Day 270 – Cleaning Microfiber

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A few weeks ago, I had a pen go through the washing machine. Yeah. It was great. Even better, I didn’t realize it until after everything went through the dryer. I was desperate to find something to help me remove the stains. Sadly, Pinterest wasn’t there to save me. I managed to find something in my Google searches though. Rubbing alcohol can remove pen stains. It took some patience, but it worked! Along those same lines, rubbing alcohol can also be used to clean your microfiber. Our microfiber couches are dark brown so they hide a lot, but our dining room chairs are another story. The little man’s chair is a complete mess.



You will need some rubbing alcohol and white rags or sponges. These absolutely need to be white. If not, the color will transfer right onto your microfiber. Saturate the stains in rubbing alcohol, then rub. If these are ink stains, you will want to dab and not rub. You’ll just smear the stain if you rub. You should see the dirt and grime come right off onto your rag or sponge.

You’ll see that there are still two small stains near the front of the chair, so I’m going to hit them again and see if I can get rid of them. Overall, I was pretty happy with the results.

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  1. A pen in the laundry….I’ve had that happen before too! Isn’t it an awful feeling when you realize that an entire load of laundry has just been ruined? At the time, Pinterest was a decade in the future…so no help there. I knew the alcohol in hairspray could get ink off of the back of photos (back in my school days, people exchanged wallet size photos and signed the back…do kids still do that?) Anyway, my husband had a couple bottles of hairspray brands he didn’t like in the back of the bathroom closet. I put them to good use! I’m guessing the rubbing alcohol would work better, and not be so sticky when you’re done! I’ll have to remember that. Thanks for posting!

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