Do you have a microfiber sofa in the living room? Microfiber sofas are popular with people because they are very soft and comforting. They go well with home sweet home decor and bring a very peaceful and soothing touch to the room.
They are not too expensive, and they are easy to maintain. Here are some cleaning tips for the microfiber sofa.
Cleaning a removable microfiber sofa
Some sofas are fitted with covers. They are the easiest to maintain. As soon as dirt appears, simply remove the cover. You must first locate the spots and remove them. In most cases, the machine does not clean stubborn stains. It is advisable to treat them as a priority. Once in the machine, choose the wool program. The latter preserves the quality of the cover. During cleaning, the sofa remains bare. It is best to cover it with sheets or avoid using it.
Meanwhile, you should take the opportunity to dust the sofa and air it out. If possible, place it under the sun and in the open air. If stains are deposited there when it has no cover, the situation becomes complicated, and cleaning becomes difficult.
Cleaning a non-removable microfiber sofa
When the sofa is not removable, stains are difficult to remove. Indeed, as soon as a liquid is poured on the couch, like wine or juice, it quickly penetrates inside. The first step to adopt is to lather a cloth with water and Marseille soap. Rub the sofa with the fabric until the traces disappear. Then rinse with a damp cloth and allow to dry. If traces of moisture remain on the sofa for a long time, mold may appear. It is a good idea to dry quickly with a fan or by opening the windows.
Removing the smell of urine on a microfiber sofa
Pets, like cats and dogs, may urinate on the couch. Spots appear, and lousy smell forms. In this case, cleaning can become a real ordeal, because it must deal with dirt and stench. Here’s how to fix it:
- Pour a glass of hot water into a container
- Add baking soda, a spoonful of lemon juice and 3 drops of essential oil
- Mix everything and pour into a spray
- Spray this cleaning solution on the infected parts
The advantage of this technique is to treat stains and odors simultaneously. For the most skeptical, it is possible to first wash the stains with a soapy solution, before spraying. However, it only works if the urine stain is recent. If it is several days old and has already dried, it is necessary to add 6 to 7 drops of ammonia to the solution. When it comes to using this chemical solution, it is highly recommended to ventilate the room. The vapors it gives off could suffocate sensitive people.
Chasing the smell of tobacco
Generally, the sofa receives guests. They sometimes smoke in the room. As a result, the smell of smoke becomes embedded in the couch, especially when it is made of microfiber. Odors permeated in fabrics are challenging to eliminate. However, there is a solution to achieve this. Sprays remain the best alternatives.
In a 100 ml bottle, mix:
- 2 spoonfuls of baking soda
- 2 spoonfuls of lemon juice and hot water
- Shake the container and spray it on the sofa.
In addition to disinfecting, the mixture also fights against the smell of tobacco. In a few minutes, it disappears. Regarding other odors, such as animals or food, baking soda is very effective, without having to clean the sofa thoroughly. Here’s how to do it:
- Sprinkle baking soda over the entire surface of the sofa
- Brush with a soft-bristle accessory so that the powder penetrates the fibers
- Leave on for a few hours or even a whole night, if possible;
- Remove excess powder using the vacuum cleaner.
Maintain the microfiber sofa on a daily basis
The microfiber sofa is a sustainable purchase. To keep its modern and new look, it needs regular maintenance. Indeed, when it is cleaned daily, dirt does not accumulate there, and it is easier to get rid of stains.
In principle, steam cleaning is enough to detach the sofa. The waterproofing products sold in supermarkets immunize it against everyday stains. It must be sprayed over the entire surface of the couch and evenly. Then let it dry for 24 hours. Thus, there is less risk of stains getting stuck in the padding.
Any stains should not be ruled out, especially when there are children at home. To protect the sofa, a cover or a decorative plaid is recommended at the time of purchase.
This accessory limits damage in the event of soiling. It acts as a second skin, which prevents stains from being placed directly on the sofa. The cover is as practical as it is decorative . Especially since it is machine and hand washable.
Get rid of the most stubborn stains
The sofa is a versatile piece of furniture for the home. It is not immune to a possible stain. Sometimes wine, juice, or coffee is accidentally spilled on the sofa. The traces they leave are not irreversible. Each stain corresponds to an appropriate cleaning:
Remove a stain of wine
- Sprinkle the cornstarch stain and allow to dry
- Brush off the stain
- Dab with a cloth soaked in milk if the stain is recent or use white vinegar instead of milk
- Rub with soapy water
Removing a stain of alcoholic or carbonated beverage
- Use blotting paper to absorb stains;
- Gently rub with a sponge dampened in soapy water
- Rinse with a damp cloth.
Remove a stain of tea or coffee
- Dab the stain with soapy water
- Add a small amount of warm glycerin
- Rub until it disappears
- Rinse with vinegar water
Remove traces of chewing gum
When chewing gum clings to the sofa, it is quite possible to remove it. The most common method is to use an ice cube. To do this, f rotter chewing gum with a piece of ice to harden. To prevent water from entering the sofa, place the ice cube in a thin bag. Once hardened, it only remains to remove it gently. If residues remain, it is recommended to remove them by hand or with the tips of your nails.
Wash the microfiber sofa cushions
Often present for decorative purposes, the cushions are also subject to certain soiling. In principle, cleaning depends on the material or fabric. If the cushions are removable, just pass the cover to the machine and choose a program suitable for the material. In the opposite case, a soapy solution or a mixture based on vinegar or baking soda can clean the stains. Whichever method you use, the cushions should be dried thoroughly to avoid possible odors.