Woman is praised for ‘genius’ hack showing how to clean car seats in just 15 minutes using shaving foam and a toothbrush
- Woman’s dirty car seats caught attention of Facebook users after transformation
- Using shaving foam, Joanne Dunston, 57, gave her upholstery a new lease on life
- Spotting the tip online, she rid her seats of water stains, plaster dust and grime
A woman has gone viral on Facebook after sharing a simple hack for cleaning stained car seats in just 15 minutes using shaving foam and an old toothbrush.
Joanne Dunston, 57, from Warrington, tried the tip after seeing it shared online.
She decided to test it out on her grubby car seats which were stained with rain, spilt water, plaster dust and ‘general yuck’.
The basic hack involved applying a £1 bottle of Gillette shaving foam directly onto the car seats, massaging it in with your hands, scrubbing it gently with an old toothbrush and leaving it for 15 minutes.
Armed with just £1 Gilette shaving foam, Joanne restored her car seats to their original blue colour
Joanne Dunston went viral on Facebook after renewing her dirty car seats using only shaving cream
Joanne then used warm water and a clean microfibre cloth to remove the foam.
Incredibly, the mucky seats were transformed and were left looking good as new.
‘I’ve shocked myself to be honest, it’s turned out amazing,’ Joanne, a management accountant, said.
‘I squirted – what I now realise was a bit too much! – shaving foam on both driver and passenger seat, I rubbed it in with my hand first to fully cover the seats.
‘I then went and got an old toothbrush and just gently went over the seats with it, effectively rubbing the foam into the seats.
‘I then left it for 15 minutes, took a bowl of warm water and two clean micro fibre cloths back out with me.
‘I did have to take the excess foam off by hand, I had put that much on, and then I rinsed one of the cloths in the warm water, wring it out as much as possible and just wiped the foam off the seats.
‘I kept rinsing the cloth as necessary, then just went over with the dry cloth.’
Joanne was inspired to try the hack she’d seen online after ‘being embarrassed for months’ about her car seats, pictured before the clean
Joanne applied a £1 bottle of Gillette shaving foam directly onto the car seats, massaged it in , scrubbed it gently with an old toothbrush and left it for 15 minutes
To remove the foam, Joanne removed excess with her hands and used microfibre cloths. 15 minutes after being cleaned, Joanne’s seats looked as good as new and were an altogether different colour (as seen)
To dry her seats, she simply went over with a dry cloth. Two days after being cleaned, the stains on the seats had not returned and they still appeared new
Joanne shared the priceless tip on Facebook, writing: ‘So, after reading the shaving foam tip and being embarrassed for months about my car seats, I decided to give it a go!
‘WOW, thank you, thank you! So, this is a mix of rain, water spilt and plaster dust and general yuk!
‘I had little knowledge of how to use shaving foam……until today, I got it everywhere!
‘For anyone asking how I did this, I bought Gillette shaving foam from Asda £1! Put a bit too much on, wiped it over the chair and then went over it gently with toothbrush (an old one).
Facebook users were wildly impressed with Joanne’s easy car seat cleaning method and swore to try it themselves
‘I left it for 15 mins and wiped it off with a damp micro fibre cloth…job done! So easy it’s unbelievable!’
The post racked up more than 8,000 likes, with thousands of users taking to the comments section vowing to try it for themselves.
One person said: ‘Amazing never thought of doing my car seats! Thanks for pics absolutely fab job well done.’ [sic]
‘Very impressive!’ another user commented.
Someone else added: ‘Wow it’s a different colour and everything, I thought they look light gray no Donna sky blue wow incredible I’m trying this thank you.’ [sic]
‘Wow I need to have a go on my van seats between kids and dogs they ain’t the best. Hubby better be nice to me though as I’ll use his toothbrush,’ another person quipped.
Another user added: ‘I need to try this on my car seats.’
Someone else commented: ‘This really amazes me. All the nasty stains you get on ur car seats. It’s great to know there’s a cheap way of cleaning them. Well done to the person who discovered this.’ [sic]
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