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Static electricity is simply the buildup of electrical charges on the surface of various objects or materials, including certain types of furniture. This buildup results in a spark, a shock, or even objects clinging together. Microfiber is a common fiber for furniture and it is a great conductor for static electricity. However, there are various ways you can get rid of static electricity on furniture.
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Run a humidifier in the rooms where the static electricity affects your furniture. Dry air worsens static electricity. Adding moisture to the air will get rid of static electricity on furniture.
Combine a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray your furniture lightly with the mixture and allow to dry. The vinegar smell will dissipate quickly. Vinegar gets rid of static electricity.
Wipe down your furniture with fabric-softener sheets; these will get rid of static electricity on furniture while adding a pleasant scent.
Spray your furniture with an anti-static product. Check your local grocery store for a fabric spray to specifically get rid of static electricity. Be sure to follow the product's instructions.
If you run a humidifier, be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions so you do not run the risk of creating too much moisture in the room.
If you purchased a stain guard for your furniture from the manufacturer, the use of a white vinegar spray may be ineffective.
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