How to clean a stained mattress:
1. First, dip a cake of soap in a glass of cold water and rub it over the stain until it covers the whole thing, working from the outside to the inside. Scrub it with a brush until it foams. The soap will help break down the protein in the stains.
2. Next, pour talcum powder over the soapy stain until it has absorbed the moisture and dried.
3. Then bash it with a tennis racket. This forces the talc into the mattress to absorb more moisture. Let the claggy talc residue dry out again and you can vacuum it up.
Note: Ideally cover the cleaned mattress with a mattress protector to prevent future staining.
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