Regardless of how careful one tries to be, there is always a chance that you will spill something in your car at some point. Many argue that drinking inside the car should never be made a habit. But still, people do it a lot- resulting in accidental spills on your car upholstery.


The simplest example is when people come back from the gym carrying their protein shake only to have it on their way back. But invariably they spill it over the car upholstery.


If left unattended, it may degrade the quality of the upholstery and even cause it to stink. Fortunately for you, there are ways to take care of it properly.


Follow Closely!


Step 1:- Soak up all the protein-liquid using a paper towel or clean cloth. And be sure to address the spill as soon as it takes place. Place the cloth loosely over the wet area and allow the droplets to get absorbed into the cloth.


Another way of doing so would be to use a moist cloth to lift the water-based liquid like milk, or even protein shake. Wet the area with lukewarm water and blot the area properly. This wet cloth can draw out dyes and natural colours along with all the natural substances.


Step 2:- If the spill is still wet and visible, then use an upholstery cleaner that is without bleach and doesn’t work on all types of fabrics. Spray heavily on the area till some of it seeps in. Once applied, allow the cleaner to stay on the surface for 10-15 minutes.


Then pat the area properly with a clean cloth to soak up the stains and the cleaner.


The trick is to absorb whatever moisture remains. And so one must apply firm pressure over the cloth to wick away any wetness visible deep in the seat cushion.


Step 3: Allow the fabric to dry off. Tim Dorothy- a car detailer in Narre Warren says clearly:-


“The upholstery fabric may take dry off in a handful of hours while the cushion may take a day or longer to dry off completely.


Once this is accomplished, apply some baking soda on the dried part of the spill, ensuring they are covered completely. Gently rub the area using a clean cloth or with a soft brush to allow the baking soda to get into the fabric. This will help absorb and neutralise the smell particularly, from protein shakes.”


It is important to leave the baking soda on the area for as long as possible for the best results. And after that, vacuum the entire area. If some smell still remains, then apply the soda on the surface again to remove the smell completely.


There’s An Easier Way To Do It Of-Course:-


One can always hire a notable car detailer serving in and around Berwick to do it. Offering a detailed interior and exterior washing and waxing, they will remove protein shake stain professionally and ensure your car appears great inside out.


The thing with DIY hacks is that the results depend on how well one does it. And for those who don’t have any prior experience, then its best to not attempt it.


Instead, the rational decision would be to call up a ‘professional car detailing agency near Berwick and fix an appointment. They will be happy to help!

Author's Bio: 

The author is a notable car detailer serving in and around Berwick for years. With that, the author also educates the readers on the role of a car detailer in Narre Warren along with their other specialties.