Wondering how to clean a microfiber couch with minimum effort? You have landed on the right place!
These days, more and more people own microfiber couches because of its attractiveness and comfort compared to other couches. Also, its great looking material feels astonishing and provides a touch of elegance and style associated with a modern panache to the living room.
In most households, the couch sits in the very heart of the living room and this where most of your guests (or your clients’ guests) tend to relax. Also, it is obvious that the family members spend a lot of time sitting on the couch watching their favorite television shows.
In due course, just like any other sofa, even microfiber couch gets dull and stained. What is the best way to clean a couch that has absorbed quite a few stains? Microfiber, which has dirt engaging properties, can be a tough task to clean. Following are some cleaning tips you can use with minimal effort.
Scrubbing microfiber to remove the dirt and stains can be a daunting task until you know exactly what you are doing. This guide contains certain cleaning guidelines. Yes, this is an easy task and can be added to your favorite DIY list, provided you follow these steps carefully:
Step 1: Vacuuming: Thoroughly vacuum your couch before starting the actual cleaning procedure. It would be great if you could use an extension hose that has a fabric cleaning attachment to it. This process ensures that the couch remains dust free and is ready to undergo the next step.
Step 2: Scrubbing: Start scrubbing with a clean dry brush to make sure that the crispy spills are removed from the microfiber.
Step 3: Start removing all the cushions, armrests and pillows and then vacuum the newly unfolded areas along with scrubbing them to remove those crusty stains.
Step 4: Before you go any further into the actual cleaning part, make sure that you read the instruction manual carefully, so that you do not end up spoiling the texture of the microfiber.
There are four categories:
- If your sofa is labelled as “W”, you can use water as your cleaning aid.
- If your sofa is labelled as “S”, you will have to use water free solvent for cleaning the sofa.
- If your sofa is labelled as “W/S”, you can use either of the above.
- If your sofa is labelled as “X”, never use any cleaning aid, as it stands for vacuum only. So, if yours is “X”, you are already done with cleaning your couch.
Step 5: Depending on the label, if it is “W”, you can use soap, detergent, shampoo or a carpet cleaning solution.
If it reads “X”, make use of alcohol based solvents like gin/vodka. You can also use oxygenating solutions (containing no bleach). You can also use water-free solvents that are used for dry washing and also certain baby swipes that aren’t hard on the fabric.
Step 6: Before you try cleaning the visible stains on the couch, it is recommended that you first try on a stain that is hidden and not easily visible for outside. If the fabric remains intact and original after using the cleaning aid, you can go ahead and try removing the remaining stains.
Step 7: Spot cleaning is a much better option compared to using the cleaning solution all over the couch. Apply a little amount of your cleaning liquid directly on to the stain and try rubbing it. If it does not respond, then add a bit more of your cleaning aid. Do not pour too much of the cleaning solution at once.
Step 8: Now dry the wet spots with a blower especially if you use water based cleaning solutions as they take time to dry out.
Step 9: In this final step, clean the treated spots again with a clean dry brush, as it helps the microfiber to regain its texture and guess what, you are done!
I hope this article has provided you with some easy instructions on, “How to clean microfiber couch?” Wishing you a happy ‘couch cleaning’ day!
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