If you use your office chair every day for 8 hours, it is a good idea to clean the chair at least once a week. You may need to clean your office chair more often if you work in an environment that gets dirty or sick, such as being around someone who has been ill with the flu.
Cleaning your office chair is easy and takes very little time, so it is worth doing. To clean an office chair, you will need a vacuum cleaner and a soapy solution. These tools are suitable for almost all chair types. Below you can find information about how to clean chairs for different surfaces.
Cleaning and Drying Your Office Chair: 6 Proven Steps
- Empty any items from under or in the seat of the office chair.
- Inspect all parts of your office chair for dirt accumulation, hair, dust or lint build-up, pet hair if applicable, stains, etc.
- You can use a household cleaner to clean the office chair. Spray or wipe the cleaner on, let the cleaner sit for a few minutes, then wipe with a clean cloth or paper towel and dispose of the paper towel. If you are uncomfortable using commercial cleaners on your office chair, you can use vinegar and water as a cleaning solution. Vinegar is very good at cutting through grease and drying quickly, not leaving any residue that could attract dirt.
- Make sure that all parts of your office chair are dry before you use it again. If you have a fan or a hairdryer, you can use either of these to speed up the drying process.
- Take out the chair mat and wipe it down with vinegar or another type of cleaner.
- To prevent dust accumulation on your chair mat, place an office chair cover on the chair mat after you clean it. Most office chair covers have a silicone-based backing to help keep dust and lint off your chair mat, so the cover will be able to stay on all the time.
How To Clean A Mesh Chair
If your mesh chair’s stain is still fresh and not yet baked on, it’s possible to clean it with a steam humidifier. Otherwise, you can follow these steps:
- Remove all the cushions and bottom cover off of the mesh chair
- In a bucket or basin, mix up a solution of warm water and dish soap
- Using your hand or sponge, start washing down the chair. Make sure to get in all the cracks between each rod. Once you’ve done this, clean off any excess soap from the chair and use your wet rag to dry it out
- Replace the bottom cover and cushions on top of it. Give them a good shake to make sure they’re dry before sitting back on them.
How To Clean A Fabric Office Chair
Cleaning a fabric office chair is quick and easy, with the right supplies. Remember to start by vacuuming any loose dirt from the fabric before you try to clean it. To remove stains, dampen a cloth with either water or mild soap solution and rub in circles over the stain. Use a clean rag to wipe off any remaining residue after you finish rubbing.
To disinfect your chairs, mix up one part vinegar with two parts water in each container (you’ll need two containers). Put both containers on separate sides of the chair and pour half of one into each container (again, remembering that you’ll need two containers). Then, pour half of the other into each.
This is called a 50/50 solution and works well for disinfecting while only using two bottles. To learn what type of cleaning solution to use on different fabrics, check out the fabric’s tag.
How To Clean A Leather Office Chair
Cleaning your leather office chair is an essential part of maintaining the health of your lungs when using a cloth or paper towel to wipe up any dust that has settled around the base and on armrests.
If you are concerned about how dirty your leather office chair gets, the best thing is to take it outside and give it a good scrub using a brush or an old toothbrush dipped in water.
The base and wheels should be cleaned as well. It is essential to clean your leather office chair regularly, such as every two months or at the very least once a year.
If necessary, use a damp cloth with soap and water to wipe away dust from your leather office chair. Take care not to leave any moisture behind after cleaning your leather office chair with soap and water. Let it air-dry so that it doesn’t leave any mildew behind.
Leather should never be polished unless you are cleaning an antique piece of furniture; this is not recommended for soft or new leather.
You should never use aerosol sprays to dust your leather office chair as this could damage the material. You can use a dry cloth and then let it air-dry. If you are concerned about using furniture polish, you should only use a soft cloth dipped in the polish to wipe away any dirt or oil accumulated on the surface of your leather office chair. Do not leave any leftover polishing material on your leather furniture item.
How To Clean A Plastic Office Chair
Plastic chairs are notoriously easy to clean, but to make things easier for you, we’ve put together a few quick and universal tips:
- If there’s just dirt or dust on the seat or arms of the chair, wipe them down with a wet cloth and dry them off thoroughly.
- Clean spills away before they have a chance to seep into the fabric and become difficult to remove. Just spot clean any surfaces that have been soiled with water or other fluids using soap and water or detergent diluted in cold water. Dry it with paper towels afterward.
- If they’re terrible, then you can spot clean the spots with a magic eraser and then wipe down the chair with soapy water and a rag.
- To clean fabric, use a small amount of mild detergent and lukewarm water.
- Do not soak your chair in water or leave it wet for any period, as this will ruin the glue that holds the fabric to the frame.
How Do You Clean A Fabric Office Chair?
How Do You Clean A Smelly Office Chair?
How Do You Deep Clean A Chair?
1. Apply warm soapy water to the fabric. If any dirt remains on the soiled area after scrubbing, use a bit of natural granular detergent mixed with some hot water (as instructed on the product’s packaging).
2. Use a dry, clean dishcloth or cloth rag to wipe off the fabric of all remaining soap suds.
3. Vacuum the surface of the fabric.
4. Cleanse leather furniture with a mild leather cleaner and a soft brush, then vacuum thoroughly and spot-clean any stains that have already appeared.
5. Let chairs dry, then use as always.