How to remove stain from microfiber couch or sofa!

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If you have microfibre furniture, you know how easy it can stain. Even water can leave rings and stains on your microfibre furniture. While most sales representatives will tell you that microfibre is the most stain-resistant upholstery ever, it still stains like other fabrics do when they come into contact with different substances. When you try to get stains out of your microfibre furniture, you may notice that you're left with even more stains than you had before. This is because when you're cleaning furniture, especially microfibre furniture, you have to make sure that you clean it properly with the right cleaners. There are usually directions on your piece of furniture on a tag that will tell you what cleaning solutions to use and which ones to avoid. Microfibre furniture will have directions on whether or not you can use water or detergents on your piece of furniture. But usually, it's best to not use detergents to clean your microfibre furniture. Because it's so unclear how to clean microfibre furniture, there are cleaning tutorials online that teach us the proper way to clean your pieces of microfibre furniture.

Julia from 551 East shares her cleaning tips with us, and the great thing is, her cleaning tips use all natural cleaners. All you'll need is some rubbing alcohol, a spray bottle, a brush and a sponge. Just make sure that you use a white sponge and a brush with white bristles. You don't want to risk any colour bleeding out from the brush or sponge onto your furniture. Next, you will take your rubbing alcohol and pour some into the spray bottle. Then, saturate the stain by spraying the rubbing alcohol on it. Don't get it too wet though or it can leave marks but usually, rubbing alcohol will evaporate faster than water which means that it won't leave a water ring. After you've gotten the area wet with the alcohol, take the sponge and scrub really well. Here you're scrubbing the stain out of the fabric and pulling it out of the fibres. You'll even begin to see the stain coming off onto your sponge. But if you're sponge starts getting too dirty you'll want to use a new one, so you don't spread the stain to any other areas of the piece of furniture. After you've sprayed and scrubbed, you want to allow the furniture to dry. You'll notice that the areas you've scrubbed may look darker, and the fibres will feel a bit rough, but it will be fixed later.

When your furniture is totally dry, you'll then take your brush and use it to fluff up the fibres using circular motions. After a little bit of brushing, you'll see that the stained areas will start looking like the rest of the piece of furniture. You can brush the non-stained areas to blend them in with the area you just cleaned so that you have a continuous look. But it's the brushing that's key after cleaning furniture that will keep it looking great and will avoid water marks from forming. You can do this cleaning routine once a month or as needed to keep your furniture looking great. Also, if you still have a stain, you can repeat this cleaning routine more than once in the same day until you get the desired results. Try this out on your microfibre furniture and see how it works for you and share with your friends and family members so they can get their microfibre furniture clean too. Be sure to check out more of the cleaning tips Julia shares on her website.***

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