Last Updated on February 17, 2023 by Ahmad Shahzad
What is microfiber cloth?
It is a fabric composed of millions of microscopic strands that really are up to 100 times smaller than human hair and manufactured from ultra-fine artificial yarns. A microfibre cloth can hold 7 times its own weight in the water thanks to the large surface area it gains from this.
Cleaning microfiber cloth
- Is it possible to clean microfiber? Yes, as any other fabric, you can wash it at 30 degrees Celsius and iron on low heat if needed. Or just put it in the laundry basket with your regular clothes and run a normal cycle. For more stubborn stains, damage or dirt:
- Mix some mild detergent and water and soak the cloth for 10-15 minutes
- Put some soft soap flakes (e.g. Pears) into the mixture from step 2 –> let sit for another 10-15 minutes
- Rinse several times under running water – do not wring out! If there are still some suds left on the cloth, you can leave it to dry or put a towel in it and squeeze out the excess moisture
- If needed, iron with low heat from the backside of the fabric. If there are still some stains which did not come off after following the steps above:
- Mix up 1 teaspoon of solid laundry detergent (e.g. Persil) and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar with 1 liter cold water
- Soak cloth for 30 minutes in mixture from step 6 – do not wring out! From time to time hold your cloth under running water so that all dirt gets washed away
- Rinse several times under running water all soap is gone – do not wring out!
- Put your cloth in the washing machine and run a normal cycle with laundry detergent (do not use fabric softener!)
If you follow these steps, your microfiber cloth will be like new again
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Use of Microfiber cloth
Microfiber cloths are fabulous cleaning tools that most of us use everyday. They can be machine washed but you need to know some important guidelines if you don’t want them to lose their effectiveness during the cleanings process.
This article covers all steps necessary to properly maintain microfiber cloths; including stains removal, odors elimination and many other tips about keeping these excellent polishing pads in best shape possible while using them repeatedly in different situations. If you want to learn more about microfiber – how they are manufactured and their main characteristics:
How to clean microfiber cloths with easy method?
Microfiber cloths are a popular cleaning tool because they trap dirt and absorb moisture effectively. However, microfiber cloths require regular cleaning to maintain effectiveness like any cleaning tool. Here is an easy method for cleaning microfiber cloths.
The first step is to remove any loose dirt or debris from the microfiber cloth. It can be done outside or over a garbage can to avoid making a mess. Next, rinse the cloth in cold water to remove any remaining dirt and debris.
To clean the microfiber cloth more thoroughly:
- Fill a sink or bucket with warm water and add a small amount of mild detergent.
- Place the microfiber cloth in the soapy water and agitate it gently by hand.
- Avoid fabric softeners or bleach, which can damage the cloth’s fibers.
After the cloth has been washed, rinse it thoroughly in clean water to remove any soap residue. Squeeze out the excess water and then hang the cloth to dry. It is important to avoid using high heat to dry the cloth, as this can damage the fibers and reduce their effectiveness.
Cleaning microfiber cloths is a simple and easy process that can be done with just a few basic steps. Regular cleaning of microfiber cloths can help maintain their effectiveness and prolong their useful life. Following this easy method, your microfiber cloths will be clean and ready to use for your next cleaning task.
Procedure Remarks 1 Wash with mild detergent and softener at 30 degrees C (86 F). For best results do NOT use bleach or fabric softener 2 hand wash or machine hand wash without agitation 3 rinse several times until all soap is gone 4 line dry 5 iron on low heat from the backside of the cloth 6 soak in mild detergent and white vinegar solution for 10-15 minutes 7 rinse several times until all vinegar is gone 8 soak in water + laundry detergent for 30 minutes 9 wash in washing machine at 30 degrees C (86 F) 10 line dry 11 iron on low heat from the backside of the cloth
Removing stains and deodorizing
As you know, microfiber can get stained if it comes into contact with some liquids or solids. Therefore you need to clean them properly to restore their original look and take care that your polishing pads do not get smelly.
This page will teach you several stain removal procedures for different types of stains; including how to remove stains caused by blood, coffee, wine or rust among others. You will learn also learn how to deodorize them so they don’t smell bad either. And yes! You can do all procedures at home.
You have just learned how to clean microfiber cloths using the most popular techniques that work well for most types of cleaning jobs. In my opinion, the best way is to use a combination of water + Amodex bar + vinegar vinegar mixed in 2:1 ratio with lots of rinsing because this method brings you the best results from all available.