I know it’s very frustrating to see dried milk stains on your mattress.

If you accidentally spilled milk on your mattress and if the milk on the mattress is already dried up then don’t freak out.

Because there are lots of ways to remove dried milk from mattresses.

And if you don’t completely clean milk from your mattress then it can attract bed bugs, mice, or rats.

Because milk has a sour smell so it will attract bedbugs and rats so you need to clean milk from your mattress as soon as possible.

In this article, we are going to see how to remove dried milk from mattress and how to get rid of sour milk smell from your mattress.

How to Remove Dried Milk From Mattress (4 Proven Ways)

There are lots of proven ways to remove dried milk from mattresses but we are going to see only popular and tested ways.

Way 1: Upholstery Vacuum Cleaner Method

This is the simplest and fastest way to get dried milk from your mattress.

Note: You only need an upholstery attached vacuum cleaner for this method, regular vacuum cleaners won’t work.

Step 1: Use Upholstery Attachment

The upholstery machine can inject liquid cleaner into the mattress.

Then the vacuum part sucks the liquid again.

If you don’t have these types of vacuum cleaners then you can rent them from grocery stores.

Step 2: Dry the Mattress

After doing this, once the mattress is milk free then let the mattress dry completely because the mattress isn’t dried from the inside.

So let it sit for at least 8 hours and then zip the mattress with a waterproof mattress protector to protect the mattress from bed bugs and future accidents.

Read More: How to clean a mattress without baking soda

Way 2: Use Bio Enzyme Cleaner

Bio enzyme cleaners are specially designed to break protein inside milk stains.

Step 1: Soak Up Excess Liquid

First, take a wet paper towel or clean cloth then wet the dried milk and remove excess milk from the mattress as much as possible.

Step 2: Create a Cleaning Solution

Mix ¼ part of the enzyme cleaner with ⅓ part of the water and mix them well into the spray bottle.

Spray the solution onto the affected areas of the mattress and wait for at least 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 3: Use Steam Cleaner or Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum up again to completely dry or you can use a steam cleaner to dry the mattress.

Step 4: Air Dry Your Mattress

Let the mattress sit for at least 6 hours.

You can put your mattress outside for some time to completely air out the mattress.

Way 3: Use Diluted Laundry Detergent 

Lots of people on the internet are telling use baking soda to remove milk smell but baking soda can damage your vacuum cleaner and the mattress.

Because alkaline baking soda can eat away the foam or fiber inside of your mattress.

Step 1: absorb Excess Milk

Take a bunch of paper towels or clothes.

Out one paper towel or cloth under the milk spot and bloat and move the other towel or cloth bloat and move, over and over again,

Until the clothe or towel stops getting moisture.

So this is how you can remove the moisture from your mattress.

Now it’s time for the next step.

Step 2:  Use Diluted Laundry detergent

Laundry detergent can easily wash and clean milk out of your mattress.

Pour some amount of diluted laundry detergent on the affected areas of the mattress.

Note: if you feel laundry detergent is soapy and slippery then you can add more water.

If you use diluted laundry detergent then you don’t need to rinse it.

Step 3: Make your Room More Ventilated

After using diluted laundry detergent, now it’s time to dry your mattress completely.

You can use a fan or heater to make more air circulation around your mattress.

Way 4: Use Spot Cleaners

If you don’t want to use homemade remedies then you can use traditional spot cleaners from the market to remove odor and stains from your mattress.

Using these types of spot and odor removers can make your job so easy.

How to get rid of Dried Milk Smell from Mattress

If your mattress still has a sour smell then here are some steps to remove the milky smell from your mattress.

Step 1: Use Baking soda with essential Oil

After cleaning and washing milk from the mattress, if the odor remains same then you need to use baking soda.

Sprinkle some baking soda on your mattress.

Because baking soda is a natural odor neutralizer that can remove all types of odor.

You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to make your bed smell great.

Step 2: Wait For 8 hours

After sprinkling baking soda on your mattress, now you need to wait for at least 8 hours.

You can put your mattress outside of your house or you can turn on the fans in your room to make your room more ventilated.

After 8 hours you need to vacuum up all baking soda particles.

Step 3: Use Commercial Fragrance

After doing and using all remedies if the smell remains the same then you can use commercial fragrance sprays to make your bed smell great.

Final Words

If you accidentally spilled milk on your mattress and if the milk is already dried up then don’t worry.

You can remove the milk stains plus the odor from your mattress.

You’ll need to use enzyme cleaner or hydrogen peroxide to remove the stains and smell of milk from the mattress.

You can also use commercial fragrance and spray to make your bed smell better.

And if you have any questions regarding removing dried milk from your mattress then you can ask them in the comment section of this article.