How do you clear automobile leather-based? (7 tricks to know)


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Clothes, sofas or armchairs, cars… the longevity of leather depends greatly on how it is used and maintained on a daily basis. If you are not careful, it can thus over time become covered in stains or start to crack. And given the price it costs, it’s a luxury you can’t afford, hence the importance of knowing all the right techniques to clean it, detach it and nourish it without damaging it. The good news is that for all things leather, and especially for the seats and upholstery of your car, household products and maintenance gestures are very similar. Also, what is good for your car leather will also be good for your furniture and the parts of your dressing room. Make way for grandma’s tips for shiny leather in good condition for a very long time.

1) What regular maintenance for the leather of a car?

Every week, pass a microfiber cloth or a soft cloth moistened with water on your leathers to remove dust, pollution and pollen which tend to accumulate there, even if you are not using your vehicle. In addition to dusting off all these yokes, also think about feed and polish them every three months or so. To do this, there is no need to ruin yourself with a cleanser, a balm or a commercial wax. Simply massage cleansing milk or moisturizing cream (Nivea cream type) on the surfaces to be shined using a soft cloth and gentle massages.

If these gestures are not enough to clean, revive and shine the leather in your car and make your seats clean, try the tips below ideal for stains (coffee, vomit, food, etc.), crumbs…

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2) Marseille soap to clean the leather of a car

After dusting off the interior of your car, you can restore all its shine and cleanliness original at each seat with a wet washcloth that you have previously coated with real Marseille soap. Scrub all surfaces to be cleaned, then repeat with a clean, damp cloth to rinse off the soap. Finally, dry with a dry cotton cloth.

3) A mixture of cleansing milk and white vinegar

Cleansing milk allows the cleaning of the leather and brings it shine and hydration. By adding two drops of white vinegar (which allows it to penetrate better) on a cotton or soft cloth, you get a very effective cleaning product to apply to leather. Use this solution to rub them gently, then pass a second cotton pad, this time soaked in a moisturizer.

4) The clay stone for car leather stains

For the stubborn and encrusted stains in the leather, bring out the heavy artillery! To do this, use a damp sponge soaked in a little clay stone and gently polish the traces to make them disappear. Then, always with delicate gestures, rinse and dry your leathers. (Important: do not use this trick on more fragile leathers in order not to damage them.)

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5) An effective mixture to prevent the leather from cracking

Over time, the leather may end up cracking in places. To avoid this, mix white vinegar and linseed oil in a spray bottle. Count here one dose of vinegar for two of oil. Once the mixture has been obtained, you can apply a small quantity of it once a month (possibly after cleaning with Marseille soap if this seems necessary to you). This will be more than enough to preserve the suppleness of the leather and prevent it from deteriorating.

6) Egg white, the surprise trick for car leather

Recently, we were talking about conservation methods and possible uses of egg white to avoid spoiling it in the kitchen if a recipe calls for only the yolk. What we didn’t tell you is that you can also use it on your seats to make them shine intensely ! To do this, beat your egg whites and apply them to the leather with a soft, lint-free cloth.

7) Talc, especially for colored leather

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Red, brown, blue… colored leather is not uncommon in our vehicles. To clean them perfectly, dip a flannel cloth in talcum powder and rub the leather gently. Then finish with a clean soft cloth to remove the excess and not leave any white residue on the seats. After this cleaning, you can restore the shine to the leather with a paste made with 2/3 turpentine and 1/3 soft beeswax.

In addition, also discover here a tip for repairing a scratched leather seat.

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