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  • Brooke Loebs

    How to clean micro fiber - rubbing alcohol evaporates doesn't saturate.

  • Megan Keeney

    How to clean microfiber couch - - with rubbing alcohol!!

  • Crystal Kemp

    How to Clean Microfiber Furniture The microfiber sofa in our living room has seen better days, but I'm not letting it go without a fight! I bought the sofa about six years ago when I moved into my first solo apartment. It's super comfy and I love the simple, but sophisticated design. The big problem is the color... I love the super light tan, but it shows every little bit of dirt that touches it. Not too practical for our 60 pound furry friend! Calvin doesn't shed at all, but he does tromp in dirt from the yard. He's also turned the couch into his own personal napkin and loves to rub his face along the front edge to dry off after taking a drink. After a while, the front of the cushions look like this (gross, I know): While microfiber is stain resistant, it can be a real challenge to clean because it's a polyester-based material so water will leave a permanent mark when it dries. That means most carpet and upholstery cleaners won't work. We almost got rid of the couch before we moved because it had gotten so nasty, but after piecing together a few tricks from the magical internet, I tried one more last-ditch effort to clean it and it worked! Here's the scoop... Step 1: Vacuum with a brush attachment to remove any hair/crumbs/etc Step 2: Spray rubbing alcohol onto the dirty area This sounds a bit crazy, but it's key. The alcohol won't saturate the fabric and evaporates much quicker than water so it won't leave a mark. Just test in an inconspicuous spot if you're worried about colorfastness. Step 3: Rub vigorously with a clean scrub sponge Make sure the scrubbing surface is white or the color could transfer. Plus you'll be able to see all the grime coming off your furniture. Be prepared to be grossed out (and secretly thrilled) - this sponge was white before! Step 4: Let the area dry completely The fabric may look stiff or dark in places, but the next step will take care of that. Step 5: Rub with a clean, soft scrub brush in a circular motion Again, be sure to use a brush with white bristles to avoid discoloration. This step fluffs up the surface of the fabric to make it soft again. That's it... very simple, but effective! Check out the before and after...

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  • SMA

    is it clean?

  • Alexis Ward

    It really worked! I was amazed! And, I live in an apt and had to use a commercial washer (no delicate setting) and it was just fine.

  • Alexis Ward

    SMA --I actually wasn't referring to this method, although it does work. If your sofa cushions are removable, you can actually throw them in the washer and dryer (low heat) to clean them. Works like a charm! Mine looked almost new after I washer them.

  • Esther Ferguson

    I love it just tried it and they look amazing!

  • Lindy Dawson

    Haven't tried this yet, but thought it worth pinning.

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How to clean a microfiber couch using rubbing alcohol... i feel like I needed this a long time ago.

How to clean a microfiber couch - seriously needed to know this! IT WORKS!!

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Make sure you get a WHITE sponge and WHITE bristle brush so that there is no accidental color transfer onto the couch when you are scrubbing.  (I used a light brown sponge because that's what we had on hand and it matched to color of our sofa; so you could go that route as well. ) Pour the rubbing alcohol in the spray bottle and SATURATE the stained area.

microfiber cleaner - I tried this yesterday and it really works! Note: DO NOT accidentally drip the alcohol on your 90 yr old wood floors. Oops! Took even longer to fix those spots. -Lindsey

  • Ghia Mendoza

    I tried this, old stain wont get off but u stained it and then use this process right after it works!

  • Ashley Bridges

    To get alcohol stains off wood floor rub mayonnaise into the spot. Sounds crazy but I swear it works

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