How to Clean and Deodorize a Fabric Gaming Chair

Ever noticed a strange odor during an intense gaming session? You’re not alone! We know the struggle of dealing with unpleasant smells from our beloved fabric gaming chairs. Learn how to clean and deodorize a fabric gaming chair.

While gaming, we often overlook our gaming chairs. However, they play an important part in our comfort, especially during those long gaming hours. A clean and fresh-smelling chair makes and smells our gaming environment fresh and hygienic. Ready for a refreshing change? Stay tuned!

How to clean a fabric gaming chair

Your gaming chair is your gaming partner so it is important to keep it clean, especially if you have a fabric gaming chair, which works like a magnet for dirt and grime. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to clean your fabric gaming chair.

Gather the items

  • A soft brush (like an old toothbrush)
  • Mild dish soap or fabric cleaner
  • Clean, soft cloths or towels
  • Lukewarm water
  • A small bucket or bowl
  • A vacuum with an upholstery attachment

Step 1: Prepare your chair

  • If your chair has any detachable cushions or parts, remove them.
  • Place the chair in an open area where you can clean and move it around easily.

Step 2: Dry cleaning 

Begin your cleaning process with a dry clean to get rid of any dust or loose particles.

  • Clean the entire surface of the chair through the vacuum’s upholstery attachment.
  • For tighter areas, use a soft brush to sweep away debris.

Step 3: Spot clean stains 

Cleaning spots and stains frequently can prevent them from setting in deeper.

  • Mix a few drops of mild dish soap with lukewarm water in a bowl or bucket. The solution is ready to clean your gaming chair. Although if you have a chair fabric cleaner you can use that too.
  • Damp a soft cloth in the prepared solution or fabric cleaner and wring out the excess solution or cleaner.
  • Gently tap the cloth at the stain. Don’t rub it harshly as this can push the stain deeper into the fabric.
  • Rinse the cloth with clean water and tap it again on the stains to remove the remaining soapy solution.
  • Tap a dry towel on it to let the area dry.

Step 4: Overall clean 

If your chair needs a full spa day so, here’s how to deep clean the fabric without oversoaked it.

  • Damp a soft cloth in your soap solution, and wring it out by ensuring soapy drops are not dripping.
  • Gently wipe down the entire chair especially the most touched areas like armrests and the seat.
  • Now with a clean wet cloth wipe down the chair again and again until soapy solution is removed.
  • Tap the whole chair with a dry towel, then let it dry completely by itself.

Step 5: Drying the chair

  • Never use a heater or hair dryer as this can damage the fabric.
  • Place the chair in a well-ventilated area or under a ceiling fan to dry faster.
  • Ensure the chair is completely dry before using it again.

Step 6: Maintenance tips

  • To keep your chair looking new, vacuum it regularly to prevent the dirt from absorbing into the fabric.
  • Avoid eating or drinking while using the chair to prevent spills and stains.
  • Rotate and flip cushions (if removable) occasionally to ensure the chair’s padding doesn’t get flat.

How to deodorize a fabric gaming chair

Gaming chairs, especially fabric chairs are prone to pile up odors over time due to frequent use. Here is a simple, easy-to-follow guide on how to deodorize your fabric gaming chair.

Step 1: Vacuum the chair and clean the spots

Use a handheld vacuum or a vacuum with a brush attachment to pick up loose debris. This will ensure that any crumbs or dust particles are removed before you begin the deodorizing process. Clean the spots with a mixture of dish soap and warm water.

Step 2: Use baking soda

Baking soda is a natural odor absorber. Sprinkle it generously all over the fabric of your chair, don’t forget to sprinkle it into all the nooks and crannies.

Leave the baking soda on the chair for at least 20-30 minutes, or even overnight if the odor is strong.

Step 3: Vacuum again

Use your handheld vacuum or brush attachment to remove all of the baking soda. At this point, you will notice that the baking soda has absorbed a good amount of the odor.

Step 4: Fabric deodorizer spray

Many fabric deodorizers are safe to use on fabric gaming chairs. They not only help to eliminate odors but also leave a fresh scent behind.

Spray fabric deodorizer on your chair evenly as per the instructions on the deodorizer.

Step 5: Let the chair air dry

To finish off, keep your chair in the fresh air for a while to let the remaining moisture evaporate. Let it completely dry itself. 

And there you have it! Your fabric gaming chair should now be free of odors and ready for your next gaming session. Happy gaming!


Taking good care of your fabric gaming chair not only makes it look fresh and hygienic but can also extend its lifespan. With regular maintenance and the occasional deep clean, your chair will stay comfy, stylish, clean, and fresh. 🫧🎮

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you clean a dirty gaming chair?

Cleaning a gaming chair is much like showing love and care to a loyal friend; it deserves your attention and love. First, vacuum the chair lightly to remove dust and debris. Then, use a mild solution of soap and warm water and gently dab the affected area without soaking the material. Wipe with a wet cloth, then a dry cloth, and let it air dry. Avoid placing your chair in direct sunlight to prevent fading.

What should I clean my gaming chair with?

For leather or PU chairs, use a soft damp cloth with a mild soapy solution, then wipe off with clean water. For fabric chairs, a mild fabric cleaner can work wonders. It is the best practice to test any cleaner on a hidden and small part first for ensuring that it doesn’t affect the color or texture.

How do you clean a fabric computer chair?

Fabric chairs, much like our favorite cozy sweaters, need gentle care. Vacuum the chair gently to remove any loose dust. For spot cleaning, dab gently with a cloth dipped in a mild soap solution. Rinse the area by dabbing a wet cloth on it then pat it dry with a dry towel. Finally, place the chair in a well-ventilated area to let it dry completely. Avoid direct sunlight to maintain its vibrant color.

How do you take care of a fabric gaming chair?

A fabric gaming chair isn’t just a seat; it’s your gaming throne! To ensure it stays in good condition:
– Vacuum regularly to prevent dust accumulation.
– Avoid eating or drinking while seated to prevent potential spills.
– Rotate and fluff any cushions periodically for even wear.
– Keep it away from direct sunlight to prevent color fading.
– Clean the spills away immediately to prevent stubborn stains.

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