How to get urine out of auto upholstery

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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
  • Water

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    How to Get Urine Out of Auto Upholstery

  1. 1

    Blot the urine with a towel if the urine stain is fresh. Soak up as much liquid as possible.

  2. 2

    Read the manufacturer's instructions on the enzyme urine cleaner.

  3. 3

    Apply the enzyme urine cleaner per the manufacturer instructions.

  4. 4

    Allow the enzyme cleaner to soak into the stained area to penetrate through the upholstery as deeply as the urine has.

  5. 5

    Wait for the manufacturer recommended amount of time to allow the cleaner to dry and break down the uric acid.

  6. 6

    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.

  7. 7

    Allow the area to dry completely before using the vehicle.

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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