How To Clean a Microfiber Sofa

How To Clean a Microfiber Sofa

Microfiber (microfiber) is a stain-resistant material with a smooth, velvety texture. Furniture made of microfiber is fashionable, aesthetic and at the same time easy to maintain. In addition, it is super absorbent, it is easy to clean because of microscopic fibers.

However, if you do not clean your sofa regularly, it can become terribly dirty. A microfibre sofa represents a combination of materials based on pure polyester and microfiber, and they can not always be cleaned only with water. However, you can use water for cleaning, if the letter 'W' is on the label of your microfiber.

 How to clean a sofa from microfiber

Remove Cushions From Microfiber Sofa

How to Remove the cushions from the couch.

  • Vacuum the sofa carefully to get rid of dust and debris.
  • Clean the sofa with a slightly damp cloth to remove the dirt from the surface. It is advisable to use a white cloth, since the colored fabric can leave its color on the sofa when cleaning.
  • Remove stains by spraying alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) or clear alcohol (gin, vodka) on the contaminated area, scrape off with a sponge or a soft brush and clean the cotton cloth. Unlike water, alcohol evaporates quickly and, consequently, it is less likely that it will be deeply absorbed into the tissue, which means that after cleansing there will not be any stains. If the sofa label has SW letters, you can use water based solutions, such as mild soap, carpet cleaner, upholstery shampoo, etc.
  • Let the fabric dry. To speed up the drying process, you can use a hairdryer.
  • Finally, scratch the surface of the fabric with a soft brush in a circular motion. This will help whip up the microfiber and soften the hard fibers.

How to remove stains and other problems

How to remove stains and other problems


  • To remove stains from nail polish or other stubborn stains, you can use a hair spray (aerosol).
  • To remove the pet hair from the couch, you can use a sticky roller. In addition, you can collect pet hair with rubber gloves.
  • When dealing with stains of vomiting, you can use a mixture of vinegar and water mixed in equal parts. Apply the solution to the stain and wash it with a soft cloth or sponge. As for the smell of vomiting, you can sprinkle baking soda on the affected area and leave it overnight. In the morning, vacuum it. You can use this method to get rid of the stains and smell of urine too.
  • If the chewing gum is stuck to the fabric, wipe it with an ice cube. Ice will harden the chewing gum and it can be removed from the upholstery.
  • It is also good to use a steam cleaner, installed on a delicate mode, to clean the microfiber of the sofa.

Additional tips

Before cleaning the entire sofa, check the cleaning solution on a small area of the fabric. Cleaning the microfiber sofa with soap or detergent, if not recommended, can destroy the ability of the material to repel dirt and damage its texture.

Cleaning Microfiber Sofa With Soap

It is recommended to avoid saturation of the fabric of the sofa with water or a cleaning solution, as they can leave stains. Although the furniture is microfibre resistant to stains, but it is afraid of fresh water spills, so as soon as possible you need to soak the spill with a paper towel so that the liquid does not seep deeply into the fabric. You should clean the sofa at least once a month. Plus, vacuum dust and dirt once or twice a week, especially if you have pets.
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