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Clean Microfiber Sofa

Clean Microfiber Sofa

Before cleaning your microfiber couch, read its care instruction tag. Microfiber manufacturers use codes to indicate how to clean the fabric. “W” means the fabric is water-safe; “S” means to clean with a dry-cleaning solvent; “S-W” means both solvent- and water-safe; and “X” means to dry-brush only. Rubbing alcohol may work on microfiber furniture marked “S,” but always test it first on an inconspicuous spot. Never use bleach, acetone, carpet cleaner or upholstery cleaner on microfiber couches. If you are unsure about cleaning your couch yourself, schedule a consultation with a professional furniture-cleaning service.
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Clean Microfiber Sofa

Considerations Before cleaning your microfiber couch, read its care instruction tag. Microfiber manufacturers use codes to indicate how to clean the fabric. “W” means the fabric is water-safe; “S” means to clean with a dry-cleaning solvent; “S-W” means both solvent- and water-safe; and “X” means to dry-brush only. Rubbing alcohol may work on microfiber furniture marked “S,” but always test it first on an inconspicuous spot. Never use bleach, acetone, carpet cleaner or upholstery cleaner on microfiber couches. If you are unsure about cleaning your couch yourself, schedule a consultation with a professional furniture-cleaning service.
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Clean Microfiber Sofa

The tight knit of densely packed microfibers helps keep dirt and allergens from penetrating the fabric, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to vacuum microfiber furniture regularly. Keep your microfiber couch looking good with weekly vacuuming — you can’t grind in dirt that isn’t there. Use a bristled upholstery attachment to remove dirt and brush the nap of the microfiber at the same time, which helps keep it feeling soft. If you prefer to brush microfiber on the days you don’t vacuum, use a soft, nylon-bristled scrub brush.
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Clean Microfiber Sofa

Vacuuming and Brushing The tight knit of densely packed microfibers helps keep dirt and allergens from penetrating the fabric, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to vacuum microfiber furniture regularly. Keep your microfiber couch looking good with weekly vacuuming — you can’t grind in dirt that isn’t there. Use a bristled upholstery attachment to remove dirt and brush the nap of the microfiber at the same time, which helps keep it feeling soft. If you prefer to brush microfiber on the days you don’t vacuum, use a soft, nylon-bristled scrub brush.
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Clean Microfiber Sofa

I washed the covers for the back cushions of my Precedent microfiber sectional sofa, inside out, on ultra-delicate, cold wash and rinse, and dried them on the air dry mode in the dryer. Well, they are softer and smell much better than they did, but the microfiber upper layer of the covers has “bubbled” away from the thick white backing material and now I have to iron the cushion covers to make them look decent again. It's almost as if the microfiber was glued to the backing material and the process of washing the covers caused the layers to separate in spots, forming raised bubbles.
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Clean Microfiber Sofa

I have been cleaning upholstery for 25 years. Some of the above methods are tried and true. The others you shouldn’t do at all. Excess soaps not rinsed clean from the fibers will attract dirt quickly. Dry soaps rubbed into a piece of microfiber can not be removed completely in the dry state. It will attract dirt and body oils. If you have a dry clean only fabric and especially microfiber, go to Walmart and buy a can of dry cleaning fluid. It works pretty well and doesn’t cost that much. If it isn’t dry clean only, which 95% of all microfibers are wet cleanable, use good mild detergent, whip it into a foam, apply it to the furniture and scrub with a very soft bristle brush. Do not use a finger nail brush, they will do damage to the fibers eventually. After scrubbing, rinse out the soap with a light mist of water and remove the excess with a wet/dry vac. Do this multiple times to remove all soap. The more you get out, the longer it will stay clean. If it leaves a circle, guess what, you have filth in your fabric that is causing that and general cleaning of the entire piece is required.
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Clean Microfiber Sofa

