Gaming chairs can get messy after long hours of continuous use. That’s just a fact of life. However, if you want to ensure your high-quality gaming chair has a decent lifespan, you will have to keep on top of cleaning and maintenance tasks.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Gaming chairs can become dirty and stained with repeated and prolonged use.
  • Before you collect cleaning materials and supplies, read the chair’s instructions to see what liquids are recommended for the chair.
  • If you are attempting to remove a stain from PU leather or related material, try to be gentle as you scrub to protect the chair.

Why Should You Keep a Gaming Chair Clean?

There are many reasons why you should strive to keep a gaming chair clean, most of which go well beyond the simple notion of having a clean space. If you let messes accumulate, the materials that make up the chair could stain or become infested with all manner of insects. Allowing messes to stagnate could also decrease the overall lifespan of the chair itself. When you assemble your gaming chair by yourself, be keen on placing or putting all the parts that come with it like the manual. This is because when you need to clean it, you can always check what the manufacturer recommends.

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If you let messes accumulate, the materials that make up the chair could stain or become infested with all manner of insects.

Useful Tips for Cleaning Your Gaming Chair

Here are some general guidelines and some useful tips about cleaning and maintaining your gaming chair.

Verify the Chair’s Materials

Before you begin the cleaning process, you will want to make sure you have the right cleaning supplies for the task at hand. Each gaming chair is manufactured using different materials, such as PU leather, PVC leather, mesh, various fabrics, and other materials. Check out the chair’s instruction manual for any specific directions regarding what cleaning products can and cannot be used. If you attempt to clean a gaming chair with an incompatible cleaning solution, the chair could become damaged.

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Each gaming chair is manufactured using different materials, such as PU leather, PVC leather, mesh, various fabrics, and other materials.

Gather the Correct Cleaning Items

Once you have figured out what your gaming chair is made of, then it is time to gather your cleaning materials. Some goods options here include a bucket of warm water, a damp towel, paper towels, sponges, and traditional mild dish detergent. Do not use actual detergent unless you are sure your chair can handle it. Other cleaning items can include alcohol-based solvents, brushes, rubbing alcohol, and upholstery solutions. We have also found that a decent handheld vacuum can do wonders with a gaming chair, as the suction power is strong enough to remove debris but not strong enough to damage any sensitive materials.

Be Careful When Scrubbing

If you are looking to remove a deep stain or another form of unsightly blemish, you will have to scrub the infected area with a rag, warm water, and detergent (if applicable.) We recommend caution while scrubbing, as vigorous scrubbing could end up damaging certain components of the chair, such as faux leather upholstery. If the chair is too dirty to get cleaned or you have been trying too hard to get rid of a stain or dirt, it might be time to consider how to dispose of your gaming chair properly.

Warning

If you attempt to clean a gaming chair with an incompatible cleaning solution, the chair could become damaged.

F.A.Q.

Are gaming chairs really worth it?

Yes, though you have to make sure you choose the right gaming chair for your lifestyle. Modern gaming chairs tend to be ergonomic, adjustable, comfortable, and colorful.


What makes a leather gaming chair dirty?

Though leather does resist some forms of debris, leather gaming chairs are still suspectible to crumbs, certain liquids, pet hair, and more.


What makes a fabric or mesh gaming chair dirty?

Fabric and mesh gaming chairs are susceptible to certain liquids, dust, debris, crumbs, pet hair, and more.



STAT: In 2017, market experts valued the office chair industry at around $10.69 billion dollars. Year-by-year growth was pegged at around 6%. (source)

Lawrence Bonk

Lawrence Bonk is a copywriter with a decade of experience in the tech space, with columns appearing in Engadget, Huffington Post and CBS, among others. He has a cat named Cinnamon.

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