05 Sep How to clean a microfiber suede couch?
If you own a microfiber suede couch, you know they are nearly impossible to keep clean. But not anymore! The following steps will help you get rid of stains and hopefully restore your microfiber couch to the bouncy, luxurious feel it had when you first bought it.
How to clean a microfiber suede couch?
First off, an important note: If your couch is not a microfiber couch, don’t try these methods. They will not work on most other materials and you may end up damaging your couch further.
Things you’ll need:
- Rubber gloves with nitrile coating (unlike latex, nitrile coats do not break down when exposed to bleach)
- 1/4 cup Clorox 2
- Paper towels or cloths
- Cleaning brush (optional, but recommended)
Step 1. Apply the bleach solution to the spots with a paper towel or soft cloth. Ensure you are not using too much water when applying this cleaner. You want it to mostly be bleach.
Step 2. Let the couch dry overnight. This is important because if there’s excess water, it can cause damage to your couch or discolor it further.
Step 3. Apply the vinegar solution with a paper towel or soft cloth and let sit twenty minutes before rinsing off thoroughly with fresh water and drying.
Step 4: If the stains still aren’t gone, repeat Steps 1 and 2, making sure to use a new paper towel with each application.
Make sure not to bleach your couch more than twice as it can break down the fibers and cause permanent damage. You’ll be surprised how well this method works! It restored my old microfiber couch back to its original look.
Deep clean microfiber suede couch
One of the quickest and most effective ways to clean microfiber is with a steam cleaner. Your local supermarket or hardware store should carry some, but be ready to empty your wallet if you want one that’s really good quality.
Steam cleaners work by forcing water through a metalhead at extremely high temperatures, producing steam that easily cuts through grime and kills mold. Add a little vinegar to the water and you’ll kill germs and bacteria too!
What to consider before cleaning the microfiber suede couch?
If you’ve never bleached your couch before, it’s important to test a small spot first. This way, if there is any damage done, you can fix it immediately and save the rest of the couch.
Don’t let the bleach sit on your microfiber for too long (e.g., do not leave in the sun)!
Keep in mind that although this method is effective, it can cause damage to your couch if you leave the bleach on for too long.
Make sure not to apply bleach more than twice, as it can break down the fibers and cause permanent damage. Still unsure about how to clean a microfiber suede couch? Well, you have to test a small spot first and see how the material reacts. This way, you can fix any potential damage immediately and save the rest of your couch.
Cleaning a microfiber suede couch is not unheard of, but it’s definitely a daunting task. However, this method does work well for most couches, as always ensure to test a small area first.
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