Clean Your Microfiber Sofa

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Our furniture was second hand from one of our neighbors and I am not actually sure if it’s microfiber, but if not, it’s really similar. It’s really comfortable and great for lounging or napping. The only problem I have with it, is that it shows stains like a white tablecloth! I have kids, dogs, cats and a husband, so the furniture takes a beating.
It maintains comfort levels, but gets dirtier and dirtier. We have the little green machine, but it really only is good for getting the smells and overt things out, like mud or dog vomit. Yuck, right?!
I’ve been eyeballing sofa covers, but they are so ungodly expensive! Then I stumbled across this pin and figured, what the heck, why not?
You take rubbing alcohol and spray it on your sofa, do small patches at a time, then rub it with the rough side of a sponge. I used the usual green side of a Scotch Brite sponge, but the original pinner said to use a white/pink sponge for lighter colors. She also said results may vary for red sofas, but I figured it couldn’t make it any worse!
I do have to give the lady props though, my arm was exhausted after one cushion. The gunk that got stuck on the sponge was absolutely disgusting! Once it dries, use a stiff bristled scrub brush to rub, in a circular motion, to “fluff” your material back up. I am slowly doing section by section, mainly due to the fact that I have to rinse the sponge and let it dry out again.
You use the alcohol instead of water, because as anyone who owns a microfiber will tell you, water shows up and leaves a little stain of its own. Alcohol dries quicker, so it doesn’t stain.
Definitely recommend this one, but be prepared for an arm workout and the ‘ick’ factor!
Original pin can be found at http://chrisandrobinsnest.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-to-clean-microfiber-furniture.html?m=1

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