How to Clean Velour Interior in a Car

By Robin Neorr

Velour interior is common on cars ranging from the Alfa Romeo 156 to the Honda Civic. Regardless of the type of car, it is important to regularly clean a velour interior to prevent unnecessary wear and tear. Cleaning a velour interior can be easy with the right products and enough time to do the job correctly. This instructional guide will help you keep your velour clean for years to come.

Vacuum the interior of the vehicle. It is best to use a vacuum with a brush attachment. This will work through the velour fibers and loosen the dirt. Use gentle strokes. moving up and down the velour seats. The more dry dirt you can remove from the velour interior the less dirt you will need to remove with the velour cleaner.

Inspect your cars velour interior. Decide if you need to wash the entire car seat or just spot clean. Spot clean when there are only a few visible spots on the car.

Choose a cleaner for your car velour that is labeled as safe for velour. Many products can damage the delicate fibers of the velour. Your local auto parts store will have the perfect solution to clean your velour.

Spray the cleaner on any obvious stains. Allow the cleaner to penetrate the stain for five minutes, and then work the stain with the attached brush. You can also use any soft bristled brush to perform the task. Work the stain in a circular motion.

Blot the area that you were working on with a dry towel to absorb as much solution as possible.

Repeat with all of the other seats in the car.

Tip

Regularly vacuuming your interior will keep it looking it's best.

Warning

When working with any chemical cleaner, always do so in a well ventilated area. When sprayed, the velour will be obviously wet, do not be alarmed.

About the Author

Robin Neorr has been working as a full-time freelance writer since 2007. She has written for various websites including The Frisky. Before she started her writing career, she spent 10 years in media marketing. She has a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's degree in communications management from John Carroll University.