Look at those before pictures, pretty gross right? Well that is what our microfiber sofa looked like after 4 years of wear. I have done some light spot scrubbing with a wet rag before but never a serious clean. I kept seeing a pin on Pinterest popping up on how to clean a microfiber couch with isopropynol, sounds risky doesn't it? I thought so, but after Penny was born I got desperate, I did not want her lying on this nasty couch of ours. The pin linked to this blog.
While Penny was settled in her crib for a long nap, I quickly got to work since the blog warned that the odour can be pretty intense but it doesn't linger long. So I just followed the instructions using a clean white sponge, isopropynol in a spray bottle and clean white bristle brush. Oh, and I won't forget my hulk arm, holy shit..do you ever have to scrub long and hard. This job was not easy, I was sweating up a storm. I needed to take a few breaks to catch a breather from both the smell and the pain I was in!!
The area which was really tough was the seams, I still don't think it came out perfect but still a whole lot better than it was.
After spraying and scrubbing, the areas still look wet but they dry up quick (which is the reason behind the isopropynol and not water). After it dries, it's time for the bristle brush to smooth out and blend the areas which were cleaned. I am not 100% satisfied with this method but it works good enough without paying for a steam cleaner, which I am not even sure would work. I am already planning on doing another spot cleaning where Penny has had a few spit ups.
Make sure to refer to the original blog linked for the step by step procedure and FAQs.