How To Remove Stains from Your Leather Car Seat

Leather upholstery is often more expensive than fabric upholstery, but it is typically more durable and easier to clean. One of the main reasons car owners choose leather upholstery is because it is durable and sleek looking. The seats offer a dynamic upgrade to the aesthetic appeal of the car. 

But its stylish look will need to be maintained. If you want to keep your leather car seats as good as new, you need to regularly maintain it. Otherwise, careless spills and leaks will damage the superb appearance of the leather seats. 


What Stains Will Cause Problems with The Leather Car Seat?

Accidents happen, and kids are easily distracted by something shiny and new. Most commonly, red wine, tomatoes, coffee and tea will stain the seats. The dye in these liquids can permanently damage the seat. As a result, the seats show a blotchy appearance resembling an oil spill. 

Fortunately, you can remove these spill stains.

Wipe down spills from the plastic parts of the seat with a wet paper towel. Do not use products designed for cleaning plastics. The plastic parts of the seats may become discoloured by these products. Just use a paper towel.


How To Treat Leather Car Seat Stains?

It is important to remove these stains as soon as possible. The best thing you can do is try to absorb the stain immediately. You can do this by thoroughly washing the affected area with warm water and dishwashing detergent. This will help loosen the stain and make it easier to remove.

Afterwards, blot the stain with a soft cloth saturated with cool water. Pat dry in order for the dryer air to further loosen the stain.

Step by step guide for removing stains from leather seats


Step 1.

It is very important to observe the type of stain on your car seat and follow these steps to remove it.

Step 2.

Dry using clean paper towels or an absorbent cloth. Pat dry with a soft towel, and do not rub. This will take longer to dry. Do not use any cleansers for leather seats, even if it says it's safe for leather (it is not the case). 

Step 3

For stubborn stains, you may need to repeat the cleaning process. Just make sure that you don't rub the stain. This is because it can cause permanent damage to the leather seat. This is why you should use a damp towel for this purpose so as not to aggravate the stain any further.

Step 4

The next important thing to do is to use a leather conditioner and protectant. When you purchase a leather car seat, the dealer will give you one or two bottles of it. They will also apply it on your seats before you take delivery of your car. This is to make sure that your seats remain in good condition for the long term. 

Step 5

You may want to buy a separate bottle of this conditioner if there is none with your car's manufacturer. This will help keep your leather car seats in good shape, as well as to keep them soft and smooth.

Step 6

Make sure you apply the leather conditioner on the whole surface of the car seat, including the back part. If you only apply it on some parts, it is still fine. Just remember to reapply it once in a while to ensure that the oil blend covers all areas of the leather seat.

Step 7

Only use a clean cloth to wipe down the leather conditioner after application. You may also want to apply a furniture lubricant on the same occasion, but this is not necessary.


to sum it up

Your leather seats are a focal point of the car's interiors. But unfortunately, there might be some accidental spills that can leave an unpleasant look behind. Make sure to follow these steps to have the maximum chance of removing the stains from your car seats.



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