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Cleaning Your Leisure Vehicle Upholstery

Renewed Motorhome Cushions

You’ve made all the effort to get your leisure vehicle restored to its original glory so the last thing you want is to see it ruined by dirt. Just about everywhere your travel is going to naturally attract some form of unattractive mess. Cleaning your leisure vehicle upholstery can be a difficult task but ultimately one that needs to be done, especially if you’re spending time living in your vehicle.

If your upholstery is new, the last thing you want is for it to become damaged. Knowing how to tackle the mess can help you keep your vehicle in pristine condition and ensure you remain happy and proud to call your motorhome, horsebox or boat your own.

Suck It Up

Whether you’re off to the seaside or a camping trip in the woods, it’s very likely that ground surfaces will get walked into your vehicle. This can be transferred to your upholstery very easily as it is loose and even the slightest breeze can blow it onto your nice, clean upholstery.

A handheld vacuum cleaner can be your best friend here as they can get into the nooks and crannies of leisure vehicle upholstery.

Materials

You probably know that different materials require different products when they are cleaned. Leather, suede and cloth have to be treated differently so it is important to know exactly what you need before you clean using whatever you have to hand.

If your upholstery is a combination of different materials, you’re going to have to treat them differently, even if they are part of the same seat.

Cleaning Products

Upholstery can be a pain. There’s no way around the fact that it needs specific cleaners and solutions or you run the risk of damaging it. You can ask in store what would be best for your vehicle, or ask us when we reupholster.

Clean, Clean, Clean

In a lot of cases, your cleaning products should never be directly applied from bottle to upholstery. Instead, apply product to cleaning cloth and go from there.

Once you’ve got all of your upholstery wet, leave it to dry and ensure the area is ventilated well. Different materials will take different times to dry off – leather, pretty quick; cloth, a lot longer.

Protect It

Being clean goes hand in hand with overall protection. When your clean upholstery has been cleaned and is dry, you can use treatment products to help preserve the quality of your seats.

Leather and suede motorhome upholstery can make use of balsams that help to reduce the chance of cracking and drying. Fabric and cloth seating has a wide range of options from water treatments to solvent treatments with varying levels of reapplication times so make sure you know before using.

Allow to thoroughly dry and ventilate as wet seats will attract damaging stains and fumes can be dangerous, especially if you’ve opted for the solvent treatment.

Maintaining and cleaning motorhome upholstery is a mammoth ask, but on the other hand is very rewarding. As well as the obvious aesthetic appeal of well looked after motorhome upholstery, you are much less likely to see rapid devaluation of your vehicle if you’re considering selling it at some point.

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  • I would like to thank all of the staff at regals for the brilliant transformation to our old scout 6 . It is a real pleasure to be around folk that give you 100% customer service . anyone thinking of a revamp of there moho or caravan I cannot recommend them enough

  • we had our motorhome re covered in leather on the 26 sept it took one day only the service you get is first class they all go above and beyond of what needs doing the whole workforce are really friendly and helpful we are over the moon with the end result. would highly recommend.rgds and thanks again jane & keith rodgers

  • Just had our motor home reupholstered at Regal furnishings.
    Fantastic service from start to finish. To be highly recommend. So nice to have fast friendly attention, everybody gave 100%,nothing was too much trouble.
    So nice to able to give a pat on the back , and say well done and thank you.

  • Just had our Airstream upholstered. Really pleased and a brilliant job done in a day. Thanks.

  • OMG you guys have made one wife extremely pleased with our motorhome and the amazing transformation you have made to it. The work is first class. I would highly recommend you to anyone who will listen!
    My husband stopped overnight in the motorhome and you supplied the electric. Excellent company. Excellent choice of materials. Excellent staff. Thank you so much