How to Make Vinyl Cleaner

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Cleaning the vinyl seats in your car or vinyl furnishings in your home is not a difficult task. For daily cleaning, a simple wipe of the vinyl with a damp cloth is all that's needed. To remove stains and grime, you can use a commercial cleaner or save some money and make your own vinyl cleaner. Everything you need to make the cleaner is probably right in your kitchen.

Things You'll Need

  • Latex gloves
  • Pot or bowl
  • Laundry detergent
  • Baking powder
  • Spoon
  • Warm water
  • Soft cloth
  • After putting on latex gloves, mix 4 tbsp. laundry detergent and 8 tbsp. baking powder in a pot or bowl. Stir the dry ingredients with a spoon.

  • Add 2 cups of warm water to the dry ingredients in the pot or bowl.

  • Stir the cleaning solution with a spoon.

  • Dip a soft cloth into the cleaning solution. Wring out excess solution.

  • Wipe your vinyl surfaces with the soaked cloth. Rinse the surfaces with a clean, damp cloth.

Tips & Warnings

  • To make cleaning easier, pour the vinyl cleaner into a spray bottle and spray the solution onto your vinyl surfaces.
  • Store the vinyl cleaner in a closed container; shake slightly before using.

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