Static Electricity From Microfiber Furniture

By BBagwell 1

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!

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BJR from Southern Colorado

By kristal 1 Flag

February 1, 2011

I have the same problem with my furniture. I would like to know what I can do as well. If anyone could help us out we would really appreciate it. Thanks so much.

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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

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RE: Static Electricity From Microfiber Furniture

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)

By Jess

RE: Static Electricity From Microfiber Furniture

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

weather months.

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?
Warm regards.

(11/30/2006)

By Carol in PA

RE: Static Electricity From Microfiber Furniture

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)

By Kim

RE: Static Electricity From Microfiber Furniture

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

RE: Static Electricity From Microfiber Furniture

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

RE: Static Electricity From Microfiber Furniture

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)

By Michael

RE: Static Electricity From Microfiber Furniture

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)

RE: Static Electricity From Microfiber Furniture

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

it. (01/24/2009)

By Sarah

RE: Static Electricity From Microfiber Furniture

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

this. (03/13/2009)

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