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    Whether you work from home or in a cubicle, a desk job means you’ll be spending most of your day sitting in your chair. An occasional accident with food, ink or drink is bound to happen, and you’ll surely have to clean it up. Over time, the upholstery might need general cleaning as well, and if your wheels don’t roll as well as they should, they might need cleaning of their own.

    1.Pick up any loose debris.

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    Use a paper towel to grab as much of the solid as possible and discard it in the trash. You may need to do this several times in order to completely remove the solid. If cleaning a chair with fabric upholstery, it’s important not to rub as you clean; you might force the solids into the fabric and make it more difficult to clean.
    -   It’s important to act as soon as you see the mess, so it doesn’t have time to set.
    2.Blot liquids with a wet cloth.

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    The faster you attend to a spill, the less likely it is to set and cause a stain. If you act quickly enough, you should just need to dampen a cloth or rag with water. Use it to sponge up as much of the liquid as you can. Wring out the liquid in a separate container or a sink, and keep blotting the spill until it’s gone.
    3.Check the care tag on your chair.

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    This tag provides cleaning instructions directly from the manufacturer. If you see an S, you should only use solvent-based solutions to clean the chair. A W means you should use a water-based solvent, while an SW or S/W means either type of solution can be used
    4.Remove stains from S coded chairs with a dry cleaning solvent. Any product containing water could damage the fabric used in your chair’s upholstery. There are several brands of cleaners, and you should always check the instructions coming with the product. Some are in liquid form while others are powdered.
    -   In either case, you’ll want to apply a small amount of solvent to a dry cloth and blot up the stain.
    -   Make sure to use a damp cloth to wick away the solvent, otherwise it could leave a ring on your upholstery.
    5.Clean stains from W coded chairs with a water-based solvent. Mix a mild dish soap with water and dampen a clean cloth with it. Blot the stain with the cloth. Be careful not to rub the stain, otherwise you may damage the upholstery, especially if it’s made of fabric or microfibers
    6.Remove stains with rubbing alcohol. Dampen a cotton ball with a few drops of rubbing alcohol. Test the alcohol on a small spot of the chair that’s out of view. If it doesn’t cause any damage, use the cotton ball to rub the stain.
    -   Mesh upholstery tends to get frayed if rubbed too briskly. Make sure to be more gentle on these surfaces.
    -    Don’t use rubbing alcohol on acrylic fabric upholstery.
    -    Rubbing alcohol only has a small amount of water, and you may be able to use it on S coded upholstery. If in doubt, apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol to a small, inconspicuous part of the upholstery. If there’s no damage, you should be able to use the rubbing alcohol.