Looking for the most affordable and effective home remedies for cleaning your microfiber couch? worry no more here is to saving those coins and time.
No more couch stains! Vinegar and baking soda have for a long time proven that they are the best and easily available solutions to stained microfiber couches.
These remedies are usually available at home with us or can be bought at an affordable price. Plus, vinegar and baking soda solution will save you the cost of always calling a professional to help clean your couch. We all know how expensive that can be.
Microfiber fabric is the most sort after especially for sofas and couches. They are durable, skin-friendly, and definitely easy to clean.
If you have any microfiber furniture and wondering what home remedies are perfect to use on them to make them as clean as new, you don’t have to worry, here is a perfect home remedy solution for you.
How to Clean a Microfiber Couch at Home?
Tired or ran out of money to call a professional to come to clean your microfiber couch now and then? Here is a perfect home remedy that you can use to remove that stain or watermarks on them.
Caution: Before Cleaning Your Microfiber Couch:
There are mistakes that you may have to avoid when it comes to cleaning a microfiber couch. So, before cleaning yours, check carefully what the tag on your microfiber fabric says.
If your couch has a “W” sign, that means you will have to wash it with a water-based solution. If the tag has an “S” sign, that means you will need to use a solvent-based solution. If the tag says “S/W”, then it’s ok to use both water and solvent-based solutions.
However, there is one important tag that you wouldn’t want to mess with. An “X” sign usually cautions you on using any cleaning solutions not even a fabric softener, you just need to dry clean your microfiber fabric.
Procedure to Carry Out When Cleaning Microfiber Couch
When cleaning a microfiber fiber fabric with a “W” tag, follow this procedure:
What you will need:
- A spraying bottle
- 1 cup Vinegar
- A spoonful of baking soda
- Warm water
- Cleaning detergent (any liquid dish-washing soap is ok)
- Fill your spray bottle with warm water, liquid soap and vinegar. Shake well to mix the solution, then spray the mixture on the part that is stained on your couch (or all over the couch if you are cleaning the whole couch) to make the couch moist.
- Take your baking soda and sprinkle it all over the couch or on the stained area on your couch if you are not cleaning the whole couch. Baking soda doesn’t disinfect but takes care of odors or bad smell very well. You can sprinkle more baking soda if the smell on your couch is extreme.
- Take a damp soft cloth and carefully rub it in your couch to help the baking soda penetrate to every corner of the couch to help clear out the smell.
- Let the solution sit for about 30 minutes. This will help the solution take care of all the odor in your couch. It’s also important to note that the longer you let the solution sit the better.
- After 30 or so minutes elapses, disinfect your couch with a vacuum cleaner. This also helps vacuum up all the excess baking soda.
If your microfiber fabric has an “S” tag, follow this procedure to clean:
What you will need:
- Spray bottle
- Rubbing alcohol
- Baking soda
Here, we are going to have two procedures. One with the rubbing alcohol and another with baking soda.
When using rubbing alcohol:
- Fill up the rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and spray generously all over your couch. Please note that the smell of alcohol may be intense and you may need to open up the windows.
- Take a sponge or a soft piece of cloth and rub the alcohol on your couch. You may not need to use too much force when rubbing regardless of the extend of the stain.
- Let the sofa sit for about 30 minutes to dry out. The rubbing alcohol will not only take care of the stains but will also disinfect your couch and help clear out odor.
When using baking soda:
- Sprinkle a generous amount all over your couch. Please note that baking soda does not disinfect but helps with clearing out any bad smell.
- Let sit for about 30 minutes. The longer is stays the better the bad smell will clear out.
- After 30 or so minutes, take a vacuum cleaner and vacuum up all the excess baking soda. Vacuuming also helps with clearing out all the bad bacteria or disinfecting the couch.
You can also use other solvents to clean your microfiber couch. There are many others aside from rubbing alcohol including ammonia.
If you are worried that rubbing alcohol may spoil your couch, you can try with a small amount on an unused rug or a piece of cloth to clear your doubts. (although I can assure you it has never backfired on my microfiber couch).
It is also important to note that It is not advisable to use bleach or fabric softener on microfiber fabrics. Especially if your fabric has an “X” tag.
How to Care for Your Microfiber Couch
Microfiber couches have for a long time been the most sort after type of couches for homeowners. Here are a few ways you can take care of your couch especially if you have kids and pets.
1. Clean Regularly.
Cleaning your couch regularly will prevent dirt and dust from piling up. It’s ok to wait until your couch gets very dirty to clean, but you may need so much energy to remove stains if you let them accumulate for a longer period.
Plus, if stains and dirt accumulate you may not be able to clean your couch alone or even with the home remedies. You will, therefore, have a professional cleaner clean it and it may cost you more whilst it would have been cheaper had you taken care of it.
2. Couch Covers
You may need to buy the best couch covers for your microfiber couch especially if you have kids and pets. We all know how playful kids and pets are. These couch covers will prevent your couch from stains, and they are very easy to clean and ready to use the next minute.
3. Clean After Stains Immediately
Stains may not be as awful when taken care of immediately. In fact, you will just need a soft damp cloth with mild soap to rub it out.
The moment you let the stain sit on your couch for a longer period, the harder it will be for you to get it out later.
Therefore, no matter how busy you are, if you spill a drink on your sofa take care of it immediately. Regardless of who has done the spilling, just take care of it immediately.
4. Seek Professional Cleaning
The home remedies may not be 100%. Therefore, deep cleaning your couch every 2-3 months by a professional cleaner would be a great idea.
Taking care of your couch will guarantee its longevity. Generally, microfiber couches are durable but it doesn’t cost caring for them.
Reasons Why you Should Buy a Microfiber Couch
For years, microfiber couches have been the most sort after by homeowners. Here are some of the reasons you should consider buying a microfiber couch.
1. They Are Skin-friendly
Regardless of the weather condition, microfiber couches have always been comfortable and suitable for home or office use. Have you ever sat or slept on a leather sofa when it’s crazy cold and damn hot? Well yes, you don’t want to imagine that because you probably have experienced it.
However, microfiber couches are perfect in cold or hot weather and that should be a reason enough for you to go get one today.
2. They Are Durable
Microfiber fabrics are usually 100% polyester and nylon. It is durable and very suitable for home and office use.
Velvet fabrics are expensive and delicate and may not be suitable for home use especially if you have kids and keep pets. They are not suitable for regular use, unlike microfiber fabrics.
Leather on the other hand if exposed to sunlight may start peeling of peeling and cracking. It thus requires extra care and maintenance. Which is so unlike a microfiber fabric couch.
3. Easy to Clean
Microfiber fabric couches are very easy to clean. They usually have removable cushion covers that can be tossed to the machine, dried, and used the next minute.
4. Reasonable Price
Most microfiber fabrics are affordable that literally, every homeowner would be able to afford. You can easily get a cheap and durable microfiber fabric couch at $1000 or below.
Velvet sofas may be expensive and you may need to save a lot to buy one. Leather couches on the other hand may be slightly expensive but you will still need to plan to buy them.