Manufacturers recommend that you clean your car’s interior every month to a few times a year, depending on the car’s use and environment. Thanks to White Wizard® Stain Remover, a car interior makeover doesn’t have to break the bank. With White Wizard®, a few supplies, and some elbow grease, you can give your car’s interior a makeover and extend the life of your car and help maintain its resale value.
What You’ll Need for a Car Interior Makeover
You’ll need a few supplies for your car interior makeover. Be sure that you have the following items:
- Microfiber Towels
- Trash bag
- Dust rag
- Wet paper towels
- Vacuum cleaner and crevice tool
- White Wizard® Stain Remover
- Clean rags
- Window cleaner
- Dishwashing liquid
- Soft bristle brush
- Disinfecting wipes
- Toothbrush, cotton swabs, toothpicks
- Ruler or paint stir stick
- Leather conditioner (if you have leather upholstery)
Steps to Clean Interior
Now that you’ve gathered your supplies, let’s get started on your car interior makeover with these tips.
- Test surfaces for colorfastness before using White Wizard®.
- Apply a small amount to a corner of your car’s upholstery or carpet.
- Wait at least an hour to see if the color will fade.
- Gather all the trash from the floorboards, cup holders, door pockets, seat pockets and dispose of it. Remove car seats, toys, and other items from the car.
- Clean floor mats that are rubber or vinyl with warm soapy water brush if needed and let dry. For cloth mats, give each a good vacuuming. Saturate any stains with White Wizard® Stain Remover. Use the bristle brush on any old, stubborn stains. Rinse in cool water and dab with a dry, clean towel. Be sure to wipe, not scrub. Repeat if needed.
- Use a microfiber cloth and an ammonia-free commercial window cleaner (ammonia can damage interior plastics) in a spray bottle to remove the haze from interior windows and the mirror.
- The center console usually includes cup holders that can get messy. If the cup holder is removable, allow it to soak in warm water and a bit of dishwashing liquid. Scrub it clean with a sponge. Finish by wiping it down with a soft cloth and rinsing well with fresh water. Dry and reassemble the console. Then use a clean, slightly damp microfiber cloth to clean the gearstick and other controls. Use an old toothbrush, damp cotton swab, or toothpick to reach tight corners.
- Use a dust rag to remove as much dust and grime as possible from the dashboard. Use cotton swabs to get into small spaces around vents and knobs. After dusting, use a slightly damp microfiber cloth to remove any grime and fingerprints. Reach the narrow part of the dashboard where it joins the windshield by wrapping a slightly damp microfiber cloth around a ruler or wooden paint stirrer. Slide it through the area to collect the debris.
- Eliminate the build-up of germs and bacteria from your steering wheel and gear shift knobs with a disinfecting wipe. Buff dry with a clean microfiber cloth.
- Vacuum the upholstery and floors. Be sure to take your time with the crevice tool. Saturate any stains with White Wizard® Stain Remover. Use the bristle brush on any old, stubborn stains. Rinse in cool water and dab with a dry, clean towel. Be sure to wipe, not scrub, especially leather upholstery. Repeat if needed. For leather upholstery, apply a leather conditioner to prevent cracking. Don’t forget to clean your seat belts. Use the upholstery cleaner to clean the fabric straps to remove grime and stains. Wipe down the metal parts with a damp microfiber cloth.
- The door panels may be a combination of carpet and vinyl or leather. Use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe down the finishes and wipe out the pockets. Don’t forget to clean the back door or hatchback. Keep the doors open when cleaning so the dirt and dander land on the outside of your car.
Note: White Wizard® Stain Remover is safe for removing soil and stains on any surface or fabric in a car interior, including leather.
Contact us if you have any questions about how to use White Wizard® Stain Remover to clean your car interior.