Aside from being durable, the microfiber couches are notable for their stain resistance. A material capable of repelling dirt and grime with its polyamide-polyester fabric fusion is used to make the couch. Their durability makes them long lasting and reliable sturdy for years. But like any kind of sofa, those years can take a toll and the sofa does get crummy over time. Hairs, dust, dander, and dust can settle and saturate in the material as they get stuck in the hooks and crannies. So how to clean microfiber couch? Our article will guide you on some effective ways to restore your couch to its original glory.

Important Cautions Before Cleaning Microfiber Couch

Before you begin, take note of the following:

Read the tag or care manual that comes with the couch. They are you the best first-hand guide to what kind of cleaning method you should use or avoid. If the tag is marked “W”, then it should be alright to use water to clean. Otherwise, water marks might stain the fabric.


Test the cleaning method first. Microfiber couch might handle differently due to the age, so try our proposed method on an inconspicuous area before you start with the rest.


Call a professional if you have doubts. Your furniture retailer whom you purchase your couch from might have the information need for you to clean it the best. Or contact real professionals specializing in cleaning microfiber material.

How to Clean Microfiber Couch with Water


You need the following items:

  • Vacuum (soft-brush attachment recommended)

  • Gentle soap

  • Clean cloth or sponge (avoid colored ones since the dye might stain the fabric)

  • Hair dryer

  • Soft-bristle nailbrush

  • A bucket of cold water


How to clean:

  1. Vacuum to clear the larger loose debris and dust

  2. Mix the soap with water

  3. Dampen the sponge or cloth and make sure to wring it well. Make sure they are only slightly damp, as you don't want them to be saturated.

  4. Work one small section at a time. Gently rub the surface with the sponge or cloth.

  5. Dry the washed section immediately with the hair dryer on low setting.

  6. Once it’s dry, brush the surface lightly with the nailbrush to re-texture.

How to Clean Microfiber Couch with Rubbing Alcohol


You need the following items:

  • Rubbing alcohol

  • A sponge (Avoid colored ones for the same reason stated in Part 1)

  • A bristle scrub brush

  • A spray bottle


How to clean:

  1. Fill the rubbing alcohol in the spray bottle. In general, half a cup should be more than enough.

  2. Spray the surface of the couch with the alcohol. Alcohol dries much quicker than water so there won’t be a problem with getting water spots. If there are concerns about the boozy smell, it will be gone before long.

  3. Rub the sprayed surface with the sponge.

  4. Let it dry. Give it time to completely dry before continuing on the sprayed area. It would take twenty minutes at most, even faster since you are using rubbing alcohol instead of water.

  5. Once everything is dried out, take your brush and work lightly on the area you had cleaned. The fabric will remain soft after the drying leaves it tougher. Once brushed, the areas would blend back with the rest of the couch.

  • Liquid spills should be cleaned up immediately! Microfiber is water resistant, but it is still essential fabric. If left too long, those liquid will be soaked in and do harm to your couch. Blotting the liquid with a paper towel would do the trick. Do not rub or spread the spill around, it will only stain the fabric faster.
  • Vacuuming your couch once a week will ensure all the stain causing crumbs to be removed. Avoid using a high-powered vacuum on the fabric since it might wrinkle the fabric from the forced pull. You could permanently damage the microfiber couch that way.
  • Nail polish remover contains acetone and will stain microfiber furniture further.
  • Bleach on your furniture will cause unavoidable discoloration. Leave it for clothes that need to be white.
  • Carpet cleaning machines will damage the couch the same way high-powered vacuum does.

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