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3 Tips for Making Your Office Chair Last

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Office chairs that aren’t well maintained will lose their comfiness over time.

If you’ve ever spent a significant amount of time in the office you’ve probably noticed that office chairs tend to get bruised up pretty quickly. Keep in mind that an office chair has to support you during the entire workweek. In addition, dust accumulation and loosened parts will slowly wear down your chair. Following these simple tips will help ensure that your office chair continues to serve you well for years to come.


You would be surprised by just how much grime and dust an office chair collects. Give your office chair a good shake. Most likely you’ll see dust particles fly up into the air. Dust can eat way at your chair’s upholstery, causing the chair to gradually lose cushion and comfort over time. You can avoid this by routinely vacuuming your office chairs once per week. It’s also recommended to use a spray foam upholstery cleaner at least once a year.

Leather Upholstery

The cleaning process is a little bit different for leather upholstery. After you’ve vacuumed your leather office chair, wipe it down with a damp cloth. Then treat it with saddle soap or leather cream once it has dried. Remember to do a test run of any products you use beforehand to make sure they will not damage your office chair’s finish. A soap or cream treatment should be applied every six months.

Wheel and Caster Care

The wheels take the brunt of the pressure from your chair. Wheels also tend to pick up loose hair, dust, or just about anything that’s lying around on the floor. Turn your chair around and pull out any loose fluff and dirt. Then, vacuum the wheels with a suction pipe. You can also use a tin of compressed air to clean out dirt from the hard to reach areas of the wheels.

Lubrication is also important when it comes to functional office chair wheels. Spray the spindles of the wheels with a silicone spray or WD40. Do this at least once every six months.

Fix Loose Screws

Sometimes office chair screws will get loose or go missing. Check to make sure your chair isn’t missing any parts or has any loose mechanisms. If it does, they will need to be tightened or replaced. Loose and missing parts will usually appear on the underside of the chair, where the arms meet the chair back. Of course, the best way to make sure these parts don’t fail is to invest in high quality office chairs. Although they may come at a higher price tag, a higher quality office chair will last much longer.

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