I do not think there is a family that does not have at least a couch at home. Regardless of material, leather or microfiber, they are always present in every living room. So, it is important to know how to clean it and maintain it.
Spills & Stains The first thing you should know when you want to clean a microfiber couch it is that microfiber is in fact, polyester. This means that almost any product that is used to clean polyester can be used to clean microfiber.
However, you should know that all microfiber types are similar. Therefore, before cleaning, it is preferable for you to know what kind of microfiber couch you have.
Usually it is simple. You just have to look at the furniture tag where it is written the microfiber code.
Generally, the most microfiber types are water repellent. That means you can clean the couch with water after a spill. But, NOT always. Some microfiber types are not water repellent and that can cause potentially watermarks on your couch.
However, do not rub the spill and do not use a lot of water. You do not want to soak into the couch fabric. It is sufficient to dab the stain with a damp clean cloth.
In most cases, regular soap is efficient to dissolve oils and forming a solution that will quickly evaporate. Things can become complicated if you use too much water. Too much water prevents the rapid evaporation of this solution.
Also, you can successfully use ammonia or rubbing alcohol, things that you can find in your household.
There is a wide range of microfiber cleaning products on the market. The idea is to use these products very carefully and in small amounts.
Last but not least, it is the use of a steamer or a spot cleaner. However, it is a good idea to do some tests before doing. Anyway, you do not want to damage your couch. Therefore, try on an area that is not visible.
The main problem of cleaning a microfiber couch is that the fabric becomes hard. To prevent that is to use a toothbrush or a soft brush with which to rub the hardened area.
Smell Baking soda gives good results. Just sprinkle baking soda over the wet spot and let it to soak. The odor will be neutralized.
Use moderate products such “Febreze”. They are indeed, extremely effective and with pleasant smell but there is the risk of leaving watermarks when they are dried.