By: Mrs. Mathis
Image by beketchai Everyone knows it is pretty, but a lot of people are wondering how to clean a microfiber couch. Because it can be composed of a number of different types of fiber, the first step to clean a microfiber couch is to look at the cleaning label. It should indicate the best ways to clean a microfiber couch. In general, the label will feature one or two of four symbols.
- X indicates you should not use any sort of liquid for cleaning a microfiber couch
- W indicates that you should only use water based cleaning products. This is nice because it allows for the use of a homemade cleaner for the microfiber couch.
- S indicates that you should only use a non-water based solvent, such as a dry cleaning solution created for cleaning a microfiber couch or other type of furniture.
- S and W indicates that either a water based or non-water based solvent can be used.
How To Clean A Microfiber Fabric Couch
One of the best ways to clean a microfiber couch is to vacuum it regularly. No matter what the care instructions, vacuuming is always safe. Try to vacuum your couch at least once a month to remove any dirt that might become trapped and damage the furniture.
Should you spill something on the couch, blot it up as soon as possible. It the stain persists, and your furniture’s label indicates that it is safe to use water on it, you can make your own cleaner. To create a homemade cleaner for a microfiber couch, mix a teaspoon of Dawn dish detergent with a quart of water. Dip a lint free cloth in the solution and gently dab the spot in question, using as little cleaner as possible. When using a homemade cleaner for a microfiber couch, it is critically important to use as little cleaner as possible and to rinse it thoroughly with a little clean water. Then dry the spot with an absorbent towel.
How To Clean A Microfiber Couch With No Label
One of the safest and best ways to clean a microfiber couch with no label is to go back to the store where you purchased it and buy a cleaner designed especially for that couch. Follow the instructions on the package carefully and you should have good results.
But What If That Doesn’t Work
While I know that you really want to know how to clean a microfiber couch yourself, if all else fails, hire a professional to come in and clean your furniture. If you go this route, contact you neighbors for recommendations so that you know you are hiring someone who will do a good job. Remember, you paid good money for that couch. It just makes sense to take good care of it.Print This Article