If you have been looking for an easy solution to clean a gaming chair then this article will definitely help you.
Maintenance plays a key role in the durability of the furniture. You may spend a lot of money buying something of high quality, but if you fail to look after it, there is absolutely no use of it and all your money will ultimately get wasted.
So in this article, we will be talking about the maintenance of gaming chairs. In short, how to clean a gaming chair? Besides this, we will also talk about the factors you need to consider before cleaning a chair. So keep yourself affixed to this blog to get an awesome guide that will help you clean your chair most effectively.
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Five easy steps for cleaning a Gaming Chair
Though there are many steps involved in cleaning a gaming chair, in this article, we will be talking about the five most easy and effective steps that are tried and tested.
Let’s get started!
Step 1 – Remove any superficial dust
Our first step is cleaning up the dust which lies on the surface of the chair. This can be considered as one of the easiest steps. This doesn’t even require much time like it’s just a matter of a few minutes. The only thing you need is a small cloth or a duster to remove the dust easily. The best part is that this step does not require the usage of any solvent, which further reduces the complications.
You can also use a vacuum cleaner for this purpose, depending upon the material of your chair. A decent vacuum cleaner with a good suction power should be fine enough to remove the dust.
However, do not get lazy at the thought of using a vacuum cleaner. It isn’t that stressful.
Even if you manage a day or two in a week, that will be enough to keep your chair very neat and clean.
Step 2 – Use water or any Solvent for cleaning properly
Now, you need to use water or any other solvent depending upon the directions provided with the chair. If you check the instructions, you will find certain letters as ‘W’ or ‘S’ or ‘W/S. ‘These are simply written for you to clean the chair according to the material of the cover.
‘W’ stands for water, which means you should use only water for cleaning it.
‘S’ stands for solvent, which means that the chair is resistant enough, and you can use a solvent to clean it.
‘W/S’ means you can use both water and solvent, which is usually suggested in most cases.
However, make sure that the solvent used does not have any harsh chemicals and ensures that you are not scrubbing it too hard, resulting in fading of color or peeling of the outer layer.
Step 3 – Eliminate the stains by rubbing vigorously
Now, assuming that you have not cleaned your gaming chair for a long time and now you need a guide to help you do so, you may be having certain dark stains on your gaming chair, which are very tough to remove.
They may not be erased for the first time. Don’t lose hope. After rubbing it with a suitable solvent for 3-4 times, you will notice a noticeable fading of the stain, which will ultimately get removed after frequent cleaning.
Make sure you are not rubbing it too hard as it may damage the chair instead of maintaining it. 🙂
While cleaning the chair, do not forget to clean the deeply lying portions, which are usually not our focus.
Give greater emphasis on the quality of the solvent used for cleaning instead of the quantity as an excess of a toxic chemical may result in irreparable damage. We recommend using Scotchyard for this purpose.
Step 4 – Cleaning other parts of Gaming Chair
Moving on to the easier part of cleaning a gaming chair, which you may not feel like doing, but it is equally important for maintaining that “newly bought” look.
So what does that rest part include?
It mainly includes the armrest, the entire frame, and the base, along with the casters.
These parts do not need frequent cleaning; however, you cannot completely ignore them. You need a sponge and some water and a mild detergent to clean these parts properly.
You can use this way of cleaning for both plastics as well as non-plastic parts of the chair. In the end, use an old cloth to wipe the chair and make it dry.
Step 5 – Disinfection (Very Important)
So the last, but not the least, step is disinfecting your chair.
You may think, why is it even required!
Honestly, this is one of the most important step you must follow if you are a professional gamer and have a long sitting time for like 8-10 hours, as there may be some sweating which can give rise to many harmful microscopic organisms.
This will prevent you from the harmful germs present on the chair and ultimately prevent you from associated health issues.
So try to disinfect your gaming chair frequently with a solvent that can be either processed or homemade.
