How To Clean Microfibre Fabric
Most of the micro fibre fabric mustn’t get wet, otherwise a wet mark will remain. They can, however, get stained and dirty, and that means that at some point they must be cleaned. But how is that to be done?
Never forget to read the tag. If there is a manual for the micro fibre furniture, read it. From the both you will find the information you need about the way to proceed when cleaning. If there’s a “W” on the tag, then that means the fabric won’t be harmed when wet. If there isn’t – don’t risk, as you may have an even bigger problem than stains and dirt.
If you’re unsure about what to do, ask a professional. Call the manufacturer/seller, or look for cleaning companies who offer micro fibre fabric cleaning service.
If you have any method in mind, don’t use it before you test it on a small, hidden patch of the fabric.
Do not drown the fabric in any cleaning detergent – use as little as possible instead.
If your micro fibre fabric is water-safe, follow the steps bellow:
You will need a vacuum cleaner with the soft-brush attachment, a gentle soap, some clean cloths or natural sponges (try not to use coloured ones, as you run the risk to run the colour in the fabric), a hair dryer, a nailbrush with soft bristles, and water.
1. Use the vacuum cleaner to pull the dust and debris.
2. Get a bucket of water and add a few drops of soap.
3. Moisten the sponge/cloth with the soapy water and wring it out of water.
4. Start with one section at a time, washing the surface with the cloth/sponge in a gentle manner.
5. Every time you finish a section, dry it with the hair-dryer on its coolest setting.
6. When you’re finished with that, use the nail brush to restore the fabric’s texture.
If your micro fibre fabric is NON-water safe, here’s what you have to do:
Get these items: dry detergent, a brush with soft bristles, a vacuum cleaner with the soft brush attachments, and dry cleaning solution, but that is optional.
1. Attach the soft brush on the vacuum cleaner and vacuum the surface for any dust and debris.
2. Like in the other case, work with only one area at a time, sprinkling dry detergent on it.
3. Work the detergent into the fabric with the soft-bristled brush.
4. Before continuing, vacuum the whole area.
5. If the micro fibre fabric is still not clean enough, use the dry cleaning product, following the directions on the label.
6. If you’re not sure if you can do this yourself, or when there’s a problem, call a cleaning professional.