A Guide on How to Clean Sheepskin Seat Covers
Sheepskin seat covers are a great choice for your car. They are hypoallergenic, warm in winter and cool in summer, and protect your seats from wear. They are soft, comfortable to sit on, and can be cleaned easily. Here is a step-by-step guide for keeping them clean:
Step 1: Prep Your Seat Cover
Before applying soap or detangling shampoo to your sheepskin, soak a washcloth or sponge in warm water. Wring it out so that it is damp but not dripping, then scrub at your sheepskin. You'll need to focus on the soiled areas the most, but don't forget the rest of your head, either. Also, ensure you're not using water that is too hot because hot water can damage sheepskin. Once you've scrubbed your sheepkin several times, you are ready to move on to the next step. A light vacuuming can precede this step.
Step 2: Apply Your Soap or Shampoo
After you've soaked your sheepskin seat cover in warm water, it's time to use a gentle soap or detangling shampoo. Start by squirting several drops of the soap or shampoo onto a washcloth. Rub the soap or shampoo into the washcloth until it covers the cloth evenly. Then, wipe the seat cover with the washcloth using firm, steady strokes from top to bottom. Repeat this step several times, carefully wring the washcloth between each soap or shampoo application. This will keep your sheepskin clean and soft.
Step 3: Remove Your Soap or Shampoo
Once you have applied your soap or shampoo to your sheepskin seat cover, you'll need to wipe
the cover dry with a damp sponge. Start from the top and wipe down your seat cover until all the soap or shampoo has been removed. This will require you to wipe the entire seat multiple times, so keep the sponge or washcloth damp with water after every wipe. Wring out the sponge or washcloth, and continue wiping each section of the seat cover until it is completely dry.
Step 4: Brush Your Seat Cover
Now that your soap or shampoo has been removed, you're almost finished. You will now need to brush the seat cover with a bristle brush. Dogs typically use these brushes, so they are best suited to handle the task. Brush the seat cover starting at the top and brush down towards the bottom. Use care to make sure you remove any tangles or bits of soap that may have initially escaped your gaze.
Step 5: Dry Your Seat Cover
Your sheepskin car seat cover went through a thorough cleaning, but it must be hung indoors for at least three to four hours to dry. Excessive heat and sunlight are not good for the leather.
You can use a standard coat hanger to hang your seat cover, a wooden dowel, or even a bobby pin if you're in a pinch. You may want to hang a piece of clean fabric behind the seat to catch any additional moisture as it is drying.
You should now have a clean and fluffy sheepskin seat cover for your car. Sheepskin can be expensive and can be worn easily, so it's best to be sure you are taking good care of it. These simple steps will help you keep your seat clean and soft for years.
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