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How to Clean a Microfiber Couch With Rubbing Alcohol

Durable microfiber couches may take a beating, but as anyone who’s ever spilled a drink about one understands, the material is more prone to watermarks. Cleaning with water or fluid upholstery cleaners might remove dirt, but you are likely to be left with unsightly watermarks. Because rubbing alcohol dries fast, it eliminates dirt without leaving telltale signs.

Vacuum the couch with an upholstery attachment to remove loose dirt.

Pour 1/2 cup of isopropyl rubbing alcohol to get a spray bottle.

Spray a small part of the couch.

Spray a white or white dye-free all-natural sponge with sufficient alcohol to dampen it. Scrub the damp section of this couch vigorously.

Dry the part with a blow dryer set to low heat.

Continue cleaning the couch in small parts, drying each part after scrubbing.

Brush the dry microfiber with a nylon-bristled scrub brush to restore the nap of the fabric.

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