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.
Moisten a soft cloth with rubbing alcohol or finger nail polish remover.
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.
Apply more rubbing alcohol to the cloth, and rub the stain until the ink is fully removed.
Rub the fabric with an old toothbrush and water if it becomes stiff after cleaning.