it with products you may already have lying around the house. Firstly, strip away the sheets and blot the mattress dry. Then mix up a half-and-half white vinegar and water solution and spray it onto the fabric. Leave for up to 10 minutes then dab the area with a cloth. If a smell persists, sprinkle baking soda over the mattress and then vacuum it off.

Blood stains

You’d hope this never applies, but if, for example, a child or guest suffers a nosebleed, it may be necessary to remove a blood stain from your guest beds. In such cases, apply a few drops of laundry detergent directly onto the area and rub with a soft brush, adding cold water to prevent the blood from setting. Then blot and allow to dry completely.

If your guest bed is suffering from one too many accidents and you need a new mattress or frame, contact us at Bed Kings today to find out what products we have available.