Archive | June 2014

How to Clean Microfiber Couch


Do you enjoy how comfortable it is to watch your favorite TV or movie lounging in your favorite microfiber couch? Microfiber couch is always nice to look and sit on when they are brand new. It smells clean and new that two hours of a full movie would be a good way to spend your free time for relaxation. However, as time goes by, you will need to clean it. There may be times that vacuuming or picking up the popcorn and chip remnants is enough. These cleaning methods would not suffice after two weeks of sitting on it, right? Read on and find out about how to clean microfiber couch.

Look for the tag and the receipt when you bought the couch. Most of the time, care instructions are provided at the back of the tag of products you purchase. Examine your receipt on any indication of free cleaning services for the couch. This will save you money, time and effort in cleaning the microfiber material of the couch. If there is none, then look for the contact number of the sales agent or manufacturer, and ask them for the specific make of the sofa. There are microfiber materials that are not friendly with home-made cleaning materials and other cleaning chemicals that you may use on it.

Research about the material of your couch. When you get hold of the specific fabric that was used on your couch, look and browse for related information about it. This way, you can be sure that you will be cleaning the couch and prevent damaging it in the process.

Prepare to clean the couch. When you have determined the material and special instructions concerning cleaning and maintenance then you can begin to prepare the cleaning materials that you will use. Unless the agent or manufacturer indicated that couch should not be washed or cleaned at home, proceed with caution. You will need the following cleaning materials:

  • Vaccum with the soft brush attachment
  • Gentle liquid soap (such as those recommended for newborn babies)
  • Clean white terry cloth or sponge
  • Cold water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Soft-bristle brush

The Cleaning Process:

  1. Vacuum the couch carefully using the soft brush attachment to remove any dirt or food debris that may have fallen. Pay particular attention to the corners of the couch.
  2. Put a few drops of the gentle liquid soap into the cold water and mix well.
  3. Soak the white terry cloth or sponge in the mixture and wring it thoroughly, removing excess water. Avoid using colored terry cloth in this process as the dye in color fabrics may transfer to the couch, totally ruining your microfiber couch. In addition, by using a white terry cloth, you will be able to determine if the microfiber dye will break down. You will notice this when the part of the terry cloth that touches the couch turns into the same color as the couch.
  4. Sample the cleaning process in an inconspicuous area of the couch like the back or the side. This is to make sure that the solution will not damage the fabric. When the damp part of the terry cloth changed in color, you should not proceed. This is the time that you stop and consult a professional cleaner in doing the job for you. However, when this doesn’t happen, then you can proceed to do the rest of the couch.
  5. Right after finishing a spot, use the blow dryer in its lowest setting. Upon drying, brush with the soft-bristle brush.

Though you may find information over the internet about the possible ways of cleaning a microfiber couch, it is still safe to check first. The cost of hiring a professional to clean your microfiber couch is cheaper than buying a new one.