Cleaning Hacks – Effective Ways to Clean a Microfiber Recliner

Recliners made from microfiber materials are truly a work of art because they provide a comfortable plush-like experience all while costing a fraction of a premium-grade leather recliner.

However, not all the glitters are gold here because the predicament of using such aforementioned fabric usually comes with cleaning and maintaining its pristine condition, especially if you’re not familiar with the intricacy of how to clean a microfiber recliner.

Subsequently, as much as this fiasco seems like a mare’s nest, I have curated a straightforward and coherent step-by-step guide on how to extinguish the problem without making it worse than it already is.

Before we venture into the cleaning process, here are a couple of things that might come in handy.

Things to Gather 

  • Spray Bottle
  • Isopropyl Alcohol (70%)
  • Gentle Scrub
  • White Vinegar
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Deodorizer (Any Brand)

Steps On How To Clean A Microfiber Recliner

Once you have gathered the above-mentioned comprehensive list, it’s time to dive in and get to the cleaning part.

1. Getting Rid Of Dust & Debris

Removing any form of debris, build, or even untangled girt or grim is the first and foremost step you need to follow; otherwise, it can soil the fabric, especially when the microfiber gets wet, which is the last thing you would want.

Use a gentle brush or scrub to flush away dust, and for a more practical approach, you can also use a vacuum cleaner to clean every nook and cranny thoroughly.

Since microfiber fabric is typically very fragile and tends to lose its elasticity and even become worn out, I highly advise you to be careful while using the scrub, especially when using it in a circular motion.

If that isn’t effective, you can also use a lint roller, as it is a great tool for picking up pet hair, lint, and other small debris that can cling to microfiber. A slightly damp brush can help loosen stubborn dirt and debris, but be sure to wring out any excess water before using it on the fabric.

2. Neutralizing Grease

Grease and oil grimes are nemeses of microfiber clothing because they tend to give you a run for your money and require quite a ton of patience in order to be removed effectively.

Fortunately, plenty of drugstores and supermarkets sell isopropyl alcohol at 70% or above concentration, which is a perfect recipe to get rid of such a nuisance without causing it to leave a mark.

However, first, make sure you only use it on an inconspicuous region of the recliner and ensure it doesn’t cause any form of fading or reaction. Then, proceed by filling the spraying bottle and dousing the region where the grease stain is located.

Ensure you wear precautionary gear such as a mask for better breathing and goggles to protect your eyes from getting the volatile particles of alcohol from entering your eyes as it is highly irritant.

Keep on drenching the region and wait till the grease stain is wholly neutralized; for a more thorough cleaning, you can utilize light-pigmented scrub to remove any grit or grime from the area.

3. Dealing With Organic Bits

Dealing with organic matter such as vomit, feces, or urine is an absolute nightmare since it not only stains your furniture but also causes it to produce a stinking stench.

If, by any unfortunate chance, your pet or little one has soiled your microfiber recliner, your best bet is to use white vinegar because not only is it practical for removing organic bits, but it also acts as a natural disinfectant.

The best part is that white vinegar also tends to be a safer approach, isn’t harsh on the fabric, and is less likely to damage your recliner.

While it is safe to assume that white vinegar will surely provide satisfactory results, if by any chance it fails to remove the odor, proceed to the step mentioned below.

There are some instances where vinegar might not be suitable as certain types of microfiber may be sensitive to acidic cleaners like vinegar and may even cause slight discoloration, so it’s important to check the care instructions for your specific fabric.

However, it can also leave a lingering smell, especially if not thoroughly rinsed; in that case, other household products can be used to clean microfibers, such as baking soda or dish soap.

4. Freshen It Up

Brands like Febreze, Renuzit & Glade Fabric Refresher will certainly deliver outstanding results by removing unwanted odors and even making it feel like it’s brand new.

Although you can use baking soda to deodorize your microfiber recliner, it is wise to invest in an aftermarket fabric refresher because it is integrated with enhanced fragrances that are made to last for quite a while and conceal unnecessary stenches.

In other words, not only will you be able to remove your stains but also restore them to their full glory by making them smell like a bunch of flowers.

Just make sure you Before spraying the entire recliner, test the fabric refresher on a small, inconspicuous area to ensure that it doesn’t cause any discoloration or damage.

Also, keep in mind that a little goes a long way with fabric refreshers, so avoid saturating the fabric. A light misting is usually sufficient.

5. Restoring The Tenderness

Everyone knows that a recliner is known for its tenderness and supple padding, which feels soothing to the touch, and if, by any unfortunate chance, it becomes coarse, it undoubtedly loses its value.

You should use a soft bristle scrub brush to fluff up its fabric and use a hair dryer in colder settings to remove any wet particles so that watermarks won’t appear afterward.

Read Also: Reasons To Get A Recliner For Your Home

Bottom Line

Before following these steps on How To Clean A Microfiber Recliner, always make sure you test the items or solvents you are going to use on an inconspicuous region of the recliner. 

Make sure you consult with its customer care support or read its instruction manual to accurately determine the type of chemicals or brush strength it can potentially withstand because an ounce for prevention is better than a pound of cure.

That being said, feel free to comment below if you have any queries in your mind. I would be very obliged to sort them out for you.

Leave a Comment