How To Clean A Gaming Chair

how to clean a gaming chair

Taking a bit of care and occasionally cleaning your gaming chair will preserve the colors and looks of your gaming chair. Avoiding stains and dirt in the first place is best. But during everyday use, this is often easier said than done. Nevertheless, stains from drinks or food should be removed immediately. The longer the stains remain the harder they can be removed.

How to Clean a Gaming Chair

How you clean your gaming chair depends on the upholstery of your chair. Cleaning is not rocket science, it doesn’t need many instructions just some common sense. Steps include vacuum cleaning the surface and crevices, wiping the plastic parts and plastic covers with a wet cloth. With fabric covers, cleaning is a little more time-consuming and may require a furniture upholstery cleaner. It is essential to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the respective cleaner.

What happens If You don’t clean Your chair?

Grease, dust particles, and perspiration from the human body can destroy the surface of the covers. Over time, the gaming chair’s colors fade and it will have a worn-out unattractive appearance. The regular cleaning of your gaming chair will keep it functional and keep the good looks.  Nobody wants to sit on a dirty stained chair, and it doesn’t make a good impression when you have visitors.


To thoroughly clean fabric covers, use a vacuum cleaner and special upholstery cleaner. Pay attention to follow the manufactures instructions. The best is to test the product in an inconspicuous place.

  • Use a vacuum cleaner with a small nozzle to remove superficial dirt or loose dust from the seat covers and the backrest
  • Then carefully use a brush to loosen deeper deposits
  • Vacuum the brushed surface again
  • Apply the foam cleaner generously to the covers of the gaming chair
  • When the foam is completely dry, brush the surface again and then use the vacuum cleaner to remove dirt and foam remnants
  • Depending on how dirty your office chair is, you must repeat the steps several times

It is a good idea if you clean your fabric-covered furniture on a regular basis, the cleaning effort is much less, as you regularly remove minor dirt so that it does not penetrate so deeply into the fabric.

Synthetic Leather

Gaming chairs that have PU or other synthetic leather covers are the easiest to clean.

  • Simply vacuum dust and dirt particles from the covers
  • Then use a damp cloth and wipe the surface of the chair

Genuine Leather

Leather covers only retain their natural beauty when receiving regular care. Regular proper cleaning and applying a leather conditioner will ensure genuine leather lasts many years.

  • To clean a chair with genuine leather covers use a vacuum cleaner to remove dirt or dust from the seat covers
  • Usually, a damp cloth is sufficient to remove stains and dirt
  • Make sure the cloth is not too wet, as water stains on the leather could be the result
  • Let the leather covers dry thoroughly before reuse
  • Apply a leather conditioner to preserve the leather

For stubborn stains, a special leather cleaner should be used. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Gaming chair casters

Dust and hair get tangled in the rollers and the gamer’s chair does not move properly over the floor.

  • Remove casters from the base (just pull them out, when stuck you will need a screwdriver to pry ’em out)
  • Place a pair of scissors or a sharp screwdriver next to the roller on the axle
  • Turn the roll slowly – the cutting edge should cut through the hair, uses tweezers to pull tweezers

Check whether the screws are tight

During use nuts and bolts may become loose, regular check those connections and tighten if necessary.

Regularly inspecting the gaming chair for wear and tear takes only a couple of minutes but can increase safety and prevent accidents.  Replace defective parts or open a warranty claim in case of manufacturing faults.

  • Coffee: For fabric covers, wash with water with a little detergent.  Use a fabric foam cleaner if stains are stubborn. On PU leather or genuine leather  wipe off right away with a damp cloth
  • Grease: Apply dishwashing detergent and wipe off with a damp cloth right away before grease penetrates deeper
  • Red wine: Sprinkle the fresh stain with cornstarch or potato flour. Let it work in and brush off. Alternatively, sprinkle salt until the stain is completely covered. Once the salt has absorbed the red wine, brush it out. A dried red wine stain is very stubborn to get rid of. Soak with white vinegar, use water and detergent to wash off. Alternatively, you can dab with alcohol or white benzine. But test these remedies first in an inconspicuous place

Gaming Chair Care Hints And Tips

  • Avoid direct sunlight – Color will fade, artificial leather can become brittle when permanently in the sunlight
  • Keep pets away – Cats paws will scratch the surface, dogs may chew on pillows and cushions
  • Sweat – When it is hot in summer or during an exciting gaming match excess sweat may stain your chair. Wipe clean with a cloth or in summer sit on a towel
  • PU leather care – Microfibre cloths are useful to wipe off occasionally
  • White leather – Watch out when sitting in new jeans on white leather chairs. The dye may wear off and leave marks on the leather. Wipe off immediately
  • Genuine leather covers – Real natural leather is breathable and non-water repellent. If you spill something on it wipe it off immediately. Use a dry cloth or kitchen paper to take off the liquid and then wipe with a damp microfiber cloth. Use leather conditioner occasionally
  • Cushions and pillows – Fabrics will get stained, hand wash them occasionally, hang them up wet and let dry in the air

Safety Alert

Careful with the gas spring. Always treat with care and avoid using chemicals on the gas spring. Defective gas springs may cause injury!

How To Clean A Gaming Chair?

So a good gaming chair needs only a little care. Following the above tips on how to clean a gaming chair, will not only preserve the chair’s looks but will also extend its lifespan. Most important, avoid getting the chair dirty in the first place, and if, then stains should be removed right away before they can damage the covers permanently.

Avoid the many household tips of using regular soap or shaving cream, they may often make things worse. Get a proper upholstery cleaner they are very affordable and worth it compared to the cost of a quality gaming chair.