How to Clean a Velour Air Mattress

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Things You'll Need

  • Liquid dishwashing soap

  • Bowl

  • Cloths

  • Scrubbing brush

Air mattresses help you accommodate unexpected guests. Some mattresses have a velour top that grips the bottom sheet so it doesn't slip off. If you find stains on a velour mattress, spot clean to remove. Clean stains as soon as you notice them; the more they set, the harder they will be to remove. If a young child is going to sleep on the velour air mattress, use a plastic cover to protect it from urine stains.


Step 1

Unplug the velour air mattress (if necessary).

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Step 2

Mix a few drops liquid dishwashing soap with 1 cup hot water in a bowl. Mix with your fingers until the water is soapy.

Step 3

Dip a cloth into the solution and dab it on a stain, working from the edges of the stain toward the center. Repeat for all stains.

Step 4

Dip a scrubbing brush into the soapy water if the stains are still visible. Scrub the solution into each stain until it lifts.


Step 5

Rinse the previously stained areas by blotting with a water-soaked cloth.

Step 6

Allow to air-dry completely before storing the velour air mattress.



Kaye Wagner

Kaye Wagner has been working in the fields of journalism and public relations since 2006 and is a recipient of a National Hearst Award. She is particularly interested in home-and-garden projects, as well as beauty and fashion writing. An avid traveler, she also writes travel reviews and guides. Wagner earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Brigham Young University.