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Can You Machine Wash Microfiber Couch Covers?

Updated April 14, 2017

Microfiber couch covers are useful for extending the life and changing the look of furniture without having to replace it. It is possible to machine wash these covers without damaging them as long as adequate care is taken.

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Before Washing

It's important to treat any stained areas and fix any tears before washing a microfiber cover. Stained areas can become ingrained into the fabric if not taken care of before a machine wash, and tears can expand.

Detergent and Care

Microfiber requires a washing detergent manufactured specifically for delicate fabrics. You can wash your microfiber couch covers in the washing machine using cold water on the delicate fabric setting. You should wash the covers alone, without any other linens or clothing.


To dry the couch covers, you should place them in the tumble dryer on the lowest heat setting possible to avoid shrinkage. When you remove the covers from the dryer, lay them out flat or hang them up to dry completely, rearranging them every so often to ensure that they dry evenly.

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About the Author

Adelaide Damoah has been writing since 1995. Her work appears on eHow and she has experience with academic writing, web content, newsletters and news releases. Her expertise includes health and art. Damoah holds a Bachelor of Science in applied biology from Kingston University.

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