Sweat stains on car seats are pretty much the worst. Even after the smelly moisture has dried, you are left with a white, salty, reminder of where the sweat was. So if you are a profuse sweater, our first recommendation is to buy a Wet Okole car seat cover. If you already have a sweat stain here are some tips to removing it before buying a car seat cover.
Cloth Seat Cleaning Item List
Make sure you have the following items on hand if you plan to clean a sweat stain out of your car seat:
- Vacuum w/ attachments
- Upholstery cleaner
- Spot remover
- Stiff brush
- Soft white cloths
- Wet vac (potentially)
First, use the vacuum to suck up any debris on the seat. There are most likely some crumbs, loose dirt, sand, and other particles that need to go before cleaning. Give your car seat a thorough inspection for stains and areas that are weathered more than others. Weathered areas may require a softer touch when cleaning.
Use the upholstery cleaner to clean the surface of the car seat. You will then use the stiff brush to work this cleaner into the fibers of the fabric. Those areas you noticed the stains may need more attention than others.
If the upholstery cleaner didn’t quite do the job on the stained areas, use the spot remover. Use the stiff brush again to work the spot cleaner into the fibers of the fabric. Wipe away any cleaner still remaining with the soft white cloths. Before rinsing the seat, check the spot cleaner and upholstery cleaner labels to see if they even need rinsing. Many of these cleaning products can simply be left to dry.
If they do need to be rinsed, spray small amounts of water to the needed areas. Use your wet vac to suck up all of the water immediately afterwards. Finally, allow the seats to dry completely by leaving windows down so that you can avoid mold and mildew growth.
For more information about protecting the seats of you car, visit our website or call us at 888-246-5653.