It’s always better to keep your gaming chair in good condition as they are quite expensive, but people usually don’t do this. And most people even don’t know how to do it.
But don’t worry we will guide you step-by-step on how to clean a gaming chair. So, how do you clean a gaming chair? It mainly depends on the type of chair you have.
How To Clean a Gaming Chair
Usually, a gaming chair comes with a manufacturer’s instructions on how to perform regular cleaning and maintenance tasks.
The basic things that it includes are vacuuming, wiping down the covers with warm water and a suitable cleaning solution, and of course, scrubbing the casters.
If you don’t have your manufacturer’s cleaning instructions with you, don’t worry. We’re going to give you some tips on how to clean different types of gaming chairs and guide you through everything step by step.
You Should Know What Type of Upholstery is on Your Gaming Chair:
There is a number of upholstery and each one needs a different cleaning method. It’s better to check what type of upholstery is on your gaming chair so that you don’t deface your gaming chair while cleaning it. This will help you later as we will cover these different types.
The Four Most Common Types of Gaming Chair Upholstery are:
- PU Leather
- PVC Leather
Check out which one these your gaming chair has. It is easy to find it as it will be listed on the chair label, the maker’s instructions, or the product listing.
Vacuum/Dust the Chair Upholstery
Once you know what type of upholstery you need to clean, begin the process by getting off any excess dust or lumber by cleaning or vacuuming it.
If you are dealing with a chair with mesh or fabric upholstery, then you need to vacuum it to bring out the dust that’s deep-rooted within the material.
You can go with a vacuum attachment over your mesh chair. If it’s fabric, then you have to go with the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner and slowly rub it.
You can easily dust it down with a rich microfiber cloth if your gaming chair has PU or PVC artificial leather, you don’t need a vacuum here.
And if you want your gaming chair to be always upright then Vacuuming and dusting should be done regularly.
Water or solvent solution helps in Cleaning the Chair Upholstery.
After this, you should clean the upholstery to get rid of any marks from spills or stains. But before you start this, you should check the care tag that usually the chair has on the back of it.
If the chair has a tag with an ‘S’ mark on it, you should clean it with a solvent-based solution. And if it has a ‘W’ mark on it, then you clean it with a water-based solvent instead.
Sometimes you see the ‘S/W’ mark on it also which means you can use either one. Usually, the faux leather chairs have W-mark on them. For all the W-marked chairs, just mix warm water with a little bit of dish soap and clean it.
But take good care when you apply the cleaning solution to the chair as you can deface your chair if you didn’t do it properly.
Blotting or gently wiping your solution on the chair with a sponge will be a good idea if you’re cleaning artificial leather upholstery.
And when it comes to cleaning mesh, don’t go hard, and make sure you blot it on very gently and don’t ever rub. And you can scrub dirty spots directly using a brush when you’re cleaning fabric upholstery.
And sometimes there are some tough stains, and for them, the above methods might not be enough. If you notice some problem areas after cleaning them with a water solution also, then you have to spot clean them.
And for doing that apply a few drops of rubbing alcohol to a small cotton ball. But before you begin to spot it clean it’s better to begin by checking it under the chair or somewhere out of sight to ensure it won’t deface your upholstery.
You can see if it’s doing any damage by leaving it for a few minutes. If not, then you can use it to slowly rub stains to clean them. Do it very feelingly on mesh upholstery as the material can be easily disfigured.
Clean The Armrests, Base, and Frame
After cleaning your upholstery, it’s time to clean the rest of your chair.
This one is quite easy. You can do it by just taking a soft sponge or cloth and a bowl of warm water with mixed mild detergent. Start by washing whole the surface of the armrests, base, and frame and dry them with a dry cloth.
Tighten Any Loose Screws and Clean the Casters:
Now the only thing that is left is the caster wheels. Casters usually gather hairs and rubble that gets trapped in them and it becomes hard to remove them and it’s very annoying.
To clean them, you’ll need to flip your chair over first. Then, take your vacuum and use the rotating tool to clean the inside of it.
Once you get all the big chunks and hair out, take a cloth and surface cleaner to remove the dirt from the outside and clean it totally with rubbing alcohol.
For getting deep into the narrow parts of the casters use a cotton swab and dab it in alcohol, then you can easily reach inside the crevice.
As far as cleaning is concerned it’s almost done, it’s not just about cleaning but you need to take the time to retighten any screws that may have come loose as you are using it for a long.
And if you notice that your chair has been squeaking because of loose screws then apply WD-40 or another lubricant to them.
Have a Comfortable and Clean Gaming Session!
Your chair will definitely feel fresh and look brand new, and you can use it. If you feel tired after cleaning the chair then give yourself a break with a long gaming session.
Cleaning your chair regularly definitely helps in keeping it in good condition for longer. But other than that there are something’s that you need to do for maintaining your chair.
Like keeping the pets away from you to evade scratches. And don’t put your chair under direct sunlight as it leads to fading and brittle upholstery. Try to wipe spills right away for minimizing the stains.
How Do I Get Stains Out of My Gaming Chair?
As we have mentioned above you can do it by rubbing alcohol or a spot cleaning solution. But it’s better to check your maker’s instructions to ensure that neither of these solvents will deface your chair. If you are not sure then you can also contact your manufacturer and ask for guidance.
How Do I Repair a Gaming Chair?
It all depends on the nature of the damage. Just a DIY fix will do to patch it up with a sewing needle if it’s a tear in the upholstery.
If the damage is big to the frame or base, then you have to take it to a repair shop or back to the manufacturer for repairs. If you have a warranty then the repairs may be covered under your warranty.
Hope after reading the above stuff you can easily clean your gaming chair. And importantly make sure you have a warranty with you because if there is big damage then you can go to your manufacturer. And cleaning your chair regularly will also help in maintaining your chair.