Things to keep in mind while cleaning a gaming chair
Points you need to keep in mind while cleaning your gaming chair.
1. Material of the Gaming chair
We literally can’t stress enough the importance of this factor. This is definitely the primary thing that you should keep in mind before cleaning a gaming chair.
Now, what do we mean by the material?
It is nothing but the various components used in its total construction.
For example, if we consider the cover of the chair, it can be made of different types of materials like PU leather, fabric, or mesh.
Now depending upon the covering used, you have to select a different cleaning process.
There is no such single method that can be used for all these materials.
For leather, we generally approach it by gentle cleaning. However, in fibers and mesh, we use hard scrubbing to clean it properly and remove any stain.
2. Things required for cleaning
After knowing the material used, now it’s time to keep track of the things required for cleaning the gaming chair. Do not worry as there is no need to have a lot of things for it.
All you need is a bucket of water and an old piece of cloth. That’s enough for the basic cleaning process.
However, in dark stains, you can use a mild detergent that is not too harsh on your gaming chair and shows its effect perfectly. If this doesn’t work, you can also use a small amount of alcohol to remove the stains altogether.
3. Go through the instructions
This is the most important thing which you should always keep in mind before cleaning a gaming chair. Since all the chairs are not made up of the same type of materials, cleaning them will also be different.
So carefully go through the instructions given with the chair and take note of the things that are not to be used while cleaning the chair.
However, as we already know that “prevention is better than cure,” try to avoid eating certain things during your gaming session, which can badly stain it.
Also, try to keep the chair away from direct sunlight as it causes fading of color and cracking of the leather cover. Keep your pets away from the chair as they may lead to another mess which will further increase your burden.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
1. How do you get stains out of a gaming chair?
You just need a small amount of warm water and a foam or rag to rub the portion having the stain. In case of stubborn dark stains, which are not easy to remove, you can use a mild detergent to get rid of the spot, which has been disturbing you for quite a long time.
2. How do you clean a smelling gaming chair?
The easiest solution is to clean your chair regularly with a solvent that has a pleasant odor. Otherwise, you can use some other methods, one of which is the use of baking soda and salt, which has been reported to be very useful in most cases. We have written a detailed post that you can read here you would like to get rid of the smell from your chair.
3. What is a good homemade upholstery cleaner?
There are many cleaners available in the market, but they may contain harmful chemicals which can decolorize your gaming chair or cause severe damage to the material used. So the best option is to go for a homemade upholstery cleaner.
But how to make a homemade upholstery cleaner at home?
You just need to mix some amount of vinegar, a little bit of soap solution, along with some water, and you are all set for cleaning your gaming chair without the fear of toxic and harsh chemicals.
4. How do you clean a Polyurethane PU leather chair?
For PU leather, you just need some water and a cloth to clean it properly. You can also use alcohol to remove any dark spot from the leather cover. Since most high-priced gaming chairs have a PU leather covering, you need to maintain it as much as possible.
To increase the durability of the cover, you can use PVC moisturizers which are like nourishment to the leather cover. It maintains a glossy appearance and prevents the peeling or flaking of the cover, which is quite common if used for a prolonged time.
5. How do you clean chair caster wheels?
Cleaning the wheels is all about knowing the right technique for doing it.
First, you need to remove the large particles from the wheels which are easily visible. Then, you need to detach the wheels from the chair for deeper cleaning and remove all the dust particles from it.
Finally, you can wash the wheels, followed by drying them up for some time. Then you can lubricate it and reattach it to the chair. In this way, you can easily clean the wheels, which entrap the maximum amount of dirt and prevent it from getting jammed after some days of use.
We have covered all steps on how to clean gaming chair in detail.
If you are a beginner, then you can use this article for your benefit.
Not only beginners, but this article will also help others to get some additional information and improvise their way of cleaning a gaming chair.
So that’s it for now. Follow these steps to add life to your chair and make it durable like never before.
Stay happy! Stay hygienic!