We just purchased a microfiber sofa and love seat. The static electricity is out of control! Does anyone know what I can do about this? I called the manufacturer and they said they've never heard of this problem and they had no suggestions for me. Any help is greatly appreciated!
BJR from Southern Colorado
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We just purchased a microfiber sofa and love seat. The static
electricity is out of control! Does anyone know what I can do
about this? I called the manufacturer and they said they've
never heard of this problem and they had no suggestions for me.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
BJR from Southern CO
I'm wondering if your house is very dry or if you live in a
dry area. Sometimes this can cause a lot of static electricity.
You could try a humidifier in that room. I'm thinking about
panty hose, and how you can use hair spray or fabric softener
sheets to get rid of static cling, but I don't know if you
want to try that on your new furniture! (11/29/2006)
I suggest you try running a humidifier during the winter months
if you live in a cold climate. If you live in a warm climate and
have central air, I think you'd run it during the warm
I'd try that before I tried a product like Static Guard.
Also, I've heard that if you run a wire coat hanger over
your skirt it won't cling to your slip. It might work for your
furniture as well.
I'm thinking the problem isn't with the fabric used on
the furniture, but rather the stuffing, if it is polyester.
Do you have carpets? Have you checked to ensure it isn't the
carpet causing this problem?
By Carol in PA
We just moved to Colorado Springs from San Antonio, and just
bought a microfiber couch. Yikes! I never knew furniture could
hold so much static! In doing a bit of research the best idea
I've found is to mix 1 tablespoon liquid fabric softener to
1 spray bottle of water and mist your carpet and furniture.
I'm going out to get some now! (01/30/2007)
About four years ago we bought a new micro fiber sofa. It was
delivered to the house wrapped in 'plastic wrap'. That
was great to keep the sofa clean during shipping. But, when I
peeled it off, a huge amount of static was created. Without
thinking, I bought a can of Static Guard and applied it
according to the instructions. Worked perfectly! In the ensuing
four years, I have never felt the need to reapply. (BTW: found
the post while searching on cleaning micro fiber. I'm
washing my covers in the machine now). (03/06/2007)
By Greg in VT
I posted the original concern with our furniture. Thanks for all
the help. We are in a really dry area, so I got our humidifier
going, and I also took a dryer sheet and rubbed it all over the
couch and loveseat. When I feel the static coming back, I
usually turn the humidifier back on and if it's really
staticy I rub it again with a dryer sheet, which I've only
had to do a couple of times over the last few months. It usually
really helps the problem. (03/10/2007)
By BJR from Southern CO
I used no name brand dryer sheets and it worked perfectly. The
sheets even removed cat hairs while I was at it! (03/17/2007)
Like many of the other readers here, the manufacturer of our
sectional told us we were unique in the static electricity
problem three years ago when we bought it. When we had it
professionally cleaned a few weeks ago the static dramatically
dropped off after the tech included a special softening agent in
the rinse to make sure the fabric didn't dry stiff.
I just happened to come upon this website looking for static-free hairbrushes (we live in a dry area). I will definitely use
the fabric softener in a spray-bottle hint for my sectional,
plus a softener sheet around my hairbrush. Who knew there could
be so many "unique" situations? I really don't
know why my cats are not bald already, the amount of hair that
I've been brushing off that couch. (11/01/2008)
I have used Static Guard on my couch and wahla the static is
gone! You can get it at places like Target or Walmart in the
laundry area. I used to use it on my clothes all the time so I
thought I would see if you could use it on upholstery too. Well
you can. There are directions right on the can on how to use
I just received my new microfiber latte couches and they are
full of static. So I go online to this website and looked up
everyone's tips. The only tip that works, go to CVS, Target,
Walmart, whatever and buy Static Guard and a humidifier. This
works. I loaded my couches with Static Guard and turned my
humidifier on. First off the Static Guard not only helps with the
static, but it also helps "stain proof" your couches.
This is the best advice I ever got. Thank you.
Oh, PS I would not use the fabric softener and water, it can
and will put little spots on your couch. I would not recommend
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