How to Clean Microfibre Cloths

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Washing Microfibre Towels

When washing microfibre cloths, avoid harsh soap, fabric softener or detergent with laundry additives, including fragrances and fabric conditioners. These coat the fibres of the cloth and make them less effective for cleaning. Lightly dusty or dirty microfibre cloths can be hand-washed.


  • Shake out the fabric outdoors or into a trash bag to release excess dirt.
  • Run a basin of cool or warm water.
  • Add cloths and agitate by hand. Hand scrub any heavily stained areas.
  • Soak the cloths for 15 to 20 minutes, then agitate again.
  • Rinse the towels thoroughly under running water.
  • Wring out excess water.

Microfibre cloths can be machine-washed for convenience or if the fabric is excessively dirty or stained. Do not wash microfibre cleaning cloths with other types of fabric.

Other fabrics can ruin the fibres of your microfibre cleaning cloths, abrading the fibres and leaving lint on the microfibre surface. In particular, avoid mixing cotton fabrics with microfibre.


  • Shake the microfibre cloths outdoors or into a trash can to release excess dirt.
  • Machine wash a load of microfibre cloths in cold or warm water. Do not use hot water.
  • If using detergent, choose a gentle detergent with no scent or laundry additives. Use a small amount of detergent, no more than one or two teaspoons.
  • If the microfibre towels have an odor that needs to be eliminated, add a tablespoon of white vinegar to the machine load.
  • Allow the machine to complete half of the agitation cycle, then stop the cycle and allow the load to soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Resume the wash cycle and allow it to complete.

Tip: Unscented detergent may contain additives to cover the scents of soap ingredients, while “free” detergents are generally free of additives such as color, scent or fabric-conditioning ingredients.

We recommend using this dedicated microfibre detergent to reinvigorate the properties of the fibre.

2. Drying Microfibre

We recommend only air-drying and not machine-drying:

  • Shake out the microfiber cloths and hang to dry in direct sunlight.
  • If hanging indoors, make sure you hang them in an area with good air circulation.

For a more detailed approach, refer to the video link below:

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