How to Easily Clean Your Light Colored Microfiber Couch

By September 18, 2018 Cleaning Tips

Light colored microfiber couches look great and are amazingly comfortable.  But as with most things in life, the beauty comes at a price, cleaning.

Although it may seem like a daunting task, we believe we’ve cracked the code and are going to show you how to get it done without ruining your favorite coach.

But before we start, why does cleaning a light colored microfiber coach is so tricky?

They’re are made from thin strands of synthetic fiber to form an attractive cloth that is both durable and affordable.

While microfiber does repel water and resist staining when new, it becomes more vulnerable as time goes on.

Light colored fabrics like tan will often stain very obviously if a drink is spilled on the cloth. Luckily, cleaning it isn’t difficult.

Let’s get started!

Evaluate the manufacturer’s tag

The most important rule when cleaning the couch is not to use any solutions that the manufacturer doesn’t suggest.

More than likely, you can’t use a water-based solution with your microfiber because it is going to create water rings. If you make this mistake, you’ll probably end up making the problem worse.

Once you find your tag, look for the following codes to determine what you can use to clean.

CodeMeaning
W
S
S-W
X
Must use water-based cleaning solution
Must use solvent-based cleaning solution
use either solvent or water based solution.
Vacuum only – NO SOLUTIONS!

If you happen to find a tag with the “W”, then you can disregard the rest of this post because any normal fabric cleaner will probably work fine.

However, your couch probably has an “S” or no tag at all and you should follow the rest of our advice.

Cleaning

The fibers I mentioned earlier are actually made out of polyester and alcohol is the best solvent to use.

Yes, cleaning microfiber with vinegar isn’t such a good idea.

70% Isopropyl rubbing alcohol will probably work best but you can also use another clear alcohol like vodka. Fill a spray bottle and saturate the stained area well. You won’t cause any harm because the alcohol will dry so quickly.

Next, use either a clean white sponge or a clean microfiber towel and gently blot & rub the stained area.

You should see the stain being pulled out fairly quickly but if not, you might need to wet the area further with more alcohol.

Fluffing

After you’re finished, you might notice that the fabric isn’t as soft feeling or looking as before. This is easy to fix by taking either a new clean, dry, white sponge or a clean white-bristled dish scrubber and rubbing it against the cleaned surface.

This will help fluff the fibers back to where they belong.

Hope, we’ve helped you realize that cleaning the light colored coach isn’t such a hard task.

Of course, Blue Spruce would love to be the Broomfield Maids that you choose to have help you out around the house. If you’re interested, stop in on our booking page and get set up. Also, please check out our friends at www.cleaningtribe.com for more useful cleaning tips!

If you happen to find a tag with the “W”, then you can disregard the rest of this post because any normal fabric cleaner will probably work fine.

However, your couch probably has an “S” or no tag at all and you should follow the rest of our advice.

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