How to Clean Microfiber Furniture

How to Clean Microfiber Furniture
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    No matter how careful you are not to let your microfiber furniture be tarnished by spill, dirt, or grime, it is really impossible to keep them clean all the time especially if you have kids or pets in the house. 

    No one wants to have a filthy and smelly sofa or couch right?


No matter how careful you are not to let your microfiber furniture be tarnished by spill, dirt, or grime, it is really impossible to keep them clean all the time especially if you have kids or pets in the house. 

No one wants to have a filthy and smelly sofa or couch right?

Microfiber is now becoming one of the most preferred materials for furniture particularly couches because of its outstanding characteristics such as being lightweight, attractive, and durable.  Some microfibers are also water-repellant.

Just like any furniture, it is very important if you have the right knowledge and cleaning materials that are only intended for that type.  If you know how to clean a microfiber couch, it would be just an easy process.

Determine What Fiber Your Furniture Has

Before you start finding a cleaner for your microfiber couch, the first thing that you have to do is to understand or determine the kind of fiber that you’ll be working on.

Usually, it is a code that is found under the cushion. This can help you know the kind of cleaning they require.

  1. S means solvent. You can only clean the furniture using a solvent. Dry cleaning is the perfect example to clean this type of microfiber furnishing.
  2. W stands for water. With the use of water or any water-based spray cleaner, any grime or stain can be removed.
  3. SW means you can either use water or dry cleaning method to clean the couch microfiber.

What Are the Cleaning Supplies I Need?

With a DIY microfiber couch, it will not require too many supplies. You will only need a few cleaning supplies that you already have at home and these are the following:

  1. Spray bottle
  2. 1 cup of vinegar, 2 tbsp of baking soda  and 1 cup of water
  3. Rubbing alcohol (Solvent cleaning method)
  4. Towel or white sponge
  5. Vacuum  w/ upholstery attachment
  • Cleaning with Vaccum

    If you prefer to clean your couches microfiber as a whole then vacuum is best. It is very effective in removing the grime and dirt. It is usually done before deep cleaning. Spend enough time to make sure that you can get rid of the dust that has settled there over time.   

  • Spray with Cleaning Solution

    The solution that you have to put into your spray bottle, depends on what type of microfiber material you have.  Meaning to say, you may opt to use the vinegar or rubbing alcohol if it is dry cleaning.

    Be sure to saturate one area to another. You will need to start with the couch arms first as these are more prone to dirt and grime.  If you are going to use vinegar, be sure to vacuum or rinse it for any residue.

  • Cleaning  Heavily Soiled Spots

    When it comes to spots wherein the dirt have already settled and hard to remove. You will need a special cleaner or brush that can able to help you get rid of the dirt in the fabric easily.

    There are several cleaning brushes that can be used but make sure that they are intended for microfiber materials to prevent them from being torn. Also, it is best to select a brush that is durable enough.

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  • Cleaning with a Towel or Sponge

    Now that the dirt has already loosened by using the right cleaning agent and a brush, the next thing to do is to use a towel or sponge. This process will help you dry up the area.

    When doing this, it is essential to make sure to rub them gently. You will notice that the towel or sponge will absorb the grime.

Spot Cleaning Tips

Spot cleaning is all you need in case you don’t have to entirely clean your microfiber couch. This is a method of cleaning that only focuses on certain areas of your microfiber couch.

  • Using Dishwashing Soap

    Dishwashing soap is one of the most effective ways for effective spot cleaning. It can successfully remove any stain on your microfiber couch.

    All you have to do is to mix it with water in a bowl and gently scrub it with a sponge. Don’t forget to rinse it thoroughly with plain water then dry it on air.

  • Cleaning Wine or Coffee Stains

    For coffee lovers or wine drinkers, stains can’t be avoided. If you want to eradicate these unattractive stains, the one way to do it is by mixing baking soda and vinegar to create a paste.

    Apply it on the stained area then let it settle for at least 15 minutes.  After that, you can now wipe it with dry cloth or sponge.  If the stain is too stubborn or thick, you will need to re-apply the paste several times, but be sure to do it slowly to prevent some damage when cleaning the couch.

  • Foam Cleaners

    Another method if you want to clean your microfiber fabric is by purchasing the best foam cleaners in the market. With these fabric cleaner, it can successfully clean the microfiber couch without too much hassle.

    It can effectively eradicate messy stains and dirt from the microfiber couch. Just be sure to purchase the best cleaner that can do the magic.

What to Avoid When Cleaning Microfiber Fabric

There are things that you have to instill in mind when it comes to cleaning your fabrics. You have to remember that you need to be careful because not doing it right may cause some damage.

other valuable tips:

For example, if your microfiber couch is white then a bleach might seem to be alright for white fabric when cleaning, but it can be too harsh on such fabric. You don’t want your fabric to look messy right?  When using vinegar, just make sure to use a small portion as they can be too harsh as well just like brush fabric cleaner.

In conclusion, a clean and spotless microfiber sofa or couch is definitely the best if you want your living room or any part of the house to look more appealing and dazzling.

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