How to Clean an Ironing Board Using Baking Soda (With Pictures)(2023)

ironing board cover pic

Have you ever tried to clean an ironing board only to find out that it’s full of dirt, stains, and other unwanted particles? If yes, then you probably know how hard it is to get rid of the stains from the board. 

When you use an ironing board on a daily basis, it tends to build up with dirt pretty quickly.

While many people would resort to buying a new ironing board due to the condition of their current board, there is a cheap and effective cleaner for it. You probably have some in your kitchen right now.

A paste made of baking soda and water is great for cleaning ironing boards.

In this article, I’ll show you how to clean your ironing board with the help of baking soda paste.

Let’s get started.

What You’ll Need:

Baking Soda
Brush or scrub pad
Clean cloth
A teaspoon
Small bowl or container
Your ironing board

clean ironing board what you need


1. Prepare the board. Remove the board cover if you have it.

2. Make a baking soda paste. In a bowl, mix 2 teaspoons of baking soda with 1 1/2 teaspoons of water. Mix them well and you should have a thick paste.

baking soda paste for ironing board

3. Dip the scrub pad or brush in the paste.

dip scrub sponge

4. Scrub the stained and dirty areas of the board. You’ll notice the stains begin to fade. Baking soda’s gentle abrasion helps in removing stains.

scrub board surface

5. Rinse with baking soda paste off by dipping a sponge in water and rinsing the area with it. Make sure you remove all traces of the baking soda paste.

rinse board surface

6. Wipe the wet surface with a clean cloth. 

dry with clean cloth

7. Take the ironing board outside. Give it some air to dry.

3 Tips to Keep Your Ironing Board in Great Condition

  1. Clean them regularly. You don’t have to clean your ironing board too often. Once every 2-3 months should be enough.
  2. If you’re using board covers, check for wear and tear. If the damage is too much consider getting a new one.
  3. Make sure your flat iron is clean before placing it on the board and on your clothes. The rust and stains from the flat iron can be transferred to the board. Here’s an article on how to clean your flat iron with baking soda


Using baking soda to clean your ironing board will keep it spick and span and odor-free. So, save your energy and money and clean it the right way!

I hope you’ll give it a try.

Thanks for reading my blog.

-Baking Soda Guy


Q1: Can I use vinegar instead of baking soda to clean my ironing board? 

A: While vinegar is an effective cleaning agent, it may have a strong smell that can linger. Baking soda is a better alternative as it effectively cleans and deodorizes without leaving any unpleasant odors.

Q2: How often should I clean my ironing board? 

A: It is recommended to clean your ironing board every few months or whenever you notice visible stains or dirt buildup.

Q3: Can I wash the ironing board cover? 

A: Yes, most ironing board covers are machine washable. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper care.

Q4: Can I use a bleach-based cleaner on my ironing board? 

A: Avoid using harsh chemicals or bleach-based cleaners as they can damage the ironing board cover and padding. Baking soda is a safe and natural alternative.

Q5: How can I prevent stains on my ironing board in the future? 

A: To prevent stains, always iron clothes when they are clean and dry. If you accidentally spill something on the ironing board, clean it promptly to avoid permanent stains.

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