Check your chair’s upholstery fabric label or contact the manufacturer to determine the upholstery fabric type. Many fabric types need professional care, as the fabric can shrink and/or break down from brushing, steaming or washing.
If your upholstery doesn't require professional cleaning or dry cleaning, go to Step 2.
Gently run your vacuum’s upholstery brush attachment over the surface of your chair's upholstery to remove loose dirt. Use an up-and-down or side-to-side motion, depending on the fabric type and direction of the weave.
Dislodge caked-on or hardened dirt with a soft-bristled brush. Brush lightly in a circular motion across the top of the dirt to break up the dirt and dislodge it from your chair's upholstery.
Clean the chair’s entire upholstery with a carpet/upholstery cleaner or steamer if necessary. Use a cleaner or steamer for general cleaning and maintenance, removal of oils that can trap dirt in fabrics or removal of dirt stains and/or stubborn caked-on/hardened dirt that won't dislodge with brushing.
Follow the cleaner or steamer user instructions for your fabric type.