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How to Clean Micro Suede

Tammy Clevenger

Microsuede, also known as microfiber, is a fabric often used on furniture because of its durability, as well as its stain resistance and water repellent qualities. Microsuede is constructed from thin strands of polyester fiber and often is made to have the appearance of suede or leather. Generally, microsuede is easy to clean with the right cleaning product. Rubbing alcohol and clear alcohol, such as vodka, are excellent for cleaning small spots. For larger cleaning jobs, microfiber cleaning solutions such as Guardsman Afta and American Home K2R Spot Remover are recommended.

  1. Prepare the area to clean on the microsuede object. Brush the soiled area with a carpet brush or toothbrush to remove any small loose particles.

  2. Pour a small amount of cleaning solvent or alcohol onto the sponge or cloth.

  3. Dab the soiled area of the micro suede piece with the dampened cloth or sponge.

  4. Blot the dampened area with a dry cloth until dry to the touch. Allow the spot to air dry.

  5. Inspect the spot after dry. If more cleaning is needed, repeat the process until the stain has been completely removed.