There are many advantages to having a microfiber couch. They are easy to clean and keep clean in addition to looking and feeling luxurious like suede. Polyester, nylon, olefin, acrylic or rayon … microfiber can be made from different types of material. To determine the proper method and cleaning solution for your furniture, it is important to know what type of fabric your couch is made of, or at least to have the manufacturer’s tag with their corresponding cleaning codes. Being that it generally can only be done by a professional upholstery cleaner, a different cleaning method has to be used for those fabrics made out of rayon, which carries code “S” for solvent-based cleaning for instance. Today, we at Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning would like to share some tips for cleaning your microfiber upholstery.
Check Manufacturer Tag of Couch?
First things first, check the manufacturer’s tag for one of the following codes to determine what type of cleaning method to use on your microfiber upholstery. Below are the codes you will likely find.
– Code “X.” Any type of cleaning solution cannot clean this fabric. Vacuuming and/or brushing the fabric is the only acceptable cleaning method.
– Code “W-S.” Using either water-based or solvent-based cleaners, this fabric can be cleaned.
– Code “W.” Only use water-based cleaning agents as required for this fabric.
– Code “S.” Utilize solvent-based cleaning agents or dry-cleaning products for this fabric. The best option is to have a professional perform the cleaning service for you when you see an “S” code.
Cleaning Upholstery with “W” Clean Code Tag
– White vinegar
– White microfiber cloth
– Spray bottle
– Soft brush
– Rubbing alcohol
– Baking soda
Tips for Cleaning Microfiber Upholstered Furniture
1) Vacuum your couch after removing the cushions from the couch.
2) To get rid of surface dirt, clean the sofa using a slightly damp (with warm water) microfiber cloth. Make certain use a white microfiber cloth to prevent staining. You can use rubbing alcohol or clear alcohol by applying it with a spray bottle for tougher stains. With a white microfiber cloth or a soft brush, spray it on the affected areas and scrub it.
3) Clean scrub brush in circular motion after it dries scrub the surface of the fabric with a soft. It helps the fabric soften up.
Use an equal parts mixture of warm water and white vinegar for pet stains and vomit stains. Scrub the affected area using a white microfiber cloth or a soft brush after moderately spraying the area. If there are tough odors that need to be eliminated, generously sprinkle baking soda by spreading it on the affected area for 24 hours and vacuum it the following day as long as it completely dried.