How to increase height of office chair

If you have an office chair giving you trouble when you try to adjust the height, you may want to read to the end of this article. This phenomenon can be quite annoying and frustrating, especially for people in the workplace. 

Not only does it make you look inferior when having a meeting, but it also has negative connotations for the health of your back. You may not have the instruction booklet on you, or the chair has somewhat jammed. 

There are many reasons why your office chair may not be able to increase in height. In this article today, we are going to look at a few procedures that you can try following to fix this problem.  

Different methods you can try.

Try the hand controls.

This is the first point of call that one can attempt to raise an office chair’s height. It is widespread across different types of office chairs worldwide that there is a lever on the right to lift off the chair, allowing you to raise the chair’s height. If you do not see a lever, then most likely, there is a knob which is to be turned. 

This knob works by expanding and releasing the pressure on the cylinder of the chair. Bear in mind that the chair will only rise if there is no weight on it, and this is how you adjust the chair’s height. A good thing to try would be to sit on the chair and pull the lever, bringing the chair right to the bottom or its lowest point. 

From here, you can begin to release your weight from the chair slowly, and the chair should start to chase you going upwards.  When you have found the height you want, then immediately release the lever or tighten the knob. This will allow the chair to store the seating position that you prefer. 

Armrest adjustments

Different chairs offer the user the ability to adjust the height of the armrests. Sometimes it might be possible that your chair height does not need to increase but rather the armrests. If you are looking for a more significant presence when someone comes for a meeting in the office, then indeed, you need to adjust the chair height. 

However, if you were looking for an improvement in the chair’s comfort, which should lead to productivity improvements, you may need to consider merely adjusting the armrests. This is important for people who spend a large amount of time at the desk typing. 

You need to ensure that at least your armrests are around 90 degrees between you and the table. This will allow for improved posture as well as fewer muscle strains. The same way to adjust the chair’s height is the same way you adjust the armrests. Look for a level that should be on either side of the chair and pull on that.  

Get a footrest.

It is quite the case for many employees today that their desk is relatively high, meaning that their chair must be positioned at an increased height. This may, however, have complications for shorter people because their feet do not touch the ground. 

In such a case, an excellent option to consider would be to purchase a foot wrist. This is a little stool or step that one can use to have their feet positioned well and comfortably. It will also increase the general height of the person and give them some stability in their day-to-day work. 

Having a footrest is essential because it allows you to improve your posture. Earlier, we discussed the 90-degree posture, which is the same as the feet, and it is for the arms. 

How Long it will take.

This is a one-person job and does not require any genuine professional assistance unless the chair itself has faulty mechanisms. If the chair is working fine and all you need to do is adjust the height, this can be done in a few minutes. 

However, it is possible that you might not be heavy enough to push the chair down or up. Therefore you can make use of some books or ask a coworker to come through and help you out. 

Expected Results

The chair should be parallel to the desk in such a way that your arms can work at a 90-degree angle. This means that your chair should be close to the height of your elbows whilst they are fully bent. 

You should be able to straighten your back completely to improve your posture whilst still feeling comfortable. Your feet should also be positioned at a comfortable angle and resting on something.   

Things to look out for

Be careful not to break any of the chair lifting mechanisms whilst trying to adjust the height of the chair. If you have the wrong lever in mind and try to force the chair open, this may completely break the chair. Avoid doing this because it may break the chair in a particular position, meaning that the height can never be changed again unless you send the chair for professional repairs. Many people get frustrated when they try and adjust their chair’s size and end up yanking on the levers, thereby breaking them. 


In the end, you want to achieve this process in a calm and organized manner. These chairs have been designed to be comfortable for the user. Therefore you should not accept something that is not comfortable for you. Often there is a simple solution to raising your chair height, and all that you need to do is deal with the armrests or the height lever. 

These are the two most common and simple ways to adjust your chair height. If you have adjusted your chair height and still do not feel comfortable, then you can consider buying a footrest. It is essential to do so because your posture must always be protected. The workplace is where you spend a large amount of your time, and if you are uncomfortable, you will only hurt yourself. 

