Many homeowners are burdened about their dirty microfiber couches. A dirty microfiber couch is commonly caused by pet hair, stains, spillages from kids, and many more. Once you noticed stains or dirt on your microfiber couch, the best thing for you to do is to clean it properly.
However, if you choose to hire professional cleaners, it may cost you more. It is even more difficult and expensive when you own a microfiber couch. What you need are quick and easy tips in thoroughly cleaning your microfiber couch. Below are simple steps on how to clean a microfiber couch without the need to spend a lot of money.
Brushing and Vacuuming
Microfiber couches have densely-packed and tight knit of microfibers that prevent allergens and dirt from penetrating into the fabric. However, this does not mean that you do not need to vacuum it regularly. Weekly vacuuming can make your microfiber couch look good as new. Use an upholstery attachment brush in removing dirt and brush the microfiber as well to keep it soft. You can use a microfiber brush when you are not using vacuum.
Although microfiber couches are designed to be water-repellant, you should still watch out for spills to avoid the forming of watermarks. Blot the liquid from the microfiber couch using a white cloth, press the cloth down then lift it straight up instead of rubbing it. To remove watermarks and stains, use a spray bottles filled with alcohol and spritz alcohol lightly to the stain and rub it with a sponge. Let the alcohol dry or speed up air drying by using a blow dryer. After drying, brush the areas with a nylon-bristled brush.
If your microfiber couches are safe from water, you can scrub it with soap suds. Just add a squirt of any dishwashing liquid in a bowl and fill it with lukewarm water to create suds. Then, dip in a white cloth or sponge in the suds and rub the microfiber couch in a circular motion gently. Blot suds with a dry cloth and then work by section so that the couch will not absorb too much liquid. After scrubbing the microfiber couch, use a nylon-bristled brush to brush it.
Before you clean your microfiber couch, make sure that you have carefully read the instructions on its tag. Microfiber couch manufacturers are using codes that indicate how you should clean this fabric. “W” means that the fabric is “Water-safe”, “S” means that you should use a cleaning solvent to clean it, “S-W” means that the microfiber couch is both water and solvent-safe, and lastly, “X” means that you should dry-brush it only.
Using rubbing alcohol can also work on your microfiber couch if it is marked with “S” but you can also test the fabric first on inconspicuous areas. Never use acetone, bleach, upholstery cleaner, or carpet cleaner on your microfiber couch. If you are not sure on how to clean a microfiber couch, it is better to consult professional cleaning service.