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7 Steps to Clean Your Mesh Office Chair - Megafurniture

7 Steps to Clean Your Mesh Office Chair

If you sit for long hours at work, as tidy as you can be, the chances of getting coffee spills, ink stains, food crumbs, and other grime are high. However, unlike a leather office chair, mesh chairs are more complicated to clean due to their open ventilation fabric.  

Whether you are shopping for a mesh office chair or looking into how you can restore the beauty and comfort of your existing one, this quick guide is here to help.


Mesh Office Chair Cleaning Guide

1. Gather Your Materials

Gather Your Materials

Here are the important materials that you will need in order to clean your mesh office chair. Most of these items can be found in your home.

  • Warm water
  • Cloth, dish towel, or cleaning rag
  • Dish soap
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Vacuum cleaner

Note: These items are generally safe for standard mesh chairs. However, it is important to recheck your manufacturer’s label to identify the right products that you can use when tackling office chair stains.


2. Vacuum Your Mesh Office Chair

Vacuum Your Mesh Office Chair

Vacuum your mesh chair to remove the dust and debris. We recommend using a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment so you can go over the hard-to-reach areas. Tackle every nook and cranny, including the backrest, as the mesh material traps crumbs and other debris. Run the attachment over the mesh fabric to remove the trapped dirt between the mesh holes. Do this gently to preserve the quality of the mesh material.


3. Dismantle the Removable Parts

Dismantle the Removable Parts

If you want to thoroughly clean your office chair, you'll need to disassemble it in order to get to the hard-to-reach spots. However, if you only want to clean the backrest and seat, you can skip this step and just wipe down other parts like the armrest or swivel.


4. Wipe Your Mesh Chair with Damp Cloth

Wipe Your Mesh Chair with Damp Cloth

Create a dishwashing soap and water mixture to thoroughly clean your mesh chair. Use a clean cloth, rag, or dish towel to wipe the parts, including the mesh fabric. Be careful not to soak your cushioned seat, as it can affect the quality of the foam.

Wipe the grime away from your mesh seat and backrest. Afterwards, remove dust across the entire office chair, including the detached parts and casters. Again, do this gently to prevent your mesh material from ripping or losing its shape. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions to identify which office chair parts can be cleaned with water.


5. Remove the Stubborn Stains

Remove the Stubborn Stains

Spot clean the deep stains on your mesh office chair. Remember to check the care label, as a mesh office chair in Singapore can lose its vibrance after contact with inappropriate products. 

A dish soap and water solution can remove general stains, while a vinegar and water mixture is ideal for deeper stains. Baking soda is also cheap and effective for removing odours. Create a baking soda paste and carefully apply it to the mesh chair. Let it sit on the material to remove the impurities from the seat and backrest. Remove the residue and vacuum your office chair.

You can follow this method for your sofa, mattress, and other upholstered furniture.


6. Disinfect Your Office Chair

Disinfect Your Office Chair

Choose a safe and high-quality disinfectant to tackle your mesh material and other parts of your chair. This can help you defeat the bacteria and other harmful elements that may have been sitting on your chair. You may use a steamer or heated water to disinfect your office chair to achieve the best results.


7. Clean the Small Accessories

Clean the Small Accessories

Aside from the main parts of the office chair, it’s also crucial to clean the attachments like the armrests, casters, pads, and headrests. When everything is thoroughly cleaned, you can carefully put all the parts together and enjoy a cleaner and more comfortable office chair.


Additional Mesh Office Chair Cleaning Tips

Additional Mesh Office Chair Cleaning Tips

Keep your mesh chair clean, comfortable, and appealing to maintain the presentable look of your office space. Here are more tips to maintain a clean office chair:

  • As much as possible, avoid eating snacks at your workstation. This will not only affect the quality of your office chair but may also affect your wellness.
  • Clean your mesh chair regularly to prevent dirt buildup.
  • Tackle spills and stains as soon as they occur.
  • Vacuum your office chair at least once a week.
  • Keep your workstation clean to make it more conducive for working.




A mesh chair is one of the most popular office chair types on the market. Mesh office chairs offer incredible comfort and ventilation with their breathable structure. They are also notably durable, as the mesh material is flexible enough to handle the pressure when fully resting your back. If you’re looking for a reasonably priced office chair to keep your daily office tasks more manageable, a mesh piece is worth investing in.

In terms of maintainability, you can avoid the dreadful cleaning task by taking some minutes out of your day to wipe and clean the surfaces of your chair and office desk. You can also do these on the last day of your work week to ensure that your chair is fresh and clean for the next time you use it.

Shopping for an office chair? Browse through Megafurniture’s collection of high-quality office chairs in Singapore!


1. How to get blood out of office chair?

To remove blood from an office chair, first, blot the stain gently with a cold, damp cloth to absorb as much blood as possible. Then, apply a mixture of cold water and mild soap, blotting gently. Rinse with a clean, damp cloth and repeat if necessary. Avoid hot water to prevent setting the stain.

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