Can you believe Summer is over? And Fall is here!
Before the Fall season sets in though, most people like to do a very through deep cleaning of their home, why not include your car this Fall? SJS Cleaning Solutions has just the solution for you. So many things accumulate in your car during the year, not to mention icky crumbs, wadded up napkins, and who-else-knows-what shoved under the seats. It can be pretty scary sometimes.
Get ready to clean absolutely everything, right down to the nooks-and-crannies.
Here is a recipe to clean upholstery and vinyl interior.
For the vinyl just use hot water and rags to scrub off the dust and crumbs…It works great!
For upholstery cleaner, here is super easy inexpensive DIY recipe, you will probably have most of the ingredients in your home.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN DIY CAR UPHOLSTERY CLEANER
All you need is 3 ingredients- soap flakes, borax and boiling water. Easy, right?
First, grate a bar of soap to make 6tbsp of soap flakes. And yes, you can use the kitchen grater, but no worries, just make sure you clean it really well before using for food!
Then mix the soap flakes and borax together, add in the boiling water, and stir to dissolve.
The only pain about the recipe is you do have to wait for everything to cool before you use the cleaner, but you should probably clean out the rest of the car first, and shampoo the upholstery as the very last thing anyway.
When the cleaner is completely cool, whip into a foamy consistency and its ready to use!
Start by brushing the cleaner onto the car upholstery with a bristle brush. You should only work on one seat at a time, because you don’t want the soap to just sit on the facbric and start to dry.
At this point, the recipe told me to wipe the soap away with a damp sponge, but I disagree. It only smears the soap and makes a worse mess!
A wet rag that you can keep rinsing in a bucket of water is the way to go, and worked wonderfully.
Here’s the recipe if you’d like to clean your own car on the cheap:
DIY Car Upholstery Cleaner
6 tbsp soap flakes
2 tbsp borax
2 cups boiling water
- To make the soap flakes, lightly grate a bar of soap on a coarse kitchen grater.
- In a large bowl, mix the soap flasks and borax together. Slowly add the boiling water, stirring well thoroughly dissolve the dry ingredients.
- Let cool, then whip into a foamy consistency with a whisk or egg beater.
- Brush suds onto furniture with a bristle brush, concentrating on soiled areas. Quickly scrub away with a wet rag.
This DIY car upholstery cleaner can be completely free to make, since you may already have all the ingredients, but a box of Borax could cost you about $7-$12 dollars depending on size.
Still, you’re really only spending a few pennies on this concoction, which is a steal, compared to cleaners from the store!
Disclaimer: The following guildline will surely help you preserve the cleanliness of your car upholstery if properly implemented at the right time using the correct procedures. If you are experiencing severe odor and stains on your car upholstery and you are not sure how to do it, leave it to the carpet cleaning experts at SJS Cleaning Solutions,Richmond, Virginia for your Car upholstery DIY Cleaner.