How to Get Sticky Black Spots Off a Microfiber Couch

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Sticky black spots can be removed from microfiber couches with cleaning materials.
Sticky black spots can be removed from microfiber couches with cleaning materials. (Image: soft towels image by Kathy Burns from Fotolia.com)

A popular material for couches is microfiber. This suede-like material is economical, stylish and very soft. Although microfiber couches are resistant to liquids, stains can still mar the soft material. Stickers and labels can adhere to microfiber couches, leaving behind sticky black spots. Many cleaning solutions will remove the sticky spots, but may also cause additional stains on microfiber. It is essential to only use certain cleaning solutions on microfiber couches, to ensure the sticky stains are removed without damaging the microfiber.

Things You'll Need

  • Vacuum with attachment
  • Cotton ball
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Soft cloth
  • Unused toothbrush

Use a vacuum attachment to vacuum over the black spot. The vacuum attachment will suck up any loose paper or debris from the microfiber.

Dampen a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol. Dab the cotton ball on an inconspicuous area of the couch, to ensure no damage or discoloration occurs to the microfiber.

Moisten a soft cloth with rubbing alcohol, if no damage occurred to the couch. Hold the cloth on the sticky spot for a couple minutes, to allow the rubbing alcohol to dissolve the adhesive.

Rub the soft cloth gently over the center of the sticky spot, to avoid spreading the stain. Continue rubbing until the black sticky spot is completely removed.

Allow the wet spot to completely dry. Rub the previously spotted area of the couch with an unused toothbrush, to revive the microfiber.

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