Removing stains from a microfibre sofa
Microfibre is one of the most practical innovations when it comes to furniture upholstery. it is a very light, synthetic fibre that can either be used as non-woven material or woven into fabric for sofas and chairs. Upholstery crafted this way is not only water-resistant and absorbing, but it is also very soft and nice to the touch, making it a nice combination of practical application, comfort, and good looks. Sadly, this also means that stains have a different effect on microfibre than they do on other types of upholstery. As a result, conventional means of removing stains may actually end up damaging your sofa.
As a general rule, always remember that microfibre upholstery should not be soaked in water or touched with harsh cleansers. Maintaining this rule is key, as with just this in mind you are able to avoid most damage to your furniture. Aside from that, however, you should always remember to check the manufacturer’s label and, if noted, use the prescribed household cleaning substances. But when it comes to specific types of stains, here’s a handy guide to dealing with the most common ones.
Ink stains can be a pain to remove even from conventional fabric, so here’s a special way to get rid of it if you happen to stain a microfibre couch. Start by pouring a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a towel and rub the stained portion gently – make sure not to touch the unstained parts! After you’re done, wipe it dry, and if that doesn’t do the trick, repeat those steps 2, 3 times, and the ink should be gone.
Another common type of stain is that left by food. The first and most important step is soaking up excess liquid using paper towels immediately after the stain is created. Then, using a towel or washcloth, apply a bit of dish soap and a drop of water and rub gently until the stain is gone. Make sure you don’t use any water-based solvents for this.
If the stain on your couch left behind a bad smell, there’s an easy way to get rid of that. Simply sprinkle a bit of baking soda on the stain and let it sit for five minutes so that it can soak up all the liquid. Vacuum up any excess baking soda, and that’s it! Repeat the process if the spill or smell remains, but it should be gone after several tries.