How to clean your car's leather seat?
Cleaning your car's leather seat is very important to maintain its look and beauty. Moreover, it is also very important that you utilize the right tools in order to clean your car's leather seat properly. Otherwise, you will end up doing more harm than good.
Below are some of the tools you will need in order to properly clean your car's leather seat:
- 1 Leather brush
- 1 Leather Vinyl Plastic cleaner in Spray bottle (LVP) – diluted
- 1 Leather Vinyl Plastic (LVP) Conditioner *
- 1 Microfiber towel (designated for Leather Seats)
First, vacuum the seats, being careful to remove dirt and debris from the crevices. Next, apply a cleaning solution to the seats. Do not use bleach or ammonia-based cleaners as they can damage the leather. You can use a commercial leather cleaner, or you can make your own. Mix warm water and Castile soap or liquid dish washing soap together in a bucket. Use a ratio of 5 parts water to 1 part soap. Dampen a cloth with the solution and wipe down the seat surfaces. Don’t saturate the leather because too much water could pool in the seat seams and seep into the cushions. Excess water can also stain the leather. Wipe clean with a second damp cloth. Dry thoroughly with a towel. Lastly, you will need to condition and protect your leather seat to prevent cracking and fading caused by exposure to ultraviolet light and high temperature.
The best way to keep leather car seats clean is to prevent stains. Wipe up spills as soon as they hit the seat. Even if you’re fast with the cleanup, stains will happen.