How to Clean a Microfiber Upholstered Sofa

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As we all know, a microfiber upholstered sofa is usually a pretty expensive purchase. Therefore, most people desire to do whatever it takes to keep it spotless and cleaned. However, there are always going to be accidents that occur at one time or another, so here is some information that you should keep handy when wondering how to clean your microfiber-upholstered sofa.

Things You'll Need

  • Mild Soap or detergent
  • Water
  • Rag or small towel
  • Baking Soda
  • White vinegar
  • Vacuum

Cleaning a Microfiber Upholstered Sofa

  • Determine how to clean your microfiber couch by looking at the sofa's tag. There will usually be a letter combination, such as "W," "S," or "S-W." The "W" means that an individual can clean his or her couch with a water-based solution, the "S" means that a solvent-based solution can be used, and "S-W" means that either solvent-based or water-based solutions can be used to clean it.

  • Determine what type of stain you need to get out of your microfiber sofa. To get odors, such as urine, out of your sofa, follow Steps 3 through 5. For immediate spills on your couch, go to Step 6. For general cleaning of your microfiber sofa, follow step 5.

  • For odors: Clean the affected area where the odor is by first blotting the area with a small amount of white vinegar mixed with water.

  • Sprinkle baking soda over the area that you blotted with the white vinegar solution. Let it soak the area for about five to 10 minutes so there is more chance that the smell will disappear.

  • Vacuum the area completely and let the area dry the rest of the way.

  • For immediate spills of any kind of liquid, blot the area on your microfiber couch carefully. Since liquids, especially water, tends to form beads on microfiber couch material the spill will have more of a chance to be cleaned if the spill is blotted with a rag or cloth rather than rubbed. After the area has been blotted with a rag, follow the instructions in Step 7 and 8.

  • For general cleaning of a microfiber couch, combine mild detergent, such as dish soap, with water. Use this mixture to blot into your microfiber couch to clean it.

  • Either let your microfiber couch air dry completely before sitting on it or vacuum the areas on your couch and then let the whole sofa dry.

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