How To Clean Microfiber Recliner (Pro Guide)

by Andrew Smith| Last Updated: August 4, 2021

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How To Clean Microfiber Recliner

While purchasing your microfiber recliner, you most likely received a sales speech on how resilient, waterproof, hypo-allergenic and durable microfiber fabric is. All these perks are almost unbelievable considering how soft and cuddly the material feels, right? But they are true in many respects.

However, as resilient as this fabric is, it requires occasional cleaning; otherwise, it won’t serve you as long as it should. Fortunately, the cleaning process is easy, quick and quite affordable.

Here are tips and tricks on how to clean a microfiber recliner.

Table of Contents

Before Cleaning Microfiber Recliner

Microfiber fabric comes in different types. Unquestionably, each particular type has different washing instructions.

So how do you tell the type of your microfiber fabric?

Easy! A recliner comes with a care tag sewn on the bottom of the cushion or a leaflet that comes with the package. The tag or pamphlet is a code detailing the type of microfiber on your recliner and its washing procedure.

The code is in form of letters S, W, SW and X. 

How To Clean Microfiber Recliner

How to clean a Code S Microfiber Recliner

What you need


  1. Start by Vacuuming the recliner to get rid of dirt particles and loose debris.
  2. Add some of the solvents into a spray bottle and spray your recliner one section at a time.
  3. Use the cloth to scrub the surface, and soon you’ll notice the dirt come off them. Repeat the process on different parts of your recliner.
  4. Allow the recliner to dry.
  5. Re-fluff the fibres back with the bristle brush.

How to Clean a Code W Microfiber Recliner

What you need


  1. Vacuum the entire recliner to remove dust particles and all the loose debris.
  2. Add water into a small pail, pour, and stir in a bit of shampoo or dish soap.
  3. Dip in your sponge, wring it out and start working on the stain from the outside first to prevent the stain from spreading.
  4. Rinse the cloth and wring it after every few strokes and clean the entire chair.
  5. Rinse the surface with clean water and a clean sponge to get rid of the residual soap.
  6. Allow the chair to dry, then brush the surface to fluff the fabric.

Pro Tip

Always spot test the cleaning agent on a conspicuous part of the recliner to check for any reaction or discoloration. Also, always wipe out spillages immediately.

Also if you have a leather recliner, then follow this leather recliner cleaning guide.

How to Clean Code W-S Microfiber Recliner

What you need


  1. Vacuum your recliner to remove all the loose debris.
  2. Spray each section at a time and then use the sponge to rub off the stains.
  3. Rinse the excess soap off with clean water and a sponge.
  4. Allow the recliner to dry, then use a brush to fluff the fibre and maintain the recliner’s appearance.

Quick Tips

Choose between a solvent-based cleaning agent or a water-based cleaning solution, depending on the kind of stain you intend to clean.

For strong stains such as grease or pen markings, use a solvent-based cleaner. For minor stains like dog drool, ketchup, baby food or mustard, use water and soap.

Related: How to Remove Stubborn Stains From a Recliner

Cleaning Code X Microfiber Recliner


Start by removing the removable cushions and clean out all the junk from every crevice in your recliner. You will be surprised what you can find in the recliners crevices. Then vacuum the chair to get rid of all the dirt.

Quick tips

Consider Instituting a sippy cup or no food on the couch rule to help keep the couch in tip-top shape.


If you want to keep your microfiber recliner looking elegant and classy, you should clean it at least once a month. As you can see from the above guide on how to clean a microfiber recliner, the process is easy and affordable. Remember to read the tag before you clean your recliner.


  • Andrew Smith

    Andrew Smith is the founder of CozySeating, is a father of 2, and an engineer from one of the leading furniture stores in the country. Due to his 10 years of experience, he has proved to be the best person to offer advice to clients regarding different seating furniture based on their needs and performance. Besides, he is a specialist in product reviews and always keeps up with the current trends in the market.

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