How to Take a Yellow Stain Out of a Mattress

You spend a lot of time on your mattress, so when you find a yellow stain, you likely want it gone. Sweat, body oils or urine are the likely causes of a yellow stain. Mattress stains must be removed carefully so you don't spread the spot further or saturate the inside of the mattress, which can lead to mold.

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Clean mattress stains promptly so they don't soak in.

Step 1

Blot as much of the stain as possible with a towel if the stain is fresh. Continue blotting, switching to a dry part of the towel often, until liquid is no longer being absorbed.

Step 2

Fill a bucket with ½ gallon cool water. Add a generous squirt of grease-cutting dish soap. Mix up the soap and water vigorously with a whisk until thick suds form.

Step 3

Scoop the suds from the bucket with a clean, damp cloth. Try to only get the suds and as little water as possible. Rub the suds in a circular motion over the yellow stain.

Step 4

Blot with a dry cloth to absorb the moisture. Alternate scrubbing with the soap suds and blotting with a dry cloth until the stain is gone.

Step 5

Fill an empty spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide if the stain is still there. Mist the yellow spot with the peroxide.

Step 6

Let the peroxide sit on the stain for five minutes. Blot with a dry cloth to absorb the liquid. Alternate spritizing with peroxide and blotting with the dry cloth until the stain disappears.