Cleaning microfiber upholstery on a regular basis will keep it in good condition and ensure years of use with little wear. We recommend vacuuming your microfiber upholstery weekly. This will remove most of the surface dirt and raise the surface pile. Once a year you should have it professionally cleaned to keep it looking its best.
If your microfiber furniture does get wet, drying it as fast as possible will help reduce water marks or wicking. Wicking can occur when wet upholstery dries slowly allowing soil and dirt under the fabric to wick back into the pile of the upholstery, creating visible stains or water marks. This is a typical stain you find in microfiber upholstered furniture.
Even though microfiber is stain resistant it can still stain easily if it is not cleaned right away. Because of its tight knit construction spills will bead on the surface briefly allowing you to wipe them away. But, if it is left to dry slowly it will create water marks on the surface that can be difficult to remove.
If your furniture does have a lot of water marks you can make a quick cleaning solution from some regular house hold products. Mix one quart of warm water with one teaspoon of vinegar, one teaspoon of ammonia, and ¼ cup of laundry detergent (we suggest Woolite for its gentle cleaning properties) in a spray bottle.
Spray the surface lightly but evenly to wet the entire cushion and surrounding areas. If needed lightly scrub with a nylon or horse hair brush. Then dry with a clean white towel. If you have a ceiling or household fan turn it on to decrease the drying time.
If spots still remain call a professional upholstery cleaner to thoroughly clean your furniture and you will be surprised how good your cleaned microfiber upholstery can look. We recommend Chem-Dry of Tampa FL for all of your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs.