How To clean Microfiber Furniture: Highlands Ranch CO
When cleaning Micofiber furniture, the best thing you can do is to get to the spill quickly. The moment it happens, grab a plain white terrycloth towel or white paper towel and blot up as much of the spill as possible. Oftentimes, since fluids tend to bead up on the stuff, this is all you will need to do to clean microfiber. If something goopy was spilled or dropped onto it, being careful not to rub it in, use your paper towels to wipe off as much as possible. If your spill was a liquid and had been there for awhile by the time you found it, carry on to the next step. If it was goopy and had been there for awhile, and is now dry, gently scrape as much of it off as you can with the edge of a spoon, vacuum off the chunks, and carry on to the next step.
Before cleaning microfiber couch stains, it is exceedingly important for you to try to find the care instructions that came with the couch. These are oftentimes found on one of the couch cushions or sewn onto the surface beneath them. If they are not found on the couch, that means they are in the pamphlet that came with your couch. And that means they're lost. If you do happen to find the instructions, ignore this article and do as they say. Chances are, they will come with a super secret code that tells you what to use for washing microfiber. The code is actually pretty simple. It will say "S" for solvent-based cleaner, "W" for water-based cleaner, or "SW" for either. Any furniture store can give you appropriate suggestions for a good cleaner. If, however, you were unable to unearth the aforementioned pamphlet, you might consider moving on to the third step for how to wash microfiber.
Wash microfiber. Alright, the time has come to get down and dirty with cleaning microfiber sofa stains. Start by making your own homemade microfiber cleaner. Brace yourself, this is gonna be rough. Pour two cups of room temperature distilled water into a bowl, and gently stir in two tablespoons of a clear dish soap such as Seventh Generation. Whew! Made it. Now get yourself a sponge, dip it into your microfiber cleaner, squeeze it out really well, and start working the stain from the outside to the inside. This way you won't spread the stain. Re-dip and squeeze the sponge as necessary and continue until the spot is gone. Before cleaning microfiber with this method, I urge you to first try it on an inconspicuous area of the furniture just to make sure no discoloration or disfiguration will occur. If it's an unusually bad or greasy stain, check out the right sidebar of this article for more ideas on microfiber cleaners.
Rinse the microfiber. Now that you know how to clean microfiber couch stains, and have done so, you'll want to get as much of the residual soap off as possible. Happily, this step of the microfiber cleaning process is pretty easy. All you have to do is grab a clean new sponge, pour some fresh distilled water in a clean bowl, dip the sponge in it, squeeze it out as before, and wipe the spot down where you cleaned. Do this several times and rinse the sponge between each. Always make sure to use distilled water for washing and rinsing. It is pure H2O and won't leave water spots like regular tap water will. And with microfiber's affinity for water spotting, this is very important.
Drying microfiber. Hey! You made it! Congratulations. So you're all done cleaning microfiber. Only one thing left to do. Dry microfiber. Luckily, if you feel like it, you can do this quite passively and just let it air dry. However, if you're impatient, you can take a proactive approach and hit it with a blow dryer for a little bit. If you do use the blow dryer method, make sure to do it on cool. Since microfiber is generally made of polyester, nylon, or both, heat can quite easily damage it. Once your microfiber is dry, it might feel kinda hard and crunchy. To fix this, just run a suede brush gently over it a few times. This will restore the nap and return it to softness.
Preventative measures. If you want to avoid having to reacquaint yourself with this information on how to clean microfiber sofa stains, I have a few suggestions for you. First off, start vacuuming your microfiber furniture once a week or at least twice a month. This will help you avoid stains by removing crumbs that might otherwise get ground into the fabric. While you're at it, institute a "no eating" policy for on the couch. At the very least, if you're gonna sit there while you eat, lay a towel down first. Finally, and I know this may be an unpopular idea, but consider training pets to stay off the couch.
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