There is simple and easy method to clean microfiber upholstered sofa and if you follow it properly then you can clean that favorite sofa of yours on your own at home.

  1. First of all, vacuum the sofa as most of the times contaminants will be found on the surface of microfiber upholstery. Contaminants are unable to enter deep in this fabric and hence vacuuming does the major part.
  2. Once vacuuming is done, you have to take a clean and dry brush to rub your sofa with. Scrub the stains with this brush and get rid of any crunchy spills. Do remove all the cushions and pillows before going to this step.
  3. Now you need to read the instructions mentioned on the tag that comes from the manufacturer. This will tell you which solution to use for your sofa. If it says W then you can use water-based solution, if it says S then you have to use water-free solvent, if it reads S/W then you can use either but if it says X then you can use none of them.
  4. When you know which cleaning solution is to be used, you have to find the right solvent for your sofa. For water-based solutions you can use mild dish detergent, upholstery shampoo or gentle soap. For water-free solvents you can pick gin, vodka, dry cleaning solution, baby wipes, or lighter fluids.
  5. After cleaning the sofa with proper solution, you need to work on the stains. Apply the solution on the stains and with the help of a paper towel soak the excess liquid.
  6. Lastly, you need to pick up the clean and dry brush again to ensure your sofa does not remain hard even after the cleaning is done.

You should always keep in mind that acetone and bleach could damage microfiber and hence you should not use any solutions that consist of these ingredients. And in case you don’t feel sure about the right cleaning process, it is best to hire professionals!