How to clean an office chair?

How to clean an office chair? If you want to be vigilant about it then keep a cleaning regime and clean the office chairs every week.
If you are in your home office, then your office chair is less likely to be dirty but still without cleaning there will be a layer of dust.

How to clean an office chair? If you want to be vigilant about it, then keep a cleaning regime and clean the office chairs every week.

If you are in your home office, then your office chair is less likely to be dirty but still without cleaning there will be a layer of dust.

how to clean an office chair

Here are the steps on How to clean an office chair easily in India


  1. Use Vacuum cleaner.
  2. Use a microfiber cloth/duster
  3. Use Detergent
  4. Spot Clean


Vacuum and dust off the entire chair

Vacuum all the furniture, floors, walls, ceiling, and all the corners. Yes, ideally you should clean the entire room, so your chair does not get caught.

And while cleaning your room cover the chairs with a cloth.

Use a duster or can of compressed air to clean hard-to-reach areas. If you do not have compressed air, flip the chair upside down and use a cloth to clean the areas.

A little dusting does a lot if you do it weekly.

If you have a strong vacuum cleaner, then it will suck out the dirt from the small holes of the mesh chair easily.

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Use a detergent to wipe the chair clean

Use cloth cleaning detergent in water to make a solution. Then soak a cloth in it and wipe the chair. This works best for the plastic/fiber and metal parts of the chair. For the mesh, you are better with a vacuum cleaner.

You should let the chair dry before you can use it again.

Clothing cleaning detergents are great for mesh or fabric-based chair materials. They can remove the toughest of stains.

But you have to rube carefully, so you do not accidentally damage the mesh chair.


Spot-treat stains with Detergent or Rubbing Alcohol

Sometimes detergent is not effective at removing stains from fabric. It will only remove stains that are present on the surface of the fabric, and some stains, like ink or cutting chair, just won’t come out.

You can use an alcohol-based cleaner to remove some stains, but most stains require a chemical agent to remove them.

If you have stains on your favorite chair, TIDE, surf excel might help. Or you can try nail polish remover for tough stains on metal as well.

Clean the wheels

The wheels of office chair get stuck all the time. Be it long hairs, paper, or just dust. You have to use your fingers wrapped around tissue paper to clean the wheels.


How to Prevent making your office chair Dirty!

Don’t eat on the chair

Don’t eat your lunch at your desk. When you work for long periods of time, it can be hard to stop and take a break. Instead, take a walk around the block or sit down and have a proper lunch in a more relaxing environment.

No eating on your chair means it will get less dirty.

Clean your office chair as soon as a spill occurs. A spill on your office chair can be easily prevented by cleaning it up as soon as it occurs. A dropped soup or coffee? Just dab (don’t rub) the stain with a damp rag.


Dealing With Spills

Try to use a dry cloth to try to absorb any spilled liquids.

Do not rub the stains. Simply blot them out using a clean cloth. Rubbing on the spill might make it worse.

Once you are done with it, you should use spot cleaning with rubbing alcohol or detergents.


Work from a Clean environment!

If your work environment is clean and tidy then there is less likely a chance of dirt, spilled tea or just dust from walks or spider webs falling on chairs.


Use a Cover

If it is a leather chair, use a towel or cloth to place it on the chair. This will not let the chair go too hot and will also soak up a sweat if any. 

For mesh chairs, you do not need towels for sweating, but surely a cover will protect it better.


Save the wheels!

To save the wheels from getting clogged, you should clean your room floor often. A dusty floor of a home office is not healthy for living or working.


How to clean specific office chairs?

Tips for Cleaning a Mesh Office Chair


Dish soap/Clothing Detergent and warm water are the best cleaners for mesh office chairs. If your chair can be cleaned with a water-based cleaner, then dish soap and water will do. If your chair can be dry-cleaned only, then you can opt for a shop-bought upholstery cleaner or lemon juice and baking soda will work.

Lemon juice and baking soda can be used to stay chemical-free but in my opinion chemical-free means it might not work for all the stains and will not possibly work for most of us.


Tips for Cleaning a Leather Office Chair

Cleaning a leather chair is easier.

Leather does absorb oils from your body. But low-quality leather or those faux leathers on cheap chairs do get damaged within a year or two. Especially for those low-cost gaming chairs.

Mild detergent is great for cleaning leather or faux leather. Or you can use a clean cloth dampened with water to clean the overall chair.


Tips for Cleaning a Plastic Office Chair

You should use a mixture of dish soap and water to clean your plastic office chair. If the chair is very dirty, add a few more drops of soap to the cleaning mixture. Wipeout stains with a damp cloth until clean.



I hope this helps you guys out there. In this article, we have tried to give you the answer to your office chair cleaning queries. You can clean your office chairs with regular water and soap or even vinegar, but if you have the budget, you can get the best quality office chair cleaner for office chairs.

Ref: Cleaning tips for chairs

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