How to Deflate an Intex Air Mattress

It’s happened to all of us. We get home after a long day, ready to relax on our brand new air mattress, and we can’t seem to find the deflation valve; probably our first day, we don’t even know there is a deflation valve. This step-by-step guide will show you how to deflate an Intex air mattress so you can get a good night’s sleep. These steps are simple and do not require any complex skill to follow.

A Step-by-Step Guide

Follow these steps to deflate your Intex air mattress:

Get Prepared

You will need a flat surface to work on, such as a floor or table. If you have an electric air pump, ensure it is unplugged and within reach. This is important because you will need to plug it in later. You will need a small hand-held pump if you do not have an electric air pump.

Find the Deflation Valve

The deflation valve is located on the side of the mattress near the bottom. It is a small black or white knob that unscrews counterclockwise.

Unscrew the Deflation Valve

Once you have found the deflation valve, unscrew it by turning it to the left (counterclockwise). Be sure to hold onto the mattress, so it does not move around too much. Doing this will release all of the air from inside the mattress.

Reattach the Deflation Valve

Now that all the air has been released, you can reattach the deflation valve by screwing it back clockwise. Be sure to not over-tighten it, as this could damage the valve. Also, ensure that the valve is closed so no air can get back inside the mattress.

Fold and Store

Now that your mattress is deflated, you can fold it up and store it away until you need it again. Be sure to keep it in a cool, dry place, so it does not get damaged.

What To Do if Your Intex Air Mattress Doesn’t Deflate?

Even though the inflation and deflation of Intex air mattresses are simple to go about, sometimes things might not turn out smooth, as discussed above. For example, sometimes, the mattress doesn’t fully deflate on its own. If this happens, you can do a few things to solve the problem.

First, check to see if the valve is open all the way. If not, open it and wait for the mattress to start deflating. If the valve is already open, use your hand to press down on different mattress parts.

This will help release any trapped air and allow the mattress to start deflating. You may also want to use a vacuum cleaner to suck out any remaining air. Simply put the vacuum cleaner hose over the valve and turn on the vacuum. Just be sure not to use too much power, as this could damage the valve. With these simple tips, you should be able to fully get your Intex air mattress to deflate in no time!

Things to Consider When Deflating an Intex Air Mattress

There are a few things you should keep in mind when deflating your Intex air mattress

  • Do not over-tighten the deflation valve as this could damage it.
  • Make sure the deflation valve is in a closed position before storing the mattress.
  • Be sure to store the mattress in a cool, dry place.
  • Don does not deflate a mattress in areas with sharp objects as this could puncture the mattress. In that case, you might go back shopping real soon.

What To Do if Your Intex Air Mattress Is Leaking

If your Intex air mattress leaks, we recommend checking the inflation valve for any holes or tears. If there are none, then the valve itself will likely be damaged and need to be replaced. We also recommend inflating and deflating the mattress several times as this can sometimes help seal any small leaks. Additionally, store the mattress in a cool, dry place as extreme temperatures can cause the material to degrade over time.


Can I use a hair dryer to deflate my Intex air mattress?

No, we do not recommend using a hair dryer to deflate your Intex air mattress, as this could damage the material. In such a case, you’ll likely have a leaky mattress. What a loss

Can I use an electric air pump to inflate my Intex air mattress?

You can use an electric air pump to inflate your Intex air mattress. However, we recommend using an electric pump designed explicitly to inflate mattresses to help avoid damaging the material. In addition, we recommend using one with a built-in pressure gauge so you can inflate the mattress to the desired level of firmness.

What is the best way to store my Intex air mattress?

We recommend storing your Intex air mattress in a cool, dry place such as a closet or cabinet. Do not store it in a humid or wet area as this could damage the material.

How long does it take to deflate an Intex air mattress?

It usually takes around 30 seconds to a minute to fully deflate an Intex air mattress. However, this will depend on the mattress’s size and how much air is in it. If you’re having trouble getting all the air out, we recommend following the tips in our “What To Do if Your Intex Air Mattress Doesn’t Deflate?” section.

Can I pop up my air mattress?

We do not recommend popping up your air mattress as this could damage the material. Instead, if you need to get rid of wrinkles or creases, we recommend using a hand pump to inflate and deflate the mattress several times. This will help smooth out any wrinkles or creases in the material.


Inflating and deflating an Intex air mattress is a simple process that can be done in just a few minutes. However, follow the instructions carefully to avoid damaging the mattress. With these tips, you should have no problem getting your Intex air mattress inflated or deflated in no time!

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