How to Clean Microfibre Compendiums

Cleaning Tricks

Leather compendiums featuring the company logo have become a business staple because they are functional, appealing products that exude executive style and professionalism. However, if your department has budgetary limits a fantastic alternative is to substitute leather compendiums with microfibre compendiums.

What are Microfibres?

Microfibers are synthetic fibers usually made from polyamides and polyester. They have actually been around since the 1950s but it is only in the past decade that they have been used for upholstery, apparel, cleaning products and even industrial filters. Because they are soft, durable and can easily repel water, it is not surprising that they have been adapted for use in compendiums as well. Microfibre compendiums are durable, smart-looking and able to be adapted to suit most budgets.

Cleaning Your Microfiber Compendiums

Because microfibre compendiums are carried with staff all day and put on top of a variety of surfaces, they are at risk of attracting dirt. Ink stains and coffee spills are just some of the additional risks posed to compendiums and folios in the office. Luckily, even if your microfibre compendium gets filthy, its surface is designed to be easy to clean. Generally all you need is a soft-bristled brush to get rid of dust and dirt, but for stains here are some removal techniques:

  1. Use dry detergent and a soft bristle brush. Use a hand vacuum to remove the excess detergent.
  2. Spray some Lysol on the stain then blot using clean cloth.
  3. Make a solution of baking soda and water. Apply to stain and wipe clean after a couple of minutes.
  4. Spray some isopropyl alcohol on a clean towel and then gently rub the stain with the towel.
  5. Dampen greasy stain with mild dish soap. Rinse by blotting with wet cloth.

We also recommend having some baby wipes handy on your desk so that you can immediately try to remove any stains before they set.