How To Clean Microfiber Fabric
The first step to clean microfiber fabric is to remove as much of the surface dirt and dust as is possible before applying any cleaning agents. This can be most easily accomplished by agitating the fabric with a soft brush followed by gently vacuuming the material to be cleaned. This quick and simple measure can eliminate a good deal of the dirt present and prevent it from being pushed into the fabric when cleaners are applied.
Since water of any kind should not be used on microfiber fabric this reduces the range of possible cleaning agents to just a few, namely alcohol or mineral spirits. Most janitorial supply companies will sell the proper cleaning solvents to nonprofessionals at a reasonable price and the time and effort to obtain the appropriate cleaner is well spent. These cleaners often possess an optical brightener that cannot be obtained otherwise and can make your microfiber fabric look nearly new again.
After obtaining a professional grade microfiber fabric cleaner it is a simple task to place a small amount on a clean rag and gently dab the entire piece of fabric, followed by dabbing the fabric with a dry cloth to absorb dirt and excess moisture. During this process it is important to resist the urge to rub stains as it only serves to push the dirt deeper into the fabric. While this process can be a bit labor intensive at times your patience will undoubtedly show in the results.
Many professional cleaning agents for microfiber fabric that are extremely expensive or are badly stained it is always a good idea to enlist the aid of a professional upholstery cleaner because there are processes and equipment to clean yourselfers. The most common of these is a professional dry cleaning machine which in most instances requires training and certification.