Microfiber furniture is a very popular choice for furniture such as sofas and chairs because it holds up nicely, is pleasing to the eye and is very soft and comfortable. The downside to microfiber is that it can stain easily, especially from water or other types of beverages. If you have children or pets, you've probably already noticed this with your furniture. Yes, that leak-proof sippy cup always has a way of leaking and it's usually on your furniture. There is a way to clean these stains from your microfiber couch and you probably have these cleaning items in your home already. See below for instructions on how to clean your microfiber.
Here's What You Need:
- Rubbing alcohol
- Sponges (try to find sponges that are close to the color of your couch to avoid color transfer)
- Soft bristle scrub brush
- Spray bottle
- Fill your spray bottle with the rubbing alcohol, then begin spraying the soiled sections of your microfiber one spot at a time. You'll need to saturate the area, so spray liberally.
- Using your sponge, begin rubbing out the stains. You can also wet the sponge with more alcohol to help get the stains out. Don't be afraid to scrub hard and vigorously. You'll notice the stain coming out and transferring onto your sponge (ew). Turn the sponge over and use the other side to help, or grab a new sponge and get scrubbing. Allow the first area to dry after you've removed the stain.
- Once the first area is dry, take your dry, soft bristle scrub brush and rub the fabric in a circular motion to help fluff your fabric and to make it soft and feel like new again.
- Repeat this process along your entire sofa, or just in the soiled/stained areas. You'd be surprised at how dirty the arms of your couch or chairs are, even if they don't necessarily look stained.
To help keep your microfiber looking like new, be sure to vacuum them often with the upholstery attachment to get rid of everyday dirt, dust, dander and pet hair. Be sure to treat stains immediately so they don't soak into your furniture. Also try to keep your toddler's sippy cups and your dog's filthy paws from coming into contact with your microfiber furniture (all are easier said than done). If your couch is in pretty bad shape, as in you're going to need ten bottles of rubbing alcohol to get the mural your 4-year-old painted on your furniture out, contact an upholstery cleaning professional like Supreme Cleaners Inc in your area to get the job done.