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How to Clean Car Upholstery By Yourself

No matter how antique or expensive your upholstery is, sooner or later there will be a time when you will have to clean it yourself. Considering the amount of money one invests in these home décor, taking good care of them is vital to help them last longer. The same rule also applies to car upholsteries. They accumulate dirt and sweat on a daily basis and require regular upholstery cleaning services. This article will show you how to clean car upholstery by yourself without any professional help.

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The key to cleaning car upholstery by yourself without ruining it is in identifying the type of fabric you have. Look for a tag on the bottom of upholstery to check the nature of the fabric. The tag will have a label with X, O, S, W, or WS mark. A W or WS mark means your car upholstery can be washed using any water-based detergents. If your upholstery has an X mark then it should only be vacuumed and not washed with water. The S represents that upholstery must be cleaned with non-water based detergents. And lastly, O means that upholstery is made of organic materials and should be washed only with cold water.

Choosing the Right Product

Now that you know the appropriate method to wash your upholstery, you will have to find a suitable cleaning product. All detergents differ in contents. So choose one depending on the fabric of your car upholstery. You will also need a rag cloth, sponge, brush, or vacuum.


Most car upholstery allows users to remove their cushion covers. Once again, you have to check the tag on the cushion to see how you are supposed to wash them. Depending on the mark you can either wash them with a water-based detergent or simply vacuum them. You can also clean cushions with a W or WS mark with vacuum cleaners. But never do the other way around. You can buy our recommended commercial sprays for Professional Upholstery Cleaning in Perth. Our car sprays are made from natural materials only. Alternatively, you can also use a mix of water and upholstery detergent.

Spritz the solution over cushions and their cover and wash thoroughly with sponge or brush. Avoid scrubbing too roughly to prevent any permanent damage to fabric. Finally, rinse down cushions by wiping them with a damp rag. Then leave them to dry for a few hours by opening all doors and windows. This will also clear dampness due to sweat and fight foul odour.

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Body of Car Upholstery

All car upholstery have different designs, some have metal structure while others have wooden. And some upholsteries are simply all fabric. If your car upholstery has any exposed metal or wooden accents then wash them using a mixture of soap and water. This will get rid of any smudges and dust accumulated on them. You can also use specific metal and wooden polishers. Once washed, rinsed, and dried completely, vacuum the entire upholstery to get rid of remaining dust.

Hire Professional Assistance

Cleaning car upholsteries can be quite tricky and Time-Consuming. Fresh Upholstery Cleaning provides professional car upholstery cleaning and restoration services at the most affordable prices in the city. Our services are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week in and around Perth. Call us today to Fix an Appointment with our experts. You can also get in touch with our team by filling out the small contact form on the right side of your screen. We will get back to you in no time at all.