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Get your microfiber couch looking brand new again

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Five years ago I chose brand new couches for our family room. Light blue microfiber beauties. I love them. They’re so bright, cheery AND comfy. Obviously leather would have been a better choice for longevity, you know the whole wipe clean thing but I’m just not a fan. About 6 months in the OCD in me went into overdrive and I needed to get them clean.

 

Lets Live Yall Couch cleaning before.jpgTo do this you will need rubbing alcohol, the 91% kind, the higher the percentage the better, a scrub brush and a spray bottle. Since alcohol dries faster than water it does not leave water spots on the couch.

 

Lets Live Yall Couch cleaning left arm 2.jpgHere is the left side of one of my couches. Black marker, some mystery white spots and something orange up there.

 

Lets Live Yall Couch cleaning left arm1.jpgSpray the spots thoroughly. Oh, you should open a window or turn the fan on. It gets stinky.

 

Lets Live Yall Couch cleaning in progress.jpgScrub with your scrub brush. Scrub in circles, up & down and side to side. You’re done when the spot is gone. Then you just let it dry!

 

Lets Live Yall Couch cleaning done 5.jpgYou can see it’s still wet but no more spots!

 

Lets Live Yall Couch Cleaning orange before.jpgThis my friends is orange pastel crayon. It’s been there for months.

 

Lets Live Yall Couch cleaning done 4.jpgThis was after one round of scrubbing. I had to do a second, it was really in there.

 

Lets Live Yall Couhch cleaning clean 3.jpgIt came totally out after a second spray and scrub.

 

Lets Live Yall Couch cleaning done.jpgLooks like new!

 

 

I hope this helps some of you microfiber couch owners out there!

 

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5 thoughts on “Get your microfiber couch looking brand new again

  1. Oh, my gosh — that’s awesome! We’re thinking about getting a microfiber couch, and honestly I was dreading it because of exactly this…never having had microfiber, I wasn’t sure how to get it looking good again after we–and the cats–messed it up, LOL. Thanks!

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    1. I will say cat fur gets stuck to it but I use a lint roller to pull it off. I’d never had a microfiber couch before this and was totally unaware of how to clean it. Glad to help!!

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