Joann said, “How to remove a windex stair from my mattress?”
Many household cleaners contain some type of dye. When these cleaners spill, the area may be clean, but it also may be dyed. Choose a method from the steps below to remove the Windex stain from your mattress, and continue trying methods if needed until the stain is gone.
Keep in mind that any cleaning solution should always be tested on a small, hidden area first. As the methods in this article are intended for removing dye stains, they also could remove or damage the dye on the mattress fabric if there is any.
Removing the Stain
You Will Need:
- Paper towels
- White vinegar
- Dish liquid
- A cloth
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Hydrogen peroxide
Steps to Remove the Stain:
- If the spill is fresh, blot the area with paper towels to remove as much liquid as possible.
- Add 1 tbsp. of white vinegar and a few drops of dish liquid to 2 cups of water. Use a cloth to blot the solution onto the Windex stain. Continue blotting the area with the solution until the stain is gone.¹
- Oxygen bleach can also work to remove a Windex stain. To use powdered OxyClean, mix it with water to make a paste, spread the paste over the Windex stain, and allow it to dry. Once dry, brush off the paste, then blot the area with a damp cloth to rinse. To use liquid OxyClean, mix a small amount with water, blot the solution onto the Windex stain, then blot the area with a damp cloth to rinse. Repeat the process as many times as needed to remove the Windex stain.
- Pour a small amount of isopropyl alcohol on a cloth or paper towel and blot the Windex stain with the damp cloth until the stain is gone.²
- As a last resort, try using a mixture of equal amounts of hydrogen peroxide and water. Soak the Windex stain with the peroxide solution and re-apply the solution as the area dries until the Windex stain is gone.³
Additional Tips and Advice
- Do not try to use chlorine bleach to remove the stain as Windex contains ammonia and the combination will cause a toxic gas.
- If all else fails, try a laundry stain remover, such as Spray and Wash, that does not contain chlorine bleach. Rinse the area afterward by blotting with a damp cloth.
- The Cleaning Encyclopedia by Don Aslett
- Clean It Fast, Clean It Right by Jeff Bredenberg
- The Spot and Stain Remover Handbook by Jean Cooper