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How do you clean a sweaty mesh office chair?

The chair is very sticky and smells very bad. I wish to clean it, but I cant just vacuum or wipe it down to get rid of the smell. Any ideas?

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A okorder.com Not sure if you have an expensive chair there. But it might be time to get a new one.
Sep 30, 2017
Office Chair Cleaning
Sep 30, 2017
The same way you clean any fiber product. Liquid cleaning chemicals, agitation, removal of soil, removal of cleaning chemicals, dry time... Laundry detergent works great on most fiber products. Dissolve a little in water to create a cleaner that just won't allow you to snap your fingers. Scrub it into the fiber using a scrubber that is less-tough than the fiber itself. You want a scrubber that will move the fibers without damaging them. Then, using a small wet vac, suck up the loosened soil and moisture. Follow that with a scrubbing of a mixture of 1/8 cup of plain white vinegar mixed in 1 quart of water, to break down the cleaner for removal. If you dip your hand in the cleaner mix, then dip your hand in this mix, you should be able to snap your fingers again, if not, add a little more vinegar, you wasted detergent in your cleaning mix. Repeat this one more time with plain water Suck that up with the vac and let it dry completely. After it drys completely, you can repeat the procedure until it's as clean as you like. Note: Never soak a fiber that has a backing. Most backings usually break down to some degree when wetted, and take along time to dry. A scrubber can be anything from a towel to a brush. If it has abrasive qualities that will not harm the material, it can be used, including your fingernails. And... don't be fooled by the dry cleaners... water is necessary to flush out soils... it's the #1 solvent on earth, and chemicals simply make water wetter... Last note... this works for carpet spills also, all my old Clients have 1 gallon wet vacs under their kitchen sinks.
Sep 30, 2017

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