Keeping Your Leather Office Chair In Tip-Top Shape With Simple Cleaning Steps

If you have a leather office chair behind your desk at your place of business, you most likely enjoy the soft comfort and pleasing look it gives. To keep your chair in the best of condition, there are a few steps you can take in maintaining it to help keep it from wearing prematurely. Here are some instructions to follow when caring for your commercial furniture so it lasts for years to come.

Remove Surface Dirt

Take the time to regularly wipe down your office chair with a piece of microfiber cloth to remove accumulated dust, which leads to a grungy appearance. This dust is often noticed on areas other than the seat and back as they are not touched as often. If you notice debris still present after wiping down the leather, use a vacuum cleaner attachment to remove the particles. This can be used in crevices such as where the arms protrude from the seat back and where stitchery is present. Make sure to hold the attachment a bit above the surface of the leather rather than rubbing it along the material, to avoid scratches.

Tend To Caked On Materials

When dirt is not cleaned up promptly, the chair will need a deeper cleaning to remove it without scratching the leather material in the process. Use a mild detergent mixed with warm water to clean your leather chair. First, dip a clean piece of microfiber cloth into the soapy solution, wring out the material, and use it to wipe down the leather. After the leather has been moistened, rub a soft-bristled scrub brush in a circular motion over it to loosen dirt particles. Wipe up the cleaning solution and dirt using a clean piece of microfiber cloth. 

Condition Your Chair

Use a mixture of a 1:2 ratio of vinegar to linseed oil as a deep cleanser to condition your leather chair. This is a safe way to increase the suppleness of the leather material without causing discoloration after use. It will also keep the leather from cracking. Place the mixture in a spray bottle and spritz it over the material. Allow to sit for several minutes and then buff the leather with a clean piece of microfiber cloth. You may need to repeat the buffing procedure a few times to remove any remnants of the solution as it is quite slick. Alternately, you can use a commercial-grade leather conditioning agent to soften the leather of your chair.