Mothers Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
The initial step for anyone cleaning a vehicle’s interior has to be a thorough vacuuming. Hit the seats, dash, floor and just about everywhere else. The only exception is the headliner which is a bit trickier to clean and should be lightly brushed instead of vigorously vacuumed. To make the job go faster start with a soft, natural bristle brush to loosen clingy dirt from all interior surfaces. After pushing it into an accessible corner use your vacuum’s crevice tool to suck up all the debris. The crevice attachment is also handy for cleaning other hard-to-reach areas. Keep in mind that any chemical treatments for carpet and upholstery need to have a minimal-dirt environment to work properly. You wouldn’t try to wax a muddy car, would you?
The purpose of a carpet and upholstery cleaner is to loosen the soil’s attachment to the carpet and interior fabric fibers. Mothers Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner is formulated to free contaminants trapped in the pile and suspend them for easier removal. After application of a carpet and upholstery cleaner, rub the area briskly with a towel and use the brush to further agitate areas with stubborn dirt and stains. Don’t be reluctant to re-treat any portions of material that won’t come clean— several firm attacks are better than one prolonged battle. In many cases your interior has become dirtier than you’d expected, and cleaning individual ‘dirty spots’ may actually leave you with one exceptionally clean area and the rest unevenly dark. Be prepared to treat large areas accurately and evenly to ensure consistent coloring when finished. Also, chase any area cleaned with another vacuuming: dirt once stuck will be loose and/or suspended, ready to come free.
Step 1 – Getting Cornered
Use a soft, natural bristle brush to loosen clingy dirt and push it into an accessible corner. Then use your vacuum’s crevice tool to suck up all the debris.
If you’re working with carpeting and have vacuumed up all of the dirt, pebbles, sand, ashes, and general muck you’re now ready to liberally spray the area with Mothers Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner.
Rub the area briskly with a towel and use the brush to further agitate areas with stubborn dirt and stains.
Step 2 – If You Don’t Succeed
Repetition is the key to success when cleaning stained carpet. Several sprayings of carpet cleaner, along with brushing and then rubbing with a clean towel in between applications, works best in pulling grime away from the fibers. The whole process should both start and finish with vacuuming.