Microfiber is a synthetic type of fibre with very thin strands and it can look like suede or leather, which turns it to attractive and affordable upholstery for sofas and armchairs. Also, microfiber is durable material and repels water, which makes it a suitable fabric for furniture. However, most furniture manufacturers would like you to believe that the material is impervious to stains and almost indestructible. Unfortunately, This isn’t true! Anyone who has a dog and a microfiber sofa can tell you that. Or they can as well point to all the drool spots on the couch, and let them speak for themselves.
The tricky thing about cleaning microfiber sofa or armchair is that in most cases, you can’t clean them with soap or water, or you will leave water rings that can end up making the furniture look worse than before cleaning! And you definitely want to avoid that. This is why our upholstery-cleaning specialists decided to share with you how to take care for microfiber furnishings.
There is a quick and easy way to make microfiber furniture look good as new! And the best part is that you probably have everything you need at home.
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Here’s what you’ll need:
• A clean spray bottle
• Rubbing/isopropyl alcohol
• A white sponge or a white cloth
• A furniture brush
Depending on the size of the stained area you will need between ½ and 1 cup of rubbing alcohol. You can also use pure isopropyl alcohol, but in this case, you should dilute it with water, using 1 part of water for every 2 parts of alcohol.
As we mentioned above that when microfiber gets wet the water can leave unsightly spots, however, this won’t be a problem even if you use pure isopropyl alcohol, diluted with water, because water and isopropyl create a homogenous solution that dries up faster than pure water. And if you are afraid there will be an unpleasant smell after the cleaning, don’t worry – the alcohol evaporates quickly and the odour doesn’t last for long.
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Rub gently the sprayed areas of the couch. It’s important to use a white sponge, or better a clean cloth made from natural fibres because the colourful sponges could leak some of their colour and stain the microfiber.
Make sure you allow the fabric to dry completely after you clean it. Rubbing alcohol evaporates very fast the drying shouldn’t take longer than 20 minutes. However, it important you make sure the upholstery isn’t damp before you continue with the next step of the cleaning.
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Take the scrubbing brush and gently brush the entire surface of your furniture. This helps soften the areas of the fabric that have been a bit hard or matted after the cleaning. After the brushing, the treated areas will blend perfectly with the rest of the upholstery leaving the furniture looking brighter and refreshed!
If you don’t have the time for dealing with stained furnishings you can always count on us. Our upholstery cleaning specialists will do the job for you fast, efficient, and at affordable rates. Give us a call and book a cleaner now!