How to Remove Wax From a Microfiber Couch

Kaye Wagner

Microfiber couches look expensive and resemble suede leather, but are less expensive and easier to clean. Some microfiber couches, however, can become permanently marred if you use water to clean it. Luckily, removing wax from a couch does not require you to put water directly on to the couch.

Microfiber couches can look as expensive as suede.


Avoid candles dripping on your couch by not putting them on the wall or on shelves above the couch and by always using candle holders or coasters.

  1. Let the wax cool completely until it is no longer soft.

  2. Put ice in a zip top bag. Place the bag over the wax so that it becomes brittle. This will make it easier to remove.

  3. Dislodge the wax with the edge of a credit card. Because the wax is brittle, it should come off easily in one piece. Do not use any metal or sharp utensils to remove the wax as you risk putting a hole in your couch.

  4. Mix one cup of water with one tablespoon of mild liquid dishwashing detergent if the wax has transferred color to the couch. Mix with an egg beater until generous amounts of suds form.

  5. Apply only the suds to the couch with a dry and clean sponge. Rub the suds into the couch to remove the wax stain. While the suds contain some water, the amount is minimal and is not enough to damage the microfiber.

  6. Allow the couch to air dry thoroughly.

  7. Brush the microfiber couch with a suede brush to restore the nap and to remove any dust or debris particles that have become lodged in the couch fibers.