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Microfiber Suede Upholstery Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: May 27, 2021
Microfiber Suede Upholstery Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Microfiber suede is made of polyester fibers. The finely divided fibers form a fabric that mimics natural suede, but it is not as delicate. Microfiber suede upholstery (also known as microsuede) resists staining and absorption, making it easier to both clean and keep clean over a long period of time. Vacuum your microfiber suede upholstery regularly to prevent dirt and debris from getting deep into the fibers and ruining the look of your furniture. With proper care, you can keep your microfiber suede furniture looking its best.

However, if you have created a stain on your microfiber suede upholstery, don't worry. oneHOWTO is here to provide the most effective microfiber suede upholstery cleaning tips and tricks.

You'll need:

  • Brush vacuum
  • Container for water
  • Dish soap, mild
  • Cloth
  • Towel
  • Soft bristle brush
You may also be interested in: How to Clean Sofa Upholstery

Steps to follow:


Vacuum the microfiber suede upholstery first. Use the head with brush bristles so that it can remove any dried on bits of food or whatever the stain may be.


Fill a bowl with 2 cups of lukewarm water and drop in two to three drops of a mild dish soap. Dawn dish soap is a great product as it is as gentle as it is effective. It also won't cause damage to the microsuede.


Dip a cloth in the solution and wring out the excess water. Wipe off any stains or spills on the microfiber suede upholstery. You do not want to rub the stain downwards as it can damage the microfibers. Instead, rub the cloth in concentric circular motions to get the best result and to protect the fake suede.


Dry the damp suede with a clean towel to remove any excess moisture. Again, do not rub the microfiber hard or you will damage the microfiber. In an effort to get out the stain, many people work too hard and end up damaging the material. Allow the suede to air dry completely. Do not use a hairdryer or similar hot air device as it can wrinkle the suede.


Brush dry the microfiber suede upholstery with a soft bristle brush to restore softness. Your microfiber suede upholstery should be clean and looking good as new. This will be just as effective on your car upholstery as it is on your home furniture.

Although our tips and tricks for cleaning microsuede are effective, you should always check the upholstery manufacturer's guidelines. They will let you know if there is a special microsuede cleaner you will need to use or if there are any products you need to avoid.

If you have some cleaning needs for other synthetic materials, our article on how to fix a peeling faux leather jacket can be of help. If you have some real suede you need cleaned, our article on how to clean a suede jacket could be of use.

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