To remove urine stains from auto upholstery, an enzyme cleaner must be used to break down the uric acid in the urine. Uric acid deposits in fabric result in staining and a urine smell. The technique to remove urine may be used on car seats, floors and any fabric within the vehicle or home.
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Things you need
- Towels or paper towels
- Enzyme urine cleaner
Blot the urine with a towel if the urine stain is fresh. Soak up as much liquid as possible.
Read the manufacturer's instructions on the enzyme urine cleaner.
Apply the enzyme urine cleaner per the manufacturer instructions.
Allow the enzyme cleaner to soak into the stained area to penetrate through the upholstery as deeply as the urine has.
Wait for the manufacturer recommended amount of time to allow the cleaner to dry and break down the uric acid.
Apply a small of water to the cleaned area and blot with towels to remove any cleaner residue from the area. Repeat until cleaner residue is gone.
Allow the area to dry completely before using the vehicle.
How to Get Urine Out of Auto Upholstery
Tips and warnings
- For set-in stains, apply a layer of cling film over the enzyme cleaner to help it penetrate further into the upholstery.
- Wear gloves while blotting the urine to avoid getting urine on the skin.
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