Can you steam clean microfiber furniture? I’m asking for a friend who needs to clean up after a party. The couch has spilled drinks on it.
Shonda, Providence, RI
The care label should show you if you can you steam clean microfiber furniture. If the suede couch has a “W Label” or indicates you can use water and high temperatures, it’s probably safe. But do test a spot out of sight before you do the whole couch or sofa. Steam it, then use a white cloth to wipe it. That way you’ll see if the fabric is truly color-safe or if it will bleed.
You’ll also need to plan on cleaning the whole couch at once, not just steaming the spots. Otherwise, you may see a difference between the clean spots and the rest of the furniture. You might also see watermarks.
If the couch’s care label is missing, or if it shows an “X,” get advice from a professional cleaning company before you try a steam cleaner. If it shows an “S,” you can use solvents to clean the fabric. Don’t try acetone or nail polish remover. Instead, reach for the rubbing alcohol.
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Again, test the alcohol in an inconspicuous place to see if it changes the material’s color. Once you’re certain it won’t damage the fabric, try these steps. Spray the alcohol onto the stain areas and let it dry. Then use a soft nylon-bristled brush on the fabric.