Tips for cleaning your microfiber couch

Tips for cleaning your microfiber couch

Microfiber is a very popular material for couches. It is easier to clean that suede and is a very comfortable material to sit on. It is available in a range of colours than can suit any décor. All of that aside, what do you do when you need to clean your microfiber couch.

Where to Begin

If spot stain cleaning isn’t quite cutting it and your couch is soiled all over, you may need to give the entire couch a good clean. The first step would be to give it a really thorough clean with a vacuum cleaner. Make sure that you remove all of the cushions and vacuum under those again. This remove any dust and easy to shift dirt. This is an important step as if you do not remove the surface dust, you may end up pushing more dirt into the fabric during the rest of the cleaning process. The next step would be to use a dry scrubbing brush to remove and caked on debris so you do not ground those in further during the rest of the cleaning process.

What Cleaning Products to Use

You can figure out what products may or may not be safe to use on your couch by
reading the care instruction label. This is usually positioned either under the cushions or inside one of the cushion covers. There also products that you get that are specifically designed to shift dirt and grime from microfiber couches and leave the fabric feeling soft and like new again. As always, when using any cleaner on you upholstery, check it on an area that is usually not visible to ensure that it will not damage the material.

How to do the Actual Cleaning

Begin by using your selected product to clean any spot stains. Start by wetting a cloth with your cleaning product and gently rubbing at the stain. Then use a damp cloth to remove any excess. Finally dry the area. If your couch is heavily soiled try this method over the entire couch. Once you have finished cleaning give the areas you cleaned with a scrubbing brush to prevent the fabric stiffening. You can then use an iron or blow dryer to get the whole couch completely dry. Then you are done!

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