We've given you the magic trick to leave your car's interior looking as if it's just been bought, but this time we want to highlight one of those parts of car cleaning that tends to be lazier and is recommended to be done at least once a year.
We're talking about cleaning upholstery and car seats. A car component in which over time dirt and even stains can accumulate, which is why cleaning it can sometimes become a real headache for many Spaniards.
How to make homemade car upholstery cleaner?
If you want to leave your car seats looking as good as new and remove the sometimes stubborn stains that may have remained on your car seats, an effective solution is to use sodium percarbonate. To prepare this powerful cleaning trick we're going to talk about.
- 2 or 3 tablespoons sodium percarbonate.
- 1 liter hot water.
- soft brush.
- Microfiber cloth.
To prepare, simply add 2 or 3 tablespoons of sodium percarbonate to a liter of hot water and mix well. Then apply this solution directly to the stains you wish to remove. Leave for 5 to 10 minutes, then use a soft brush to gently scrub the treated area. Rinse thoroughly with water, dab with a microfiber cloth to remove excess moisture, then leave the rest of the surface to dry.
The magic trick to leave car seats as good as new
Keeping our car's upholstery clean is not only essential for aesthetic reasons, but also to keep these areas free of dirt, germs or allergens. However, it's important to bear in mind that the materials for cleaning it should vary according to the upholstery, but it's also crucial for everyone to vacuum regularly, treat stains as quickly as possible and use appropriate cleaning products or tips.
One way of guaranteeing that the interior of our car is a healthy and pleasant environment and on this occasion we're going to detail how to clean it with a simple homemade trick. A mixture based on sodium percarbonate and water which we recommend you first try on a small area of the upholstery and with which you can give your vehicle that newly purchased look. We'll show you how:
Luckily for that, we also have a simple home cleaning tip with which you can help make car seats look much cleaner and newer. To do this, you'll only need 2 ingredients, which you can also use to clean the rest of the upholstery in your home. Take note.
Other tips for cleaning your car's upholstery
In addition to this foolproof tip, here are other options with homemade cleaning tricks that can restore that look to your seats:
- Baking soda and white vinegar: Sprinkle baking soda over the seats, then drizzle white vinegar over them. Allow to bubble for a few minutes, then scrub gently with a brush. Wipe with a damp cloth and leave to dry.
- Lemon and water: Mix lemon juice and water in equal parts and apply the solution to the stains. Leave for a few minutes and rub gently. The citric acid in lemon can help dissolve stains.
- Isopropyl alcohol: Moisten a cloth with isopropyl alcohol and wipe away stains. This method is useful for ink stains or other hard-to-remove liquids.
- Mild detergent and water: Prepare a solution of warm water and mild detergent. Use a clean cloth to apply the solution and gently rub the stains. Then rinse with water and dry with microfiber towels.
- Steam vacuum cleaner: If you have access to a steam vacuum cleaner, this can be an effective way of cleaning and disinfecting seats.
- Disinfecting wipes: Use mild, alcohol-free disinfectant wipes to clean the surface of your seats and kill germs and bacteria.
Before applying these cleaning tips
These tips are very effective for cleaning and maintaining car seats and other upholstery fabrics, but it's important to test them on a small, inconspicuous area before applying them to the entire surface. This will ensure that the solution does not cause discoloration or damage to the fabric. With these simple tips, you can keep your car seats spotless and enjoy a clean, fresh interior.