Spills happen. However, spillages can cause car seats to become stained and messy. Here are some easy and useful tips to keep your car’s seats clean with household products. The cleaning products are all linked to make it easy for you to purchase them.
Cleansing Cloth Seats
There are many ways to clean your cloth seats yourself, instead of having car seat cleaning service. Here are some examples:
- Use club soda. Spray it lightly on the stained area, and scrub it with a brush. Finally, wipe it off with a towel.
- Make a baking soda solution. To remove the stain, mix 1/4 cup baking soda and 1 cup warm water. Use a thin layer of the solution with a toothbrush. Allow the solution to sit for about 30 minutes if the stain is not easy.
- Use a vinegar mixture. In a large bowl, combine a cup vinegar, a few drops dish soap, and approximately a gallon hot water. Use a sponge to rub the mixture into the stain. Next, rinse the seat with clean water.
- Use laundry detergent. You can mix laundry detergent with hot water to dampen stains if you don’t own a specific upholstery cleaner/detergent. To clean the stain off the seat, rinse it with cold water and use a towel to wipe it off.
Cleaning leather seats
Because leather seats are more durable than cloth upholstery, they require extra care. These are some easy ways to clean leather stains and spillages.
- Use nail polish removers or rubbing alcohol. The alcohol can be used to slowly remove the stain from leather. After the stain has been lifted, wash the seat with warm water.
- Use non-gel toothpaste. You can also use a toothbrush to gently remove the stain by using a little toothpaste.
- Make a cream of tartar and lemon juice paste. Make a paste of equal parts lemon juice and cream tartar and apply the stain. Let it sit for around 30 minutes before you wipe it off with a damp sponge. This paste can bleach seats, so you should not use it on dark-colored ones.
- You can also use the vinegar mixture on leather seats!