How can I get a stain out of cloth car seats?

I was on my way to a potluck dinner this weekend when I hit a big hole and the chicken dish I had in my back seat tipped and spilled sauce all over. It’s a pretty big mess. What’s the best way to clean stains out of car seats?

I’m sorry to hear that your dish spilled. Hopefully, it wasn’t too bad and you were still able to enjoy dinner.
To get stains out of cloth car seats, you should start by getting rid of any debris on the surface of the seat. If it’s food or grease, scrape it until you can run your hand over the stain without any physical interference.
After that, a baking soda solution will be your best bet. It should get rid of the stain, as well as any food smells that may be lingering. Here’s how to whip the solution up and clean the stain:
  • Combine a quarter-cup of baking soda with a cup of warm water to start.
  • Apply the mixture with a cloth, and brush it into the seat with a soft-bristled brush.
  • Repeat this a couple of times, then let it sit for about 45 minutes.
  • Wipe the area down with mild soap and water, and allow it to dry thoroughly.
  • If the stain remains, apply the baking soda solution again, and let it sit for at least an hour.
  • Then, clean the area as you did before.
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Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Nov 10, 2021

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