Whether you have a pet or a toddler, chances are that you are going to have a urine stain on your mattress.
DIY Solution to Remove Urine Stains
Getting those stains off (and particularly getting the smell out) can be difficult.
There is however, a really effective and really inexpensive method for removing urine from mattresses, clothing, carpet and just about anything else that you may need.
You will need to mix these ingredients together:
- 10 ounces of hydrogen peroxide
- 3 tablespoons of baking soda
- Just a drop or two of your favorite dish detergent
Note that if you mix them together in a spray bottle, the baking soda may foam so it is best to mix them and then pour into the spray bottle once the foam has receded.
Using the mixture is really easy. You just have to spray the area that needs to be treated and let it sit for about an hour or so.
You may want to ventilate the room or turn a fan on so that the smell doesn’t get to you. When you come back, your stains should be completely gone and the best part is that they will take the smell with them.
Incidentally, hydrogen peroxide is an excellent blood stain remover so if you have blood on your clothing, carpeting or other fabric, you can just dab a bit of peroxide on it and it should lift off easily.
This particular recipe is also great for getting the skunk smell out of your pets. If you have rambunctious dogs that like to chase skunks, you know what smell we’re talking about. Just give him a bath in the baking soda mixture and the smell will go away.
I had dog pee on couch cushions so I first used my green machine wet vac to do an initial clean and remove as much pee as possible and then used this solution where there were some lingering smells. It's working. I've very impressed! I did a test patch overnight and didn't notice any discoloration. I think the reason some people get discoloration and some don't is because they are using different strength peroxides. I plan on using this for a general freshening up of my other cushions as well. I will write back if the smell returns.
Whoa! Quick update -- here's the importance of doing a test swatch and letting it sit. My couch is still completely fine, I did a test spot and let it sit for over 12 hours and there was no discoloration but some of the solution overflowed I nto my jute rug without me noticing and now there's a bleached spot where the solution drench it. So test test test before you use! You never know what will bleach and what won't. And don't seal it closed unless you're using it. Time to flip the rug...
Do u wipe it off or just leave it after spraying
Has anyone tried it on a microfiber couch, mine is brown. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Can this be used on hardwood floors?
I had a stench that I could not get removed from dog urine in carpets. I bought Tide Odor Rescue and mixed it with hot water in a Gallon bucket. I used a $1 store scrub brush to scrub the carpet with the solution. The smell left immediately. I'm not sure how long it will last but just to be safe I sprayed the spots with The Amazing Whip It to ensure the smell doesn't return. Whip it works perfectly but costs quite a bit compared to the Tide. I recommend either product to remove the stench. I also used a towel to blot up any excess products. Oh yeah, the stain went away immediately too. They were old stains. Whip is so good you can just spray the stains and walk away. Try either one and give a response. You won't be disappointed
Can this solution be used on pillow top latex mattresses?
Sure it is.
I usually just mix some detergent and disinfectant and scrub it lightly into the surface. This is something i learned on my trip to Spain.
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Can anyone tell me how to get the smell of baby powder out of bedsheets and pajamas and nightgowns? Our daughter is 14 and a bedwetter and wears cloth diapers and plastic pants to bed every night.I use baby powder on her when i put the diapers and plastic pants on her at bedtime and then sprinkle some on the front and back of the plastic pants to keep them soft.Her pjs and nightgowns and bed sheets all smell like babypowder.Can anyone tell me how to eliminate the smell?
To Cheryl F.- When our daughter started bedwetting upon entering puberty just past 12,we put her into cloth diapers and rubberpants also and i found unscented baby powder by J&J at Target and used that on her every night when i put the diapers and rubberpants on her.No oder or nothing! When she made her First Communion at 13,i used the unscented baby powder on her with the rubberpants she had to wear under her communion dress.
When I have get to togethers, parties etc., I allow intoxicated guests to sleep over. I would have never guessed a grown man would piss the bed like a 3 month old baby and wallow in it. One even defecated all over the bed and had the gall to throw a comforter over the disgusting mess and slipped away in a taxi. I threw that in the trash but learned vinegar and bed wetter sheets work best for the former. My wife uses about one cup to a gallon of water. She nicknamed one of my relatives "ole faithful" for obvious reasons and eventually started mailing him a cleaning bill and diapers as joke and he paid the bill. lol
I have used this solution quite a few times as I have young kids that still wet the bed on occasion, and every time I have used it I've always been amazed at how well and how fast it works. We even had a blood stain on a mattress and it took that out completely. I have had issues with it clogging my spray bottle, but I found that if I leave it in the measuring cup where I mix it together, let it sit for about 10 - 15 minutes stirring occasionally, the baking soda seems to dissolve in to the peroxide. Once I started doing that, I didn't have problems with clogging. Also, when my spray bottle was clogged, I took the long plastic straw off the sprayer, flipped the sprayer upside down and let hot water run directly in to where the straw connects. While the water is running I occasionally pump the sprayer, and eventually it unclogs.
I had high hopes for this solution, but it did nothing for the three stains we have on our carpet.
One is a urine stain which still smells. Maybe I will try another round on the urine this to see if it does the trick.
The other two stains are yellow, from dog vomit (bile). They are still yellow.
Any other suggestions on approach or a new solution to try?