clean a mesh office chair

How to clean a mesh office chair?

Mesh office chairs are among the most popular as well as ergonomic chairs around the world. This is mainly because they are often made from highly durable materials that are meant to provide you with maximum benefits for years. The ergonomic design of the chair provides you with extra comfort, even when spending long hours working on your desk. The back seat is designed to fit the curvature of your back, distributing your weight and pressure evenly on the chair. The mesh allows a smooth flow of air, eliminating sweating and sticking through out the day.

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Since the chairs are usually used on a daily basis, they can collect food particles, dust as well as other dirt residues. It is, therefore, necessary to clean your office chair regularly, to maintain the appearance of the mesh. Cleaning a mesh office chair is an easy task when you have the right tools and cleaning products to get rid of the particles and dust. Some of the most important things that you need to clean your mesh office chair include a cleaning rag, water, cotton swab, dish soap as well as a vacuum cleaner.

The first thing to do when cleaning your chair is vacuuming the mesh to collect all the food particles, residues and dust. The dust and particles are often hidden in crevices and cracks of the chair. You can also use a hose attachment to clean the dirt and residue build up in the cracks. After vacuuming your mesh chair, the next step involves cleaning the remaining parts using the cleaning rag and the liquid dish soap. Ensure that you moisten your cleaning rag with warm water. Ensure that you squeeze out the excess water in the rag.

Use the rag to rub all over your mesh office chair. To clean the small crevices and cracks, you can use the cotton swab without the liquid dish soap. You are only required to dump the cotton swab using warm water. Cotton swab is helpful in cleaning the chair parts that can not be accessed easily when using the cleaning rag or the vacuum cleaner. When rubbing your chair using the cloth and soap, it is recommended that you clean it from top to bottom. Take you time to clean the wheels and base parts, where the dirt is more likely to accumulate.

After cleaning your chair with the cloth and soap, the next step includes drying the chair using a clean rag. You should then leave it, allowing the air to completely dry it. You should avoid sitting on the chair before it has dried completely as you can make it dirty. Remember also to clean the numerous hardware parts of your mesh chair. After several months, you are required to check the screws and bolts where hair, dust and grim can accumulate making it hard to tighten or loosen them in future. You should also check them to ensure that there are no loose parts. This will ensure that you enjoy the benefits of your office chair for years without breakage.

There are several tips and warnings that you should consider when cleaning your mesh office chair. For instance, you should avoid putting your feet on the chair’s base when seated on your desk. This is mainly because your feet can cause scrapes and scratches that can be difficult to clean or remove. The persistent stains should be dabbed gently using a spot cleaner. You should avoid scrubbing or rubbing your mesh chair roughly as it can lead to frayed mesh.

Irrespective of the type of chair in your office, it is important to cleaning it regularly so as to maintain its executive appearance. Stains should be cleaned as soon as they occur. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to remove the stains, as they may also accumulate. Before trying out a new cleaning method, you are advised to pre-test it on a small and inconspicuous part of the chair, before cleaning the rest of the furniture. This will help to determine whether the method is appropriate for your office chair.


Most mesh office chairs often come with a manual from the manufacturer. It is recommended that you follow the instructions provided in the manuals to guide you in cleaning your chair. Check for the recommended cleaning products as well as the products to avoid. You should also clean your chair in a well-ventilated area especially when using cleaning products.

About the Author James Crook

I am James Crook, 31 years old from the United States of America. I am a blogger who love writing about chair and related topics.

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