How To Clean Gaming Chair

Do you want to know how to clean a gaming chair? Well, this article will teach you how.

Cleaning up after a long day of playing video games is no fun. You have to find the time and energy for it, but that’s not all; the job usually requires the right cleaning supplies as well. If you’re looking for an easy way out, then read on!

This article will provide detailed steps for cleaning your gaming chair with Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) and other methods.

The best part about using IPA is that it’s much cheaper than other options like rug shampoo or carpet cleaner – and it works just as well! When used in moderation, IPA can be very safe for both your gaming chair and your pets, although you should always test in a small, hidden area before using it anywhere near your pets.

You can buy IPA from any pharmacy or chemist’s shop, which will typically cost around $5+ for a big bottle.

In addition to cleaning your gaming chair with IPA, here are some additional tips on how to care for your upholstery:

  • Avoid placing drinks on the fabric of your chair; if possible, get chairs with removable, washable covers.
  • Invest in stain-resistant slipcovers for protecting your gaming chairs (Slipcover World is one of many companies that specialize in these)
  • Remove spills immediately by dabbing them with a clean piece of cloth soaked in water
  • If you need to store your chair, cover it up first with a sheet or blanket to prevent dust accumulation

Now, here are the steps on how to clean your gaming chairs:


Step 1: Mix The Isopropyl Alcohol With Water

Mix The Isopropyl Alcohol With Water

Start by mixing IPA with some water. This will be the only time you’ll need to use this mixture, so if you plan to clean more than one chair, make extra.

The best ratio is around 1 part IPA and two parts water (e.g., 50/50), but if you prefer your solution stronger, go for two parts of alcohol and 1 part water (e.g., 70/30). Make sure that you put these ingredients together in a container.

Here’s a tip: your mixture will probably evaporate quickly because of the alcohol content. Avoid this by adding some water every time you clean the fabric of your chair. This way, you can ensure that your solution is always ready to use!


Step 2: Apply The Mixture Onto The Fabric Of Your Gaming Chair And Rub It In

Apply The Mixture Onto The Fabric Of Your Gaming Chair And Rub It In

Next, you will have to use your mixture to rub the fabric of your gaming chair. Apply it straight onto the upholstery and rub it with a cloth. Make sure that you don’t miss any areas, or you’ll have to go back later. Keep applying the solution until there are no more stains visible on the fabric of your chair.

If you’re worried about getting this stuff on your hands, fear not because IPA is very safe for both humans and pets! However, like before, make sure that you test this in a small section first before using it everywhere – this is very important if there are any fabrics or materials which IPA may damage (e.g., leather).


Step 3: Let The Fabric Dry

Let The Fabric Dry

Now, you will have to let the fabric of your chair dry. This may take a few hours, so leave it alone and continue with the rest of your day.


Step 4: Vacuum And Brush The Fabric Of Your Chair

Vacuum And Brush The Fabric Of Your Chair

You will need a vacuum cleaner and some soft-bristled brushes (e.g., toothbrushes). Here’s what you should do:

  • Start vacuuming up all of the loose dirt and dust from your gaming chair by using a brush or brush
  • Take your vacuum cleaner and brush the surface of your gaming chair

If you don’t own a vacuum cleaner, you can use a broom instead – sweep it across the fabric of your gaming chair to pick up any loose dirt and dust.


Step 5: Repeat Step 4 As Much As You Can

For step 4, we mentioned that this should take some time to complete. This is because some areas may be tough to reach with your vacuum cleaner or brushes (e.g., apertures).

If you find that some areas still need to be cleaned, repeat steps 4 and 5 as often as necessary until your gaming chair is spotless.


Step 6: Leave It To Air For A While Before You Sit On It Again

Leave It To Air For A While Before You Sit On It Again

This step may not be as important as the others, but it’s still worth mentioning:

  • Once everything is clean and dry, leave the fabric of your gaming chair exposed to air for a while so it can naturally air out and prevent faint odors from occurring
  • During this time, do not sit on your chair because this will only trap in all of the moisture which you’ve worked hard to remove!

Your Gaming Chair Is Now Good As New!

Now that you’re finished cleaning your gaming chair sit in it and enjoy how clean it is! If you followed all of the steps above, then your gaming chair should look brand new. The chances are that it will last a lot longer, too, because your chair won’t be stained with dirt, damaging the upholstery.

However, if there’s one thing to remember about cleaning chairs, never use bleach or harsh chemicals when doing so. This includes “all-purpose” cleaner sprays, which may leave faint stains on the fabric of your gaming chair.

