How to Get Rid of Mold Smells on a Mattress With Febreze

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How to Get Rid of Mold Smells on a Mattress With Febreze
Offensive mattress odours can cause you to lose sleep. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Febreze Fabric Refresher Spray comes in many different scents designed to neutralise odours in your home. The spray works to remove odours from fabrics, upholstery and even mattresses. If a mattress was stored in an area with high humidity, mould may appear on the mattress surface. After cleaning the mould, you may be left with an offensive mould odour on the mattress. You can attempt to get rid of it by using Febreze Fabric Refresher Spray.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Hold the bottle of Febreze approximately 6 to 18 inches from the surface of the mattress.

  2. 2

    Spray a light mist of the Febreze over the entire surface.

  3. 3

    Allow the Febreze to dry for approximately 30 minutes.

  4. 4

    Sniff the mattress to see if you can still detect the mould odour. If you can, repeat the method. It is better to use two to three light coats of Febreze than to saturate the mattress.

  5. 5

    Allow the mattress to dry completely before putting on sheets and other bedding.

Tips and warnings

  • Clean any evidence of mould from your mattress before treating it with Febreze. Sweep the mattress with a broom to remove the mould, and then vacuum the mattress surface thoroughly. Use a heater, sunshine or fan to dry the mattress completely before attempting to remove the foul odour.

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