You are lucky if you have microfiber furniture at home because one of the reasons why microfiber furniture is wanted in homes is practically this reason – it is very easy to clean such surfaces. Even if you have to clean dust or even coffee, juice or wine stains from microfiber surfaces, your job is not going to be difficult.
Cleaning microfiber furniture is not as difficult as it may seem. You need to use a product that will dissolve and evaporate quickly. Here are a few simple tips on how to clean a microfiber sofa:
Microfiber, also known as micro suede, is a favorite fabric for furniture. Because it is typically used on chairs and couches, it is subject to a lot of wear-and-tear. Many people are confused when it comes to cleaning microfiber sofas. Fabrics made with microfiber are very soft and can repel water. It is possible to completely ruin your microfiber sofa if you don’t clean it properly. Water will leave a permanent stain when it dries.
The first step in cleaning your microfiber sofa is to read the instructions on the label. This type of furniture usually has a special microfiber code that will tell you how to clean it:
- X means that you can vacuum only
- S means that you must use solvent based cleaning solutions
- W means that you must use water based cleaners
- S-W means that you can use both water and solvent based cleaners
After reading the instructions, use a vacuum-cleaner with a brush attachment to remove pet’s hairs dust and other particles. If you have children and pets at home, it is recommended to do vacuuming every month. Dirt and crumbs should be cleaned up before they have a chance to settle.
Spray rubbing alcohol on the areas that need to be cleaned. Unlike water, the alcohol will not saturate the fabric and leave marks. If you have doubts, try cleaning the sofa in a less visible area with a white cloth. Check the cloth for signs of color transfer. Rub the dirty areas with a clean scrub sponge. Use the scrubby side, not the spongy side. You will see all the grime coming off your sofa.
When you’re done, let the area dry completely. Don’t worry if the fabric still looks dark in places. Rub those areas with a soft scrub brush in a circular motion. This is a great way to keep your microfiber sofa looking like new and restore its normal texture.