So, even though using IPA is not recommended for everyday use by some companies (e.g., DXRacer), its safe ingredients will ensure that your chair remains clean and fresh for a long time.


Other ways on how to clean gaming chair

While most people will go for the first option, as it’s the most straightforward and quickest solution to clean your gaming chair, there are other ways you can do this as well.

Since no one wants to drag out their vacuum cleaner every time they need to wipe down dust from their new purchase, we’ve decided to share some more technical tips with our readers on how you can adequately clean your gaming chair without a vacuum:


Using canned air

This is by far the best way of cleaning any upholstery. These days, it’s easy to find cheap cans of compressed gas that work excellent for removing dirt from more complex surfaces such as plastic or metal parts. However, if your seat has a fabric covering it – know that this type of canned air is not strong enough to clean it properly.


Using vinegar and baking soda

This mixture is excellent at removing dirt, dust, and grime from the upholstery. Just mix 3-4 tablespoons of the juice with one cup of water, then you’ll need to apply the solution to the affected area using a sponge or cloth (make sure to test it first).

Once you’ve finished wiping down the whole chair, leave it be for about 10 minutes before you take care of rinsing out all remnants of this homemade cleaner.


Using a steam cleaner 

This is one of the most expensive methods you can use to clean your gaming seat, as it requires an actual steam cleaner which will set you back about $200. However, if this method works for you – there’s no reason not to choose it over more affordable alternatives.

Keep in mind that more expensive doesn’t necessarily mean better quality here, so make sure to do some thorough research before investing your money. Steam cleaners are great for removing stains and dirt from fabrics and upholstery alike – but only if they’re strong enough, of course.


Using a dryer

This method is excellent if you’re in a hurry and need to give the upholstery on your gaming chair a quick once-over for dust or grime.

All you need to do here is set the dryer to medium heat and hover it over the affected areas. Make sure not to leave it too close, though, as this will only flatten any pillows, cushions etc. If you don’t have access to a clothes dryer, we recommend using a handheld hair blower instead.

While these methods might be effective in some situations, we still suggest going with the vacuum cleaner whenever possible, as it’s the quickest and safest way to clean your gaming chair.


Using a vacuum cleaner

No matter what type of fabric your gaming chair has, using a vacuum is the easiest and most practical way to go about this task.

By attaching it to any standard household model, you’ll be able to suck up dirt and dust from the surface – as well as any stray hairs or other debris that might have fallen on there. For those who want to pass by without dealing with this mess, we suggest investing in a leather gaming chair instead.

As you can see, there are a few easy steps that will help you clean your gaming chair no matter which type of fabric it has. While some methods might be better than others, depending on the case, you should always go with the safest and easiest way to clean any upholstery.


Confirm the Type of Upholstery On Your Gaming Chair

The first thing you want to do is figure out what type of upholstery your gaming chair has. If you have microfiber upholstery, please follow the steps below. If not, please skip this step and follow the previous steps.


Remove Dirt With Vacuum Cleaner and Small Brush Or Dry Cloth

To remove all dirt from your gaming chair, take a vacuum cleaner with a small brush attachment and carefully clean all visible areas of the cloth. It’s best to use an inward/outward motion to prevent damage to the fabric.

After that, you may use a dry cloth to clean the same areas. Ensure that all dirt has been removed from the gaming chair before proceeding to the next step.


Clean With Water Based Cleaning Solution

Use a water-based cleaning solution, such as Woolite®, to dampen a small section of your microfiber upholstery. Then, take your fingers and rub the stained part thoroughly into the fabric until it is smooth again. After that, take a dry cloth or paper towel and remove any excess moisture from your gaming chair’s upholstery.

Repeat this process for both stains on your microfiber gaming chair. This should remove most if not all of them without damaging too much of your uphold (if none at all).


Remove All Excess Liquids From Chair With Dry Cloth/Paper Towel

Use a dry cloth or paper towel to remove any liquid residue from your gaming chair. Repeat this process until all stains are removed, and you are left with no excess liquids on it.

You can also use a fan to help speed up the drying process since combining these two steps will not take long. After everything is dry, congratulations, you have successfully learned how to clean a gaming chair!

Now that you know how to clean your gaming chair effectively, keep it looking fresh by following these easy guidelines:

Do not leave drinks on your gaming chair for extended periods. If someone spills some coffee on your microfiber gaming chair, don’t panic. Just follow the same guidelines to remove any stains, and you’re set!


Vacuum/Dust the Chair Upholstery

If the chair has a removable cover, take it off, and vacuum/dust it.


Spot Clean with that Chair’s Fabric Material

Check if your item is safe to clean with any household cleaning products by carefully checking your item’s label. If unsure, consult a professional cleaner.

