Can You Steam Clean Leather Car Seats?

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There are a lot more practical ways to clean leather such as with soapy water and an old cloth.

As I said previously, you may end up damaging the leather and doing more harm than good.

Should you decide to go ahead and steam clean leather car seat regardless of what you have read online, here’s how to do it so that you don’t destroy your seats!

How To Steam Clean Leather Car Seats

a guy steam cleaning his leather car seats

Step 1

You want to make sure that the steam cleaner that you are using has the ‘brush’ attachment. Pop this on the end of your steam cleaner and then add a microfibre cloth over the top of it so that your seats don’t get damaged.

Step 2

Once your steam cleaner is set up, it’s time to begin cleaning your leather car seats. To do this, turn your steam cleaner on and clean the required areas using a back and forth motion. 

Step 3

Once you have covered the required area, spray some leather cleaner over it and let it sit for 30 seconds.

Step 4

After 30 seconds, use a leather wax brush to go over the area that was just sprayed using a circular motion. Once you are satisfied with how clean the area is, you can then wipe it down with a towel or old cloth.

Step 5

Repeat the steps for all the seats in the car…


If you follow all the steps outlined in this article, your car seats will be looking brand new and undamaged. The steam cleaner will open the paws of the leather allows you to get to work with the leather cleaning solution and the brush to give them a deep clean.

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