If you have a microfiber couch or chair then you don’t have to worry about the cleaning because it’s pretty easy to do.
All you need to do is check for the cleaning code/ tag. It should be placed somewhere on the furniture and it will determine the correct cleaning method you need to apply.
- If there is a W that means it should be cleaned with a water-based cleaner.
- If there is an S it should be cleaned with a solvent cleaner
- If there is an S-W that means you can use either a water-based cleaner or a solvent cleaner
- If there is an X then you shouldn’t use any cleaning product – only vacuum clean the furniture!
Once you determine the cleaning code the rest is easy.
When Using Water-Based Cleaners
If your furniture has the W or the S-W tag then you can use a water-based cleaner. Most cleaners you can buy from the store are indeed water-based. If you don’t want to buy a cleaner you can also clean your microfiber furniture with soapy water!
When There Is A S Code
If the code on your microfiber furniture is S (or there isn’t any code at all) then you shouldn’t use water-based cleaners because they will leave water stains behind and you will eventually damage the furniture.
If that is the case then you can use rubbing alcohol for the cleaning. It’s cheap, gets the job done, won’t damage the surface, and it dries very quickly.
Now, pour the rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and spray the surface with it. Grab a clean cloth and start blotting the furniture using a circular motion. Repeat as many times as needed.
Once you are done cleaning the furniture grab a soft brush so that you can restore the fluff of the couch/ chair. Gently rub the surface with the brush!