How to fix a squeaky chair? A Quick and Easy Method

There is no question about how annoying a squeaky chair can be. It is a sound that we often only notice after a long time. Once it starts, it never ends. This has many people questioning whether this is the end of their journey with that chair. It is that annoying. 

Imagine trying to have a serious conversation in the office context, and every other minute there is an annoying squeak popping up. You should be aware that squeaking is the sound of the end. A chair will first begin to squeak, and then it will start to creak. After a bit of creaking, the chair will eventually crack. 

Therefore, while it is still in the initial squeaking stage, taking care of the problem is very important to save the chair. At some point, it may be too late to make these repairs.  Fortunately, there are many ways that we can fix a chair that is now squeaking. In this article, we will be considering a few of these methods and the results that they can provide you. Let us begin. 

List of things that you may need to use:

  1. Multiple screwdrivers to deal with any screw size.
  2. Tissue or a cloth
  3. Sandpaper to handle any rust on the chair.
  4. Oil lubricant of any kind


  1. First, we want to identify where the noise is coming from. A chair is made of several different parts, and any one of these joints could be responsible for the squeaking. The first point of call you can attend to is to check the bolts and screws. A loose bolt or screw can be a notorious noisemaker. Often as the screws get loose, the joints can no longer stick so closely together. This makes them weaker, and therefore they begin to squeak. Grab a screwdriver and tighten every single screw or bolt on the chair. If you still have it, it would be essential to get the user manual for the chair. This will give you a detailed outlay of where each screw is situated. 
  1. If you have completed step one and did not manage to solve the problem, we move on. The next point of call for you would be to clean any rust on the chair you can see. Rust is known to cause squeaking because of the lack of lubrication. If you can see any rust with your direct eye, then you can grab a piece of sandpaper and begin to send it out. Rust is like a disease, and it will spread. It is, therefore, better for you to take care of it while it is still in the early stages.  
  2. When you have dealt with all the rust, you have to lubricate the chair again. If you go to your local hardware store, you can ask them for any chair lubricant. It is not vital which one to get the joints that were rusted moving again you find a way to get the joints. Grab a piece of tissue and wipe over the rusted areas that you have sent it. Try not to put too much, just a light coating. This will help prevent the oil from solidifying during winter. You should do this process outside or in the workshop. You mustn’t do this in an environment that is too cold because the chair grease may not go all the way to the difficult-to-reach places. 

How Long it will take.

This process should take you between one day and one week. Depending on which method you choose, some require more complicated steps than the others. This will also indicate how bad the problem is and how close your chair is to needing replacement. 

If you merely need to tighten up the bold, this process should not take you longer than an hour. If you need to deal with rust and lubrication issues, this may take you up to a whole week to fully repair the chair.

Expected Results

In the end, you should expect that you can press more weight than you usually do on the chair without it squeaking. If you sit on the chair and a tiny squeak remains, you have not solved the problem. 

Many people think it is okay to stop because they have lessened the pain but remember that squeaking is a disease that will continue to worsen. It is essential that you repaired the chair until you cannot hear anything at all. Do not worry about the extra work because often, once you have identified the problem solving, it should not take very long. 

Things to look out for

You should be careful not to remove or lose any necessary screws and bolts. Ensure that you have a little cup when you are working on the chair that you use to store all the nails. 

People are notorious for losing these when working on their chairs. You want to pay attention to where the sound is coming from. Identifying the noise’s location will be crucial for you to repair the chair quickly. Otherwise, you will simply be working blind.  

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To conclude this article, it is essential it is to deal with a squeaky chair at the initial stages. This can only spiral out of control and begin to cause problems for you in the future if not dealt with early enough. It is also important not to get too comfortable once you have repaired the squeak if it is not entirely gone. 

Many people fall into the trap of giving up once they have reduced the squeak but not got rid of it altogether. The problem will only continue to come back. Depending on how severe the pain is, you may only be working for close to an hour, or it may take you a whole week to handle the chair. 

