How to Properly Clean a Microfiber Couch


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Does crayon come out of couch?

Scrape Away Crayon Wax Scrape any excess crayon wax off the couch with knife, and then spray WD-40 directly on the stain, advises Good Housekeeping. … Repeat this process, letting the WD-40 sit for five to 10 minutes each time, until the stain is gone.

Can you get crayon out of clothes that went through the dryer?

Apply a small amount of W-D 40 to a cleaning cloth or cleaning sponge and wipe down the area with the crayon until all of the wax is gone. Dip a clean cloth in soapy water, wring it out and wipe the dryer drum. If you can feel any residue from the WD-40 residue, use more detergent to remove it.

4. Fluffing



After cleaning the stains thoroughly off the surface, the surface must be left to dry for a while. Rubbing alcohol tends to stiffen microfibres and hence that part of the sofa may become stiff after cleaning. To fix this, take a bristled brush and brush it over the cleaned area in a circular motion. 

Rubbing this relaxes the dried up microsuede fibres and makes the cloth smooth and flexible again!



How to Deep Clean Your Microfiber Couch

If you need to clean bigger stains or even the whole couch itself, most microfiber couches can be deep-cleaned with basic home supplies. Look for a code S, which can be cleaned with water-free solvents, or W-S, which can be cleaned with water-based as well as water-free solvents. Most microfiber couches fall into these two categories.

To clean these couches, here's what you need:


  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Spray Bottle
  • White or Light-Colored Sponge with a Scrubbing Surface


  1. Working in small sections, spray the alcohol on the surface of the furniture.
  2. Then, use the scrubby side of the sponge to clean.
  3. Repeat the process in sections until you've cleaned the desired area.
  4. If you're cleaning the whole couch, focus on the arms, sides, and back where dirt accumulates, Rapinchuk says.
  5. Let the fabric dry completely, then use a clean bristled cleaning brush to fluff the fibers. Rapinchuk recommends scrubbing the brush in a circular motion until no brush strokes remain.

If your tag has a W for water-based solvent, stick to spot cleaning with a dab of soap and a damp cloth, or go to a professional. If your couch has an X on it, any cleaning could result in staining or shrinking and you'll have to seek out professional help. But, most microfiber couches will fall in the W or W-S camps, making rubbing alcohol an easy and affordable way to clean even deep stains.

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How to Clean a Microfiber Couch With Rubbing Alcohol

If the care tag shows an “S,” it must be cleaned with a solvent like rubbing alcohol, dry cleaning solvent, or a solvent-based upholstery or carpet cleaner.

  1. Vacuum First

    Before using your solvent, carefully vacuum every fabric surface on the couch.

  2. Apply the Cleaning Solution

    Place the rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and lightly spritz the fabric, starting at the top of a cushion or section. If using a commercial product, follow the label directions.

  3. Scrub Away Soil

    While the fabric is damp with the rubbing alcohol, use a sponge or soft-bristled brush to remove soil. Rinse the sponge in plain water to remove soil and wring to remove as much moisture as possible before continuing to clean.

  4. Dry and Fluff

    Allow the upholstery to air-dry and then use a vacuum or upholstery brush to lift any matted fibers.

1. Freeze the Crayon With Ice

Hold an ice cube against the stain to freeze the crayon mark, hardening it, and then use a knife to scrape off the excess. If the wax is already hard, you may be able to skip this.

Here Are Some Additional Tips On How To Clean Microfiber Couch



  • Only tackle small stains, if you need to clean an entire couch, it’s better to hand it over to professionals.
  • If you see the stains getting worse, stop cleaning immediately. Do not try cleaning with more pressure as you might damage your couch.
  • Always use a white cloth to prevent any dye leakage from coloured clothes. 
  • It is preferable to work on one or two stains at a time. You don’t want the solvent to dry on top of the stain, it complicates the cleaning process more.
  • For tougher stains, using a sponge or light brush might be more effective. Sometimes, cloth doesn’t always do the job so you may need something more aggressive.
  • Don’t worry if the areas of cleaning look darker than the rest of the sofa, after they dry up they will eventually go back to their original shade!

Also Read: How to Clean Glass Stove Top Efficiently in Minimal Time

Rub the Stain

  • Rub the stain with a new white sponge. As you do, the crayon will transfer onto the sponge. Swap your sponge for a new one after it collects some of the crayon to avoid spreading the stain.

  • How to Clean a Suede Couch

    As far as how to clean a suede couch is concerned, always remove stains as quickly as possible. If the stain is allowed to set for an extended period, it can be nearly impossible to remove. To get started, gather a mild, no-soap detergent and soft, white clothes.


    You can also use a suede cleaner if you have one on hand. Like microfiber couches, you’ll want to test the cleaner on a small part of the suede couch first to make sure it does not affect the suede.

    If the cleaner is not a problem, start by scraping away as much of the stain as you can with a plastic spoon.

    Next, fill a bucket with water and a mild detergent. Stir or shake the water to create soap suds. With a soft, white cloth, gather some soap suds without any water and blot the stained area.

    As you pick up the stain’s color, use clean parts to continue blotting. Once the stain is gone, spot dry with a dry cloth. If the nap is different in color due to the cleaning, use a suede brush to even the spots out.

    Smaller stains can be cleaned using a brown eraser, a pencil eraser, or sand paper. Larger stains must use the previous technique. Avoid using harsh chemicals on your suede couch, sticking instead to solvents designed for suede.

    Is There an Option for This Dreaded Mess?

    Microfiber repels water but absorbs grease. This can be a problem if your couch regularly doubles as a dinette set for family meal times. If your microfiber couch has suffered from one too many fried food mishaps, it’s time to refresh it with targeted cleaning.

    Dealing With Cheeky Scribbles

    Have a toddler in the house? Still holding on to 20th-century writing implements? Chances are high that your microfiber couch has been or will become the canvas for some pretty interesting artwork. Thankfully, removing ink stains from your microfiber couch is a fairly straightforward endeavor.

    1. Scrape Away Crayon Wax

    Scrape any excess crayon wax off the couch with a dull knife. Avoid wetting the couch with an ice cube, as water can damage leather.


    • If you’re cleaning wood panels, make sure to wipe along the wood grain.

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    Apply a Suede Cleaner

  • If any stain remains, dip a clean white cloth into some suede cleaner and blot the stain with it. Once again, work from the edge of the stain toward the center. Soak up any additional cleanser left on the suede with a dry white cloth.

  • How to Get Stains Out of Couch with Baking Soda

    Are you ready to learn the secret to removing tough stains from microfiber?

    The secret formula isn’t that secret. I mean, the heading above kind of gives it away. 😉 It’s really simple and you’re almost sure to already have the ingredients.

    It’s baking soda and water.

    All you need to do is make a paste using more baki

    All you need to do is make a paste using more baking soda than water. It should be on the thicker side.

    Test Out on a Small Inconspicuous Area

    Note: Just like when cleaning any material, you should test this on an inconspicuous area before trying it on a large section, just to make sure it won’t discolor or damage it.

    I had absolutely no issues on my light brown couch and the material is perfectly fine or I wouldn’t recommend this method. I also felt that my couch was already somewhat ruined and if my little baking soda trick discolored it slightly, it was still an improvement over the previous yucky stains. But thankfully there was no discoloration or issue at all.

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