How to Get Marker Stains Off of a Microfiber Couch

Microfiber is a synthetic material commonly used in upholstery, apparel and cleaning cloths and mops. The material can be made to look like leather or suede making it a favorite choice for furniture. Microfiber is durable and repels water, allowing most spills to easily be cleaned up. Marker and ink stains are a little more difficult to remove when they make their way into the fabric. You can use a few common household items to treat and remove marker stains.

Step 1

Moisten a soft cloth with rubbing alcohol or finger nail polish remover.

Step 2

Rub the alcohol into the stain by moving the cloth in a circular motion over the marker stain. Do not apply too much pressure as this will push the ink further into the couch. For larger stains, clean a small amount of the material at a time, and allow the microfiber to completely dry between each application.

Step 3

Apply more rubbing alcohol to the cloth, and rub the stain until the ink is fully removed.

Step 4

Rub the fabric with an old toothbrush and water if it becomes stiff after cleaning.