Durafoam is a great material, but it can get damaged over time. Luckily, you can clean your durafoam with vinegar and water. This blog post will walk you through the steps of cleaning your durafoam with vinegar and water.
1. Mix equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
In a spray bottle, combine equal parts vinegar and water. White vinegar is recommended for cleaning durafoam in most cases, but other kinds of vinegar can be used as well. Make sure to use clean water for this step—dirty tap or distilled water will make your mixture less effective.
2. Spray the mixture onto the stain.
- Spray the mixture onto the stain.
It’s important to spray the mixture onto the stain, not just on top of it. You should use a spray bottle for this part—it’ll make it easier for you to apply the vinegar-water solution evenly across your foam mattress or other furniture piece.
3. Wait 5 minutes for the mixture to absorb into the Durafoam
Now that you’ve mixed your vinegar and water, it’s time to let it sit on the Durafoam for 5 minutes. This will help the mixture absorb into the Durafoam and loosen dirt and grime. The vinegar also acts as a cleaning agent, breaking down grease and dirt into smaller pieces, making them easier to remove in step 4.
After 5 minutes have passed, check on your Durafoam and see if any of the mixture has absorbed into it; if not, wait another 5 minutes until you see signs of absorption. If some parts seem dry or sticky after waiting 10 minutes (or longer), don’t worry! Just give those areas a quick once over with more of your solution in step 3 before letting them soak again for another 10 minutes or so.
4. Scrub the area with a soft bristle brush in a circular motion, and then rinse with lukewarm water
Once you have applied the vinegar, it’s time to scrub. Make sure that you are using a soft bristle brush and scrub in a circular motion. The vinegar will help lift up dirt and grime from the surface of your durafoam so that when you go over it with water, it can easily be removed. To rinse off your durafoam, fill up a bucket or container with lukewarm water and use this to gently wash down any remaining residue before drying with a cloth or towel.
5. Wipe up excess moisture with a clean cloth, and then let dry completely (2-3 hours) before use
- Wipe up excess moisture with a clean cloth, and then let dry completely (2-3 hours) before use.
The durafoam should be completely dry before you use it again so that the smell of vinegar won’t linger on your hands or clothes.
It’s easy to clean your durafoam!
It’s easy to clean your durafoam!
Before you start, avoid using a harsh cleaner. We recommend vinegar and water because it’s milder than soap and much more effective at dissolving oils. Mix 3 parts vinegar with 1 part water, then dip a soft bristle brush into the solution and scrub away any stuck-on grime. Make sure to rinse thoroughly after cleaning, then allow your foam piece to dry completely before using again.
Cleaning your durafoam is easy, now that you know these steps. You can save money by getting years of use out of your durafoam instead of having to buy new ones every couple of years. Additionally, being able to clean it yourself means less time spent at the dry cleaners and more time spent on other tasks. Do you have tips for cleaning durafoam? Let us know in the comments below!