I’m going to assume you know this already because I’ll get some messages on how not to use vinegar or baking soda or whatever else on upholstery.


Dry It Out

Let your item dry for 8 hours (or overnight) before you put the cover back on. If it’s not 100% dry, do NOT use it because mould can form, which would be gross.


Put It All Back Together

Replace all parts of your gaming chair properly, so everything fits back in how they were original. Make sure there are no stains on any piece of the furniture before putting screws back in place.


Prevention/Maintenance

The best way to prevent dirtying your gaming chair again would be to have a cover on it. If you don’t, follow these steps above, and you should be good! Make sure the item is dry before putting the lid back on as well.


Clean the Chair Upholstery With a Water or Solvent Solution

If the chair is a fabric upholstery, try to choose a water or solvent solution.

Use lukewarm water and mild detergent. Make sure the detergent has no bleach in it, as this will damage your fabric. Mix them and apply the solution directly on the dirty parts of your chair – use a sponge or washcloth if needed to reach those hard-to-reach places under the arms.

Start scrubbing from one side of your chair, then move on to another until you have thoroughly cleaned all its seats. Let the solution stay on for 5 minutes to start removing dirt and grease from deep inside. Rinse with clean water, ensuring no soap residue remains on your fabric material and does not cause skin irritation.

Then leave it to air dry for a few hours or allow your chair to dry entirely by wiping it with a clean cloth to remove water droplets.

There are also commercial fabric cleaners available in the market that you can use for this purpose, but make sure they do not contain bleach.


Clean the Chair Frame and Wheels

If your upholstery is fabric, then there might be a possibility that your chair could have become dirty from food spills or grease spots dropped on them while eating or drinking something.

So it would help if you cleaned the frame of your gaming chair with mild soap solution, too (avoid using harsh chemicals like bleach). Try scrubbing with an old toothbrush in areas where dirt is most visible. Then dry it with a clean cloth.

Next, clean the wheels of your chair – let the mild detergent solution stay on for 5 minutes, then scrub it off using an old toothbrush or sponge. Rinse thoroughly with water and allow to air dry or wipe it down using a dry cloth.

The instructions mentioned above work well only if you’re cleaning plastic upholstery, otherwise use solvents like alcohol for leather.

If there are stains on the armrests of your gaming chair, use a soft-bristled brush to rub them out from the inside instead of applying solvent directly on the material as that could damage the leather surface. If you don’t find any stain remover available in stores near you, you can also use a water and soap solution.


Apply upholstery protector to prevent further damage

If your chair’s fabric material is washable, then applying an upholstery protector would be the wisest choice as it will prevent future damage due to stains or spots on your chair. Use a mild solvent-free solution for this purpose.

Since there are many varieties available in the market, please read instructions carefully before applying them so that it doesn’t cause any harm to your fabric. Manufacturers provide helpful advice with the product, so take the time to go through them first.

After cleaning, let your chair air dry completely or wipe away leftover moisture using clean cloth paper towels, which absorb water faster than cotton towels.

There are some more steps you need to take to prevent them from further damage to leather chairs. First of all, you can apply a leather conditioner after cleaning with water or solvent solution.

It is recommended that Who should apply the product on an inconspicuous spot first to ensure it doesn’t change colour or make your chair shiny.

Most manufacturers suggest waiting for at least 24 hours before using the chair again, but if the cleaner didn’t do its job very well, wait longer (72 hours) as instructed by the manufacturer. And finally, clean it again before using it again, just like any other time!

Here are some tips you can follow to avoid stains and spots on your upholstery:

  • Make sure you clean the chair while it’s turned off or at least set on its highest setting. You can always use a wet towel to wipe away any crumbs that drop on the seat during this process.
  • Avoid eating or drinking stuff in front of your TV as there are high chances that some stains might end up damaging your chair’s material.
  • Always cover your gaming chair with a protective slip cover whenever it isn’t in use, especially if you have children around.
  • Don’t use bleach when cleaning, especially when dealing with fabric or leather upholstered gaming chairs.
  • Be sure to clean the frame and wheels of the chair before moving on to the actual upholstery work. This will prevent staining on other areas around your chair if there already are stains present on it.
  • When applying upholstery protector ensure that you test its effects on an inconspicuous spot first in order to avoid change of color or making the material shiny.
  • To prevent future damage caused by stains or spots, always use a mild solvent free solution when cleaning leather upholstery chairs.
  • Always handle gentle when dealing with any parts of gaming chairs so as not to damage them with unnecessary force.
  • Avoid spilling water or other liquids on your gaming chair, especially when it is turned on.
  • Always make sure to turn off the gaming chair before cleaning it, unless you are using a wet towel to wipe away any crumbs that drop on its seat.
  • Most manufacturers suggest waiting for at least 24 hours before using the chair again. I think this should be changed because not every manufacturer has the same standard of care for their chairs so just saying “manufacturers suggest” would be enough.
  • After removing any dirt or stains from the frame and wheels, always apply an upholstery protector to prevent staining on other areas around the chair.
  • “Don’t make the mistake of using them” – Just saying magic markers would be enough because not every manufacturer has the same standard of care for their chairs so “using black magic marker” wouldn’t help much.
  • If there is a stain on the chair that you cannot remove, call the manufacturer and ask their advice on how to proceed.
  • “Be sure to test any cleaner you use on an inconspicuous spot first” – Why would they do it if they don’t know what kind of material/fabric it has? Just saying “be sure” will suffice.

