Tips For Cleaning Vehicle Upholstery



The unfortunate thing with our cars is that they tend to look like we live out of them. Few things are worse than buying that brand new car and only a few weeks later, it looks like you’ve had it for 10 years. Whether it’s a collection of drive thru bags, water bottles, or children’s toys, our cars tend to collect a lot of our junk.

Now if trash builds up, that’s easy to clean out, you can even get the extra French fries with a vacuum, but it’s once the trash is collected that you see the stains. Overtime, your upholstery will inevitably begin to collect spots and spills, but there are ways to remove them, even if they’ve been there for a while. Now you may be thinking, “What are a few stains?” Well, if you keep the inside of your car looking just as good on the inside as it does on the outside, it’ll retain its value. If it retains its value, that’ll help you out tremendously when you choose to trade it in or sell it.

Tips for Getting Out Upholstery Stains

  • Coffee Spills

    These are some of the most common stains you’ll find in vehicle upholstery. If you catch them as they happen, do your best to blot the spill with cold water (provided you keep a bottle in your car) and paper towels or napkins you’ve collected overtime. You want to soak the area, then after about five minutes, you can begin to blot. Now, if this doesn’t do the trick, you can actually use glass cleaner. With the glass cleaner you’ll want to do the same thing you did with the water where you let it sit before you blot.

  • Grease Stains

    One of the easiest ways to get grease stains out of your car upholstery is to use paint thinner. Sure, it sounds like a corrosive substance to use on upholstery, but it works immensely well on tough grease stains. Keep in mind though, you want to make sure you use a cloth that is 100 percent clean (and white).

  • Ink Stains

    If you had an unfortunate mishap with a Bic, grab yourself some hairspray or salt. Both of these work extremely well, but you have to make sure to let each of them sit so that they can absorb the ink. There’s also a chance you’ll have to repeat.

  • Blood / Vomit

    Car sickness happens, so do injuries at pick-up sports games. Luckily, there’s an easy way to get rid of these stains, and that’s by grabbing some laundry starch and cold water. Take the two and mix them into a paste that has a decently thick consistency. Apply it to the stain and let it sit until it’s dry. Once it’s dry, grab a vacuum and clean up all the residue that’s left over.

    These are some tips and tricks for what to do in case of getting an upholstery stain, but even after a while it’s always good to reach out and get a professional cleaning job done. A1A Extreme Green is here to help! Call for service today at 561-613-3996.

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