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As the words, “…and don’t spill that juice in the piano room!” came out of mouth, my son proceeded to knock his full cup off the computer table and all over the floor. It splashed all over my nice chair!
I love my chair. I bought it when I was pregnant with Charlie because I wanted a rocker that was big and squishy enough to sleep in at night. I did NOT want to create another little monster that expected to sleep in bed with us.
So I figured if I had a chair that I loved, I would willingly get up out of bed and go into the baby’s room to nurse and doze in my nice chair.
Now, it holds a place of honor in the piano room and my students’ parents get to sit in it during lessons. That is, until it was covered in sticky apple juice.
Use rubbing alcohol to clean microfiber
Microfiber cannot be cleaned with water, as that leaves marks everywhere. I HATED our microfiber couch. It was always dirty looking, and every single drip from a bottle or sippy cup left permanent marks.
Using rubbing alcohol, it is possible to get them clean, though.
Step 1: Vacuum the area to remove any loose soil
Step 2: Fill a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol and lightly spray over the stained area
If the area is rather large or spread out, it’s easiest to lightly spray the alcohol on the fiber. If the spot is small, a cotton ball saturated with alcohol will work well.
Step 3: Use a white or natural sponge and work the alcohol into the stain
Be sure not to use a colored sponge because it may leave color on your furniture. Alternatively, you can use a plain microfiber cleaning cloth.
Step 4: Allow the area to dry completely and then fluff the fibers by vacuuming or brushing
Alcohol dries very quickly, so it shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes to finish this cleaning project!
Now that you know how to clean microfiber furniture, there’s no need to panic when those little accidents happen!