How Do You Remove Water Stains From Car Upholstery?

To clean water stains from car upholstery, you must focus on the entire area around the stains as well as on the stains themselves. Use a high-quality dry foam cleaner to clean water stains from car upholstery.

  1. Vacuum seats and carpet

    Start by vacuuming the seats and carpet in order to loosen dirt and debris on the upholstery. Otherwise it will become mud after being moistened, just causing additional stains to worry about.

  2. Spray high quality foam cleaner on the car upholstery

    Use a foam cleaner specifically designed for using on car upholstery, and make sure to spray the whole area of the carpet or seat, not just the water stain.

  3. Brush foam over area

    Brush the foam over the entire area, working it gently into the upholstery. Do not scrub vigorously as this may damage some cloth upholstery.

  4. Wipe away the foam

    Use a clean, dry towel to wipe away the foam completely.

  5. Allow the area to dry completely

    Park the car in the sun if possible with the windows down to let moisture escape.

  6. Vacuum the area to restore original texture

    The surface of the upholstery might be stiff after completely drying, but vacuuming it again usually restores the texture.