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How to Clean Leather Car Seats

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Leather seats should be cleaned and conditioned every few months, more often if they tend to get dirty due to kids or pets.

Leather car seats are a comfortable and luxurious addition to any vehicle, but it can be hard to keep them looking showroom perfect without regular cleaning. Fortunately, this handy guide on how to clean leather car seats provides three different methods with easy-to-follow steps to help you keep dirt at bay!

Most people like yourself are stuck in the past and the industry wants you to stay there so they can continue to sell you more and more products. But the car leathers of yesterday are not the same as the car leathers of present day cars.

At the first, vacuum the seats

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.

Use a brush to deep clean the leather.

 

Spray the cleaner directly onto your seats and use a soft-bristled brush to gently scrub the leather. This will agitate the dirt and bring it to the surface. If you have perforated leather seats, avoid spraying cleaner onto the seats. Instead, spray the bristle brush and use it to scrub the leather. Then, wipe dry with a microfiber cloth.

It is also possible to make your own leather cleaning solution. Simply mix one-part vinegar with two parts linseed oil. This homemade version tends to be less abrasive and can help the leather wear better.

Use a clean and dry microfiber cloth to wipe off the cleaning agent that you scrubbed into the leather. You should notice dirt, oil, and grime on the cloth.

While you should lightly clean your seats every month or so, try to deep clean your seats 3 to 4 times a year. You may want to do this more often if you have light-colored leather or if you begin to notice grime building up.

Leave to dry

Let the conditioner soak in for at least 12 hours and then use a dry cloth to give them one last rubdown. This will remove any excess conditioner that is left and give the seats a shine.

 

Leather seats should be cleaned and conditioned every few months, more often if they tend to get dirty due to kids or pets.

Your seats should be shiny, clean and conditioned now. The majority of leather seats are finished with a clear protective coating that makes it easier to clean. When cleaning leather seats the surface dirt should be removed, the leather should be scrubbed clean and then they should be conditioned.