DIY Upholstery Cleaner For Your Car - 5 Super Easy Homemade Recipes

6/24/2022


DIY Upholstery Cleaner For Your Car

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Stop wasting money on car cleaning products that you can make right in your own kitchen using ingredients that you likely already have on hand. Today, we’ve got 5 super easy homemade recipes for making a powerful DIY upholstery cleaner for your car. 

Whether you’ve got cloth or leather upholstered seats, these DIY upholstery cleaners are sure to get your vehicle squeaky clean

How to Spot Clean Car’s Fabric Upholstery

What You’ll Need: 
    • One part baking soda 
    • One part warm water
    • Toothbrush

Mix together the baking soda and warm water until you've created a paste. Dab the paste onto the stain of your car's fabric upholstery and use a toothbrush to gently scrub along the grain of the fabric. After you've scrubbed, blot the area again with the paste and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. The baking soda will work to help lift the stain up. After 30 minutes, use a clean cloth to wipe away any leftover residue. 

How to Freshen up Your Car's Fabric Upholstery

What You’ll Need: 
    • One fourth cup of vinegar
    • A couple drops of dish detergent
    • Oe cup of warm water
    • Soft bristle brush 

Pour the vinegar, dish detergent, and warm water into a spray bottle. The spray bottle is how you will apply the mixture onto your car's fabric upholstery. Next, use your soft bristle brush to gently rub the mixture into the seats. You can even use the brush to focus on specific stains that are on your car's fabric. Finish the job by using a towel to pat dry the seats. 

How to Spot Cleaning Leather Car Upholstery

What You’ll Need: 
    • A microfiber cloth 
    • Non gel toothpaste
    • A toothbrush 

Apply a bit of the gel toothpaste directly onto the stain of your car's leather seats. It's important to use non gel toothpaste in order to remove the stain and not damage the leather. Using  an old toothbrush, gently scrub at the stain. Use a microfiber cloth and wipe away the toothpaste. If parts of the stain still remain, repeat the process until you've cleaned the leather entirely. 

How to Clean Your Car's Leather Upholstery

What You’ll Need: 
    • 1/4 vinegar
    • 1/4 cup
    • Lemon essential oil (for disinfecting) 

Pour the vinegar, olive oil, and 10 drops of the lemon essential oil into a spray bottle. This will be your cleaning solution to freshen up your car's leather upholstered seats. The vinegar will help to remove bacteria and stains while the olive oil will bring back your leather’s shine. Lemon essential oil is also great for helping to disinfect too. Spray the mixture onto a microfiber cloth and scrub your leather seats in a  circular motion.  use a towel to wipe away any excess moisture. 

Before you apply the mixture on your leather seats, do a spot test on an inconspicuous part of your seats. This is to make sure that the mixture does not react with the dye in your leather seats. 

How to Clean Your Vehicle's Interior Surfaces

What You’ll Need: 
    • One part vinegar 
    • One part water
    • 10 drops of lemon essential oil

Mix the vinegar, water, and essential oil in a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the hard surfaces of your vehicle's interior. Using a microfiber cloth, rub the mixture onto your vehicle's surfaces to help to lift away stains, dust, and any other imperfections. 

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