I love my microfiber couch – and it was my first “grown-up” purchase in college. However, a couple weeks ago I was watering my plant that hangs in the window above it, and it leaked out onto the arm of my couch. It left a water stain behind so tonight I’m sharing with you my super cheap way to clean it. It requires one ingredient – rubbing alcohol. I bought a big bottle a couple years ago at the dollar store and had barely used it. I poured some into an old spray bottle that had febreze in it at one time. *NOTE-test this out on an inconspicuous spot first to make sure it doesn’t ruin the color of your furniture!*
- I used a stiff bristle cleaning brush to brush off the area before I started to get any excess cat hair or dust out of the way.
- Spray the affected area lightly.
- Take a stiff bristle brush and scrub. I like to make longer sweeping movements that also distributes the alcohol and helps it try faster. Scrub in several directions to agitate the area.
- Let dry. This is where patience comes in to play – you have to let it completely dry.
- Then I use the same brush to buff the area and it is back to normal.
I had read to use the alcohol because it dries fast and doesn’t leave anything behind. I have had good luck with this, however for a deeper stain, or something that isn’t a clear liquid, I might try using some sort of upholstery cleaner or soap to get the spot out.
Thanks for stopping by Gracious Luck! Happy Frugal Friday & Happy Cleaning!