Now that you know how to care for your gaming chair properly make sure you do it now and then so that it looks good as new even after years of intense use!


Conclusion 

After you’ve done all of the above and more, your gaming chair will be looking like new again! Congratulations on a job well done. Once again, you can sit in comfort knowing that your gaming chair is clean, healthy, and ready for another few years of heavy use.

If you do not want to regularly go through such a process, some companies provide the cleaning service. It’s always good if you take measures before things get worse – which is why hiring professional cleaners might be a good idea at this point.

The time will come when it won’t just require a deep clean but a replacement altogether due to the damage caused by prolonged exposure to dirt and debris. A new office ergonomic gaming chair might also increase productivity.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do you clean a gaming chair?

To get your gaming chair looking like new again, try these steps:

Vacuum the dirty chair with a brush attachment to loosen any dirt and debris.

Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle or mop bucket, then use this solution to wet down the bumper areas of the upholstery; let sit for 10 minutes, then scrub away with either a stiff bristle brush or sponge.

Using soapy water on the upholstery may leave behind soap residue, which would require additional laundering to remove, so it’s safer to stick with plain old fashioned vinegar & water.

Rinse thoroughly after this step is completed – some people will prefer an outdoor setting, while some might want their home to have cleaner floors at this point.

Mix a small amount of fabric softener in a bucket with hot water and allow the upholstery to soak for about ten minutes.

This will help remove any remaining dirt or odours on your chair’s cushions while also adding some new life to your old furniture. Ensure that all visible areas have been sprayed down, as you don’t want missing spots from this process!

Shake out excess liquids from the chair, then hang it upside down on a clothesline to air dry so that the backrest is pointing upward

Follow up by using a squeegee or cloth to spread some paste wax on the surface of your gaming chair — be careful not to use too much, though, as this can leave behind a shiny residue. Now you should have a clean and soft gaming chair that will also last long for many future gaming sessions!

How do you clean a smelly gaming chair?

First, rinse off your chair and let it dry. Remove any loose pieces that may be causing the odours. The next step is to mix two tablespoons of baking soda into a bucket with water to make a thick paste. Rub this mixture all over your chair and let sit for about an hour (or as long as you can).

Scrub the area thoroughly before giving the chair another thorough rinsing and drying with a towel or compressed air if possible.

How do you clean a mesh fabric gaming chair?

To clean a mesh fabric gaming chair, use a vacuum cleaner to turn the chair in different directions to capture dirt in the gaps. Then follow up with warm water and soap all over any fabric surfaces. You can also use a sponge or cleaning brush to do spot cleaning on stubborn stains if necessary.

Set it out in the sun after drying to allow sunlight penetration, which will work much better than artificial light alone when it comes time for disinfection- alcohol is alcohol no matter how you look at it when all’s said and done.”

How do you clean a Predator gaming chair?

Predator Gaming chairs are designed to use a wet-clean method using soap and water. A few steps on the process is as follows:

Wring out some paper towels, then pour a generous amount of cleaning detergent onto it. Clean this side first, then flip the dirtier side over as you tend that as well.

Rinse off all of your soap with warm, soapy water by pouring some water over the surface. Wipe it down again on both sides if need be before letting it dry for 24 hours in a ventilated indoor space or outside in a cool, breezy area.

One last step would be to vacuum any loose particles from your gaming chair before letting it fully dry for another day.


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By Waleed Hassan Sheikh

Waleed Hassan is a tech enthusiast both by passion and profession. He has been in touch with the PC's world since childhood. He loves to write the best of tech reviews, especially on laptops, to help regular user's and tech guys to choose the best in their budget. When he is not blogging, he can be found watching AFL or EPL matches.



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