How to clean a cloth office chair

How to clean a fabric chair

Water-Based Solution Method:

  • Use the brush attachment for the vacuum and remove any debris from the chair. Be consistent in your movement and move slowly until your cover the whole surface.
  • We are using a natural water-based solution to help preserve the fabric. This mixture will combine six tablespoons of lemon juice, six tablespoons of baking soda, and one glass of warm water. You can also substitute baking soda for dish soap if you prefer.
  • Make sure the cloth is thoroughly soaked and then wrung out before you begin to dab all over your office chair. A sponge could also be convenient in this scenario. 
  • Allow your chair to air dry for 12 hours.

What you need

  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Brush Attachment
  • Baking Soda
  • Dish Soap
  • Warm Water
  • Cloth
  • Lemon Juice

How to remove stain from fabric office chair

To remove a specific stain from a fabric chair, you must use baking soda. Placing a teaspoon of baking soda over the stain and a tablespoon of water is the first stage. Allow this mixture to simmer for about 20 minutes. After this, you can come with a cloth and begin to wipe off the medicine. Try to scrub from side to side for about 5 minutes to penetrate stubborn stains.

How to dry wet office chair

Blow Dry the chair

You can use a blow dryer machine if you wish to dry your office chair very quickly. This choice might not be the most practical option because of the noise concerns within the workplace.


This is the most organic and effective method that you can use to dry out your office chair. Leaving your chair in the sun for about five hours will help sanitize and dry the chair.

How to deep clean a fabric office chair

Five tablespoons of lemon juice, half a cup of vinegar, and one glass of warm water. This natural mixture has excellent cleaning capacity and will allow your sofa to be deep cleaned and refreshed.

How to clean a mesh office chair

Mesh chairs are very aerated and need specific tools to be cleaned.

Tools Needed

  • Brush Attachment
  • Hot Soapy Water
  • Cloth
  • Vacuum Cleaner

Steps to a clean mesh chair

  • Deep vacuum the entire chair to remove all the deep-rooted dirt.
  • Create a well-balanced solution that makes use of hot water and dishwashing soap.
  • Avoid drowning the chair in this solution. Instead, ensure that you wring out the cloth and wipe the entire mesh section of the chair well. 
  • It would help if you also cleaned the chair’s legs to prevent dust from building up.
  • It would be best to allow the chair up to 8 hours to dry. A good idea would be to clean during the day and leave the chair overnight. 

Chair Cleaning Tips

  • Avoid cleaning during the day but relatively clean at night to allow time to dry.
  • Avoid placing leather cleaner directly on the leather.
  • Use side-to-side motions when cleaning debris with the vacuum.

Cleaning a Plastic Office Chair

Plastic chairs are designed in a way that the cleaning process is straightforward. Plastic is not very susceptible to the same dangers that material and leather are. The chemicals you use to clean plastic chairs require less caution. They are also the fastest drying chairs available. 

The steps for how to clean a plastic office chair:

  • We want to start with the vacuum to remove any debris haunting the chair. This move should take about two minutes, given that dust doesn’t stick to plastic.
  • Mix a small solution that combines both washing liquid and hot water. Dip a mutton cloth into the mixture and lather the chair until it foams. This combination will be a wise option that should eliminate many stubborn stains. 
  • Get another dry mutton cloth and dry off the chair by wiping off the soap mixture. Remember to rinse the cloth after every few wipes.
  • In the end, you can use a dry dishtowel to dry the chair entirely.  

How to Clean a Leather Office Chair

Leather is one of the more accessible materials you can clean because the chemicals are widely produced commercially. The leather cleaners on the market are safe to use on most types of leather. The main thing to be aware of is the difference between car interior leather and office chair leather. When cleaning the leather, you must spray the chemical directly on a cloth rather than the leather. The cleaner may be too strong and end up discoloring the leather. 

The steps for how to clean leather are to:

  • Thoroughly vacuum the chair to ensure that you get rid of any dust and debris. Make sure you move in side-to-side motions that continually increase in frequency.
  • Spray leather cleaner on a dry cloth for about 2 seconds. After this, you want to work it into your chair to begin the cleaning process.
  • Get out a little bit of warm water that has been placed in a spray can. Lightly glaze over the entire couch and slowly wipe away the cleaning residue. 
  • If you notice that insufficient dirt has come off, you can repeat the process with the second layer of warm water. 
  • It would take about 1 hour to dry the leather if you sufficiently wiped off the residue. It is vital to allow the sofa to dry to prevent a rotting smell from forming.  
  • To preserve the chair’s life for the future, you will need to use a leather protectant. 

Foam spray

Foam spray is a commercial product that can mimic the efforts of natural cleaners and dish soap. These are useful to people who are uncomfortable mixing different cleaning chemicals to form the chair solution.


You must avoid scrubbing when cleaning. This action will result in you damaging the material. Your best course of action will be to dab when dealing with stains.

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