How To Clean Your Microfiber Couch

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You paid a pretty penny for that microfiber couch, and you want to do everything you can to keep it looking as good as the day it left the store. But what’s the proper way to clean this sofa? Over the years, you’ve heard all kinds of tips and tricks: use a pressure washer! Spray some vodka on it! Use rubbing alcohol! Let me put your mind at ease by giving you plenty of tips and proper instructions on how to clean your microfiber couch so that it will look great for years to come.

Vacuum the couch.

  • Use the upholstery attachment. This will allow you to easily vacuum your microfiber couch without hurting it while also collecting dirt and debris.
  • Vacuum with suction if possible, but use the brush if necessary. You can also use the crevice tool to get into corners, or even better yet? The upholstery attachment if there are seams!

Mix 1/4 cup of distilled white vinegar with a few drops of dish soap and two cups of water.

The first step of the cleaning process is to mix vinegar and water. You’ll need one-quarter cup of distilled white vinegar, a few drops of dish soap and two cups of water. You can use any type of container—just make sure it’s not plastic or metal.

Vinegar is an all-natural cleanser that will safely remove dirt, stains and grime from your microfiber couch without damaging its color or material like bleach would. Dish soap helps break down grease so the fabric can absorb more easily during washing. The only thing you should never use when mixing up the solution? Any other type of vinegar than distilled white! Any other kind may affect the color or texture of your microfiber couch over time.”

Dip a soft cloth in the solution and gently blot the stain.

Dip a soft cloth in the solution and gently blot the stain. Be sure to use a soft cloth or towel that you don’t mind getting stained. If you have a few small spots, try using a cotton swab or toothpick to apply the cleaning solution directly to it. The key here is to blot rather than scrub at your couch’s fabric, which could harm it.

Next, let it dry completely before moving on to step four!

Allow the stained portion to dry completely.

If you have a stain, allow the stained portion to dry completely before moving on to the next step. It’s important that all moisture is removed from the area. Do not use a hair dryer, heat gun or steamer as they can melt your couch and cause irreversible damage to its fibers. Do not use towels or vacuum cleaners either, as these will only push the liquid around and spread it further into your couch’s fibers.

Repeat steps 2 and 3 if necessary.

Once you’ve applied your cleaning solution, the next step is to allow it to soak in. You’ll want to leave it for about five minutes. This will give the solution a chance to break down any stains and dissolve them from the surface of your couch. If you’re dealing with a severe stain, you may need to repeat steps 2 and 3 as many times as necessary until the stain is removed.

If you’re unsure if all of the stain has been removed from your microfiber couch after five minutes, simply apply some water on top of where the stain was (you don’t want any extra water going onto other parts of your couch) and see if any excess color comes up into the water. If this happens, then more time needs to be spent on that area; otherwise no more time needs be spent on it at all!

You can clean your microfiber couch yourself if you have the proper tools and know-how.

If you are considering cleaning your microfiber couch yourself, I encourage you do so! It is definitely possible to clean your microfiber couch on your own. However, there are some things that should be considered first.

First of all, it is important to vacuum the couch before trying to wash it. This can help remove any large dirt and debris that may be present on the surface of your couch. When vacuuming a microfiber sofa for the first time after purchase or when moving into a new home with one already in place (or even if it has been years since either), make sure to use an attachment specifically designed for upholstery because this will ensure that you don’t damage any buttons on pillows or other embellishments affixed to its fabric (you can find these attachments at most home improvement stores). After vacuuming has been completed and all visible dirt has been removed from both surfaces of your fabric furniture piece(s) (it’s recommended that two separate vacuum cleaners be used here), they need rinsing and drying before being cleaned further using vinegar-water solution or another stain remover like Oxyclean Laundry Stain Remover Liquid Concentrate ($11).


So there you have it, a whole blog post dedicated to cleaning a microfiber couch! As we’ve discussed above this is a very important task as any dirt or stains on it can affect the quality of your home decor, and also make people think twice about sitting down next time.

If you want more information about what procedure works best for different types of microfiber couches check out our blog post here:

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