A DRIVER has discovered an amazing trick to clean dirty car seats in just 15 minutes – using two simple household items.
Joanne Dunston, 57, swears that shaving foam and an old toothbrush are the keys to the sparkling interior.
She tested it out on her dirty chairs, covered in spills, plaster dust, and “generic squeaks,” after coming across the idea online.
It involves applying a £1 bottle of Gillette shaving foam directly to the fabric then massaging it with your hands.
Then Joanne scrubbed gently with an old toothbrush, leaving for 15 minutes before wiping away the residue with warm water and a clean microfiber cloth.
Incredibly, the lucky seats have been changed – look as good as new.
Joanne, a management accountant, said: “Honestly, I shocked myself when, to be honest, it was amazing.
“I sprayed – which I now realize was a bit too much – scrape the foam on both the driver’s and passenger’s seats and then rub the front with my hands to cover the entire seat.
“Then I go get an old toothbrush and just gently walk across the chair with it, effectively scrubbing the foam into the seat.
“Then I leave it on for 15 minutes, get a bowl of warm water and two clean microfiber cloths back to me.
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“I really have to skim off the excess foam by hand, I’ve applied that much, and then I shake one of the cloths in warm water, wring it out as much as I can and just wipe the foam off the seat.
“I keep shaking the fabric as needed, then just continue with a dry towel.”
Joanne, from Warrington, Cheshire, shared the invaluable tip on Facebook, writing: “So after reading the shaving foam tip and feeling embarrassed for months about my car seat, I decided to give it a try!
“WOW, thank you, thank you! So this is a combination of rain and spills and plaster dust and a generic squeal!
“I had very little knowledge of how to use shaving foam, until today, I have found it everywhere!
“For anyone asking how I did this, I bought Gillette shaving foam from Asda £1.
“You’re a little too hands-on, wipe over the chair and then use a toothbrush (old type) to wipe it gently.
“I left it on for 15 minutes and wiped it off with a damp microfiber cloth. Job done! Unbelievably easy!”
‘Absolute FAB JOB’
The post has received more than 8,000 likes, with hundreds of users joining the comments section and vowing to try it out for themselves.
One said: “It’s amazing.
“Thanks for the photos, absolutely amazing work, well done.”
Another commented: “Very impressive!”, while a third added: “Wow it’s one color and everything is different.
“I thought they looked light gray, now they’re sky blue. Wow, unbelievable, I’m trying this, thank you.”
Another quipped: “Wow, I need to get in my van seat.
“Between children and dogs, they are not the best.
“Hubby better be nice to me because I’ll be using his toothbrush.”
Another commented: “This really blows my mind. All those nasty stains you get on your car seats.
“Great to know there’s an inexpensive way to clean them. Great to whoever discovered this.”
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