How to Clean a Microfiber Couch
Yes. We were able to lift the stain with the steps found in this article, and you can see more in the pics below. Day to day life can often be messy, let's face it. If you have a micro fibre sofa, you will know that it is a little more difficult to keep clean than sofas made out of other types of fabrics. Here is a post that will show you the ins and outs of How to clean a micro fibre couch or sofa. If you own a micro fibre couch or chair, you know that when you get stains on it, it can be a challenge to get them out. If you use soap or even just water, whatever it is always tends to leave behind a nasty ring or circle around where the stain was. The results can sometimes look even worse than that actual small stain you were trying to get out!
This can happen because of the synthetic nature of the micro fibre, it will not act the same as suede or leather when it is wet. It is mostly made up of less expensive fibres of polyester, polyamides or a blend of both. Micro fibers are extremely fine materials derived from petro chemicals that are about 100 times finer than human hair. The materials that make up the fabric and the fine nature of the fabric weave make it really durable and long lasting. If your couch and chairs get lots of kid action micro fibres may be a great choice for your home. Of course it also likely means they will see a lot more accidental spills, stains and grime.
This information was news to me, but very important to know that not all microfiber is created the same. Most kinds of microfiber cannot be cleaned with soap and water (it will ruin it), but some kinds of microfiber can be cleaned with soap and water. Most kinds of microfiber are meant to be cleaned with a solvent like rubbing alcohol, which is what we used on ours. You can buy rubbing alcohol in spray bottles, or else transfer it over into a spray bottle. Just spray the surface and blot it with a microfiber cloth. You can gently rub the stains to get them out of the fabric. The smell can be quite strong and so open a window or turn on a fan. After cleaning, if the fabric feels a bit stiff you can easily soften the fibers with a soft brush or the scrubber side of a kitchen sponge.
If you are not sure what kind of microfiber you have check out this post by One Good Thing by Jillee where she explains the different kinds of microfiber.