How to stop a leather chair from peeling? The Household Item Method

A leather chair is a trendy item of furniture that can be found in many households worldwide. They are great companions in summer and winter, having the ability to maintain their temperature regardless of the environment. 

Unlike genuine leather, faux leather is not as durable, and therefore you can expect that the leather will begin to peel over time. If you combine this expected decaying of the couch with the antics usually provided by children and pets, you end up with the real problem on your hands. I get tired of looking at a sofa that is not in good shape. 

This is the focal point of your living room, and therefore when it is out of order, it feels like your life is out of order. Fortunately, in this article, we will be talking about what you can do to repair and reduce any future damage to your leather chair. We shall begin by discussing what you need to gather around the table and then investigate a step-by-step process to repair and protect leather chairs. Shall we begin?

List of things that you may need to use:

  1. Leather Cleaner
  2. Acrylic Leather Paint
  3. Plastic/ Wooden Disposable Knife
  4. Sharp Metal Knife
  5. Hairdryer
  6. Cup to mix

Step by Step Process.

  1. The first thing we want to do is to scrape off all the leather that has begun to peel from the leather chair. To do this, we shall get a sharp knife and begin to scrape. While doing so, we are careful not to remove or cut the material behind the leather. It is recommended that you peel it off for the more significant pieces, but for the smaller ones, you can scrape them with a knife. We wish to achieve this objective by opening a symmetrical hole enough to be plugged in with the paint. 
  2. At this point, we will want to clean the leather. This is important to allow the leather pant to settle evenly. Having dirt or dust would cause the leather paint problems while it tries to dry. 
  3. At this point, you can take a cloth and begin to clean the leather. You can buy leather cleaner at your local hardware store. It is relatively cheap.
  4. We shall now mix the paints we intend to use on the leather. I would recommend in this scenario; you get a plastic cup that you would not mind disposing of because it would not be sanitary to reuse this cup after the process. Ensure that the cup is quite significant because you do not want this mixture of ingredients to spill. It can become an absolute nightmare to remove off a carpet or tiles. 
  5.  Now you want to grab your acrylic leather paint. On this part, people can decide, depending on their couch color, whether to mix multiple colors or just use one full color. Depending on your leather color, you may end up having to mix two colors, i.e., black and brown, to achieve the color you want to see. Some people even use a third additional leather paint to provide that gloss you often find with faux leather. This third coat of paint is also suitable for protecting the leather chair in the future. 
  6. When you are done mixing all the leather paints take a plastic and wooden knife and paint over the areas that we scraped off. Ensure that you are painting evenly and do not add more color to one section than another. 
  7. When you have painted the leather couch, you can leave it to dry. If you live in a busy household and you suspect that the moment you leave the living room, your children will begin to play on the couch, then you can blow dry it. Taking a hairdryer and going over the paint for at least 15 to 20 minutes should give you a head start in the race to dry it before it can be broken again.

How Long it will take.

This process should take you about an hour. It is not a very complicated process; what will take up a significant amount of time is mainly the drying process. Suppose you want the chair to dry faster than you will have to dry it down with a hairdryer. You can also consider doing this process in the sun which will also speed up the drying efforts.

Expected Results

You can expect that the part of the damaged leather chair will now be well glossed over and look almost brand new. You should not tell the difference between the area you have patched up and the rest of the chair if you manage to choose your paint correctly. This method, I understand, can be complicated because sometimes, when leather paint dries, it changes color a little bit.

Things to look out for

We must remember this paint is very durable and difficult to get off. Ensure that you do not get any on yourself or the carpet when you are working. It will become an absolute nightmare to get rid of. 


In conclusion, you will need to be very precise and delicate with your couch to complete this process. Make sure to clean it thoroughly and scrape off any of the old bits of leather you wish to get rid of. At this point, you can mix your various leather paints to achieve the color you want to. 

If you are worried that the color will not come out as you wish, then only paint a tiny section, and wait for it to dry. At this point, you can expect the leather to dry and look close enough to its original color.