Microfiber is a revolutionary material that is so pleasant to the touch for a sofa or an armchair. Its “peach skin” finish makes it a particularly pleasant fabric for furniture and especially for seats. Microfiber is made of fine synthetic fibers. With a soft texture to the touch, this material offers your sofa or armchair comfort and robustness.
This covering exists in many shades of colors; you are sure to find a microfiber sofa that will fit perfectly in your living room and your decoration. In terms of maintenance, microfiber upholstery is very easy to clean. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some simple and natural techniques to clean a microfiber seat cover.
1. Vacuuming to start
One of the most obvious practices for maintaining upholstery fabrics that many people forget to include in their cleaning routine is regularly vacuuming the fabrics. For ease and efficiency, it’s best to use a vacuum cleaner with flexible attachments, so you don’t miss anything. I sprinkled a little baking soda before vacuuming to help freshen up the fabric gently. Pretty effective! Ensure you have good suction on the fabric to remove dirt and dust properly. Vacuums with large attachments are useful for cleaning larger areas of fabric.
2. Spot cleaning
As soon as you notice a stain, apply a dab of mild liquid soap to a damp cloth and gently dab the fabric. Rinse and repeat. A mixture of warm water and white vinegar also works well, ideal for stubborn stains. A mixture of warm water and baking soda will be your best bet if there is a wine stain. If the red wine stain is dry and heavy, try the shaving soap method.
Spread it on the stain without scrubbing, leave it on for 2 to 3 hours and then rinse it off with warm water. Be careful not to expose your furniture to the sun before the stain disappears, as the heat could somehow “print” the stain. It is best to test on a hidden area, such as the bottom of a seat cushion, if you are unsure of the delicacy of your fabric.
3. Steam cleaning
If you own a steam cleaning device, you’re on the right track. We’ve found that they make it easy to work on the most common stains. As this technological gem points out to us, steam cleaning upholstery helps remove dirt and stains that can make a sofa look dull and unsightly. With regular steam cleaning, you can extend the life of your sofa or chair by keeping it looking new longer.
Steam cleaning is ideal because it simply uses water to generate steam; no harsh chemicals are needed. However, some steam cleaning machines can be used with a cleaning solution specifically designed for them. This may be an option to consider if you need to remove odors as well as dirt and stains. Work your sofa up and down or left to right, and slowly and gently apply steam. You may need to hold the steam cleaner longer for areas with stains.
4. Wipe stains with baby wipes
This is an idea we tested from a client’s home, and it was quite effective. Baby wipes are surprisingly effective for quick cleaning upholstery. They offer a nice blend of soap and water, use very little moisture, and are gentle. Keep some in the living room for instant stain removal. Baby wipes are also great for cleaning carpets. Work quickly on coffee drops, and the stain will be gone before it has a chance to set.
If you have a baby, you have wipes! (No need to go to the store.) If you’ve tried all these tips but still find that your furniture isn’t as clean as you’d like, you need to hire a professional. Be sure to take pictures of your sofas first, review your warranty, check references, and learn about the cleaning company by checking their customer reviews.
5. What to do in case of bad smells?
If your sofa or microfiber chair starts to smell, you need to use a microfiber cloth soaked in a mixture of water and liquid detergent with a few drops of ammonia. You can also use baking soda to remove foul odors: sprinkle it on your sofa and then brush the surface of the sofa well so that the powder penetrates the heart of the fibers.
Be sure to wear gloves throughout the cleaning of your microfiber sofa to protect your hands. Finish by rinsing with a damp cloth and then drying with a dry washcloth. Cleaning microfiber sofas now has no secrets for you!
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