We have owned microfiber furniture for the past nine years, the first 2 years being before we had children. Before kids if something was to spill on the furniture I would jump up to clean right away. Once our first son came along I quickly adopted a much more relaxed attitude, which sadly over the years have left our furniture looking like something out of a horror movie.
When we moved into our new house this past Summer we bought a “new to us” sofa & love seat set which was in great condition. Flash forward 6 months later and we are left with little finger prints, spill marks, and water stains. And don’t even get me started on our dining room chairs, (I am not sure what I was thinking when we bought those) they look they have been through a war thanks to my boys.
I have been trying for years to find something that works to keep my microfiber looking fresh to no avail. This past Saturday as we sat down to breakfast I couldn’t take it any longer, I had to find a solution to my microfiber problem. After reading close to 15 different sites I set out to try a couple tips I picked up along the way.
I am excited to share that I have finally found something that works to get my microfiber furniture looking fresh again! As I am sure there are many people having the same issue I know that I must share the tricks that worked for me.
You will need the following:
- microfiber cloth
- rubbing alcohol
- spray bottle
- baby wipes
- hard bristle brush
Step one: Spray microfiber liberally with rubbing alcohol and scrub with the microfiber cloth, you will see that dirt will start to show on your cloth. Once you have scrubbed out all the dirt stains you will notice that you are still left with water marks.
Step 2: Take out your baby wipes and start scrubbing away on those water stains and marks that have been left behind. Do not be alarmed at the number of wipes you will go through, the cost is worth the gain.
Step 3: Once you are happy with the state of your fabric then let it air dry or if you just can’t wait you can dry with a blow dryer.
Step 4: Once your fabric is dry you will notice that it feels sort of hard. Take your hard bristle brush and rub over the fabric to move the fibres back into place.