Microfiber is a synthetic fiber with very thin strands that can be made to look like suede or leather, which makes it an attractive and affordable fabric for sofas and couches. Also, because microfiber is durable and repels water, it is well suited for furniture. However, furniture manufacturers and salespeople would like you to believe that they are impervious to stains and pretty much indestructible. This is NOT true! Anyone who owns both a dog and a microfiber couch will tell you that. Or they will just point to all the drool stains on their couch, and let those speak for themselves. (Naughty doggies!) 😉
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Clean Microfiber Sofa

Reply ideascute » Blog Archive » How to clean microfiber with professional results April 2, 2015 at 2:33 pm Today my friends, I’m going to teach you how I saved a boat load of money by cleaning my own sofa! This method I have used for years now that I have had two microfiber sofas.instructions here > classyclutter.net
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Best advice, do not buy microfiber furniture; it is gross. Everything stains it, and it cost a lot more to clean than other fibers. I bought mine at Basset, it was called ‘everyday suede cloth.’ I was told it was great for dogs; their drool stains it really bad. Due to the high cost, I am stuck with it. Funny thing, the cheap microfiber in the family room is way easier to clean. I wash the cushion cover in the machine and dry them in the dryer!
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So now you’re probably wondering what sort of “solvent” you are supposed to use. Well, microfiber is polyester-based, so most things that can be used to clean polyester can also be used to clean microfiber, like rubbing alcohol. (You could also use a clear alcohol like vodka instead.)
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Code X Microfiber  Loosen dirt and dust with a soft-bristled brush, then vacuum thoroughly with the brush attachment. Though in the case of stubborn stains it may be tempting, never use harsh chemical cleansers, bleach, or acetone on this type or any other type of microfiber. Do so and you risk severely damaging the fabric. Stumped? Contact the sofa manufacturer for advice.
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A big perk of microfiber upholstered sofas is that they are pretty stain-resistant. That does not, however, mean that they are completely resistant to dirt and all stains. Your sofa will have to be cleaned every so often and especially when a stain appears. The first thing you should do is read the furniture tag for cleaning instructions and to see if water can be used to clean it. From there, you can try several methods to achieve a clean sofa.
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Microfiber furniture is known for its supreme stain-resisting ability, making it a top choice in homes with kids and pets. To keep yours comfortable and looking great, follow these simple steps on how to clean a microfiber couch.
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General Maintenance Clean your microfiber couch regularly with a quick vacuum, using your vacuum’s upholstery attachment, or a nice, stiff brush, to loosen dirt and restore the fabric. Treat the occasional stain as quickly as possible with a microfiber cloth — slightly dampened, if necessary.
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In recent years, microfiber furniture has risen in popularity with homeowners because the fabric is not only appealing to the eye but also super-soft to the touch. Unfortunately, accidents happen, and microfiber’s downside is that, compared with other types of upholstery, it takes a bit more care to clean.
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I have a dark brown microfiber sofa and love seat/recliners, I have three small grandkids that lived with me and my brand new sofa/love seat/recliners are very stained with everything… how can I clean them? I tried the dish soap in a small place and when I blotted it, the color came off on the towel. Please help.
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Many types of microfiber fabrics cannot get wet or a watermark will remain. Obviously, this poses a particular challenge for cleaning. While microfiber fabric is stain-resistant, it is not completely immune to stains and dirt, which means it will need to be cleaned at some point.
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Microfiber couches look like suede, but the fabric is actually made of polyester and nylon fibers 100 times thinner than a human hair. Cleaning this space-age material can be a bit tricky, because microfiber is prone to watermarks. However, cleaning with solvents or laundering cushion covers gets the dirt out without the unsightly spots.
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Although microfiber is designed to repel water, tending to spills quickly helps prevent telltale watermarks from forming. Blot liquid from your microfiber couch with a plain white cloth, pressing the cloth down and lifting straight up rather than rubbing. To get rid of stains and watermarks, fill a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol, spritz the stain lightly and rub with a white or natural-colored sponge. Allow the alcohol to air dry or speed up the process with a blow dryer on the cool setting. After drying, brush the spot with a dry, nylon-bristled scrub brush.

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