How to Remove Curry Stain from Car Upholstery


Irene asked: How do I remove curry stains from a car seat? My friend spilled a Chinese takeaway in the back seat of my car about three months ago. I tried to remove it, and it seemed to fade. However, lately, the stain has reappeared, and I don’t know how to get it away. I hope you can help me before it gets any worse. I can’t afford to get my car valeted.

To remove stubborn food and grease spots from your vehicle seats, you’ll need a solution that works without leaving a soapy residue behind. For the best results, turn to a product made for detailing vehicles that simply wipes away, taking the stain with it.

You Will Need:

Steps to Remove the Stain:

  1. Vacuum the seat to remove all loose dirt and debris.
  2. Spray the stain generously with DP Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner.
  3. Work the cleaner into the stain with the microfiber applicator pad.
  4. Wait several minutes to allow the cleaner time to work on the stain.
  5. Blot the area dry with the microfiber towel.

Additional Tips and Advice

  • While regular dish soap and warm water may do the job, the soapy residue left behind will attract dirt and create new stains.
  • Spot test before you begin.
  • When used properly, this product should not affect the nap or feel of your car upholstery.
  • Finish with a coat of fabric protector, if desired, to help prevent future stains.


  1. I have a stain on my car seat; my niece spilled curried goat on it. I wanted to know what would get it out.

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