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How to Clean a Microfiber Couch

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Spring is finally here in the mountains. Crocus are coming up and the weather is lovely outside. It is inspiring me to do some Spring cleaning inside. I came across a post from Chris and Robin’s Nest about How to Clean a Microfiber Couch and decided to try it myself. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results and it took less than an hour!

How to Clean a Microfiber Couch

Adapted from Chris and Robin’s Nest

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Materials Needed:

  • Clean White Rag
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Spray bottle
  • Scrub Brush
  • Rubber Gloves (so your hands don’t dry out)

Test in a Inconspicuous Spot

Pour some rubbing alcohol into your spray bottle and spray in a spot that nobody will see to make sure the cleaning process won’t stain your couch. I used the side of one of the cushions. Then follow the steps below and let it dry. If everything looks good you can continue!

Spray with Alcohol then Wipe with the Rag

The magic of this process is that you won’t have water stains because the alcohol evaporates very quickly. Spray the area with your bottle until it is damp (or alternatively if you don’t have a spray bottle, dab the cloth with alcohol). Wipe the surface vigorously with the clean rag. Use a white rag so dyes won’t transfer from the rag to your couch.

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I was so amazed at how much dirt came off. Gross!

Let it Dry

At this point you need to let the surface dry completely. If you are doing the whole couch, the first part you did will probably be dry by the time you finish scrubbing the rest of the couch. In my case, I just did the cushions and the arms so I went and made my kids and I some eggs!

Scrub with a Dry Scrub Brush

Give all the surfaces a good scrubbing with a dry brush working in a circular motion. This does wonders for the piped edges. Mine were black before and now they are tan again. Hooray!

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Voila! You have a clean couch!



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