Search Google for “how to clean a microfiber couch.” Lot’s of results, right?
Read some of them.
Are you overwhelmed yet?
The “consensus” was that cleaning with water is bad because it evaporates too slowly–creating more stains than it removes. The solution is to use alcohol. After hours of scrubbing, dabbing, rescrubbing, re-dabbing, and many curses–if you haven’t fainted from inhaling toxic fumes–you’ll transform the couch to like-new-ness.
Maybe. But that’s only if you can make it that far.
Which I never have.
I think I’ve tried about 63 times to use the alcohol method and never had the patience to finish.
I finally said, “screw that! I don’t care what the ‘experts’ on pinterest say. I’m busting out the steam vac!”
So I pulled out this beauty:
Feeling quite good about my super fast and easy tactic, I tackled the whole couch, soaking the crap out of it and sucking up murky brown liquid.
So where does this myth come from? I’m guessing it’s either the government or the pharmaceutical companies.