Traditionally, bean bag chairs contain pellets, beans, or expanded polystyrene. Thanks to these generous materials bean bags chairs can mold themselves around your body when you sit–it’s also what can make them difficult to clean.
The problem gets even worse when you take into consideration that bean bag chairs can be made out of a variety of fabrics, all of which require different cleaning techniques. But don’t worry! In this article, we’re going to go over how to clean a bean bag chair so that it practically sparkles.
How To Clean Bean Bag Chairs
So, you’re interested in cleaning your bean bag chair — great! We can tell you how to do just that but first, it’s important to note that these techniques are to be used on the material of the chair itself and not on any removable covers.
Plush Bean Bag Chairs
Plush bean bag chairs are the most popular type for children and because of this, they need to be cleaned regularly regardless of whether they look dirty or not. To clean these kinds of bean bag chairs, a damp cloth will usually do the trick.
Once you have finished cleaning the chair, use a fine-toothed hairbrush to brush the fabric, evening out the nap.
Velvet Bean Bag Chairs
Velvet is an especially soft, fancy fabric that is similar in composition to suede. Velvet bean bag chairs are generally pretty easy to clean as long as they are well taken care of.
If they do happen to get dirty (some red wine perhaps?) you can bring them back to life by using a mixture of warm water and very mild soap. Simply dampen a cloth with the solution and spot clean the stain before it sets in.
Let the spot dry and brush it gently with a fine-toothed hairbrush.
Leather Bean Bag Chairs
Lastly, we have the infamous leather bean bag chairs. Most bean bag chair lovers flock to this style due to its stylish appearance and neat texture.
When you clean your leather bean bag chair, all you really have to do is dust it with a cloth. If your chair has gotten something spilled on it, cleaning it is still simple — a damp cloth to wipe away the mess will usually work.
It’s best to avoid using leather cleaners as they are meant for real leather, which most leather bean bag chairs are not.
How to Clean Bean Bag Chair Covers
Now onto bean bag chair covers because, if they’re covering up your bean bag chair, chances are that they’ll end up dirty at some point.
Suede Bean Bag Chair Covers
To clean this kind of cover, all you really need is a simple suede eraser or damp terry cloth that you can use to wipe the cover with. Or, you could use a metal suede brush to brush the fabric, making sure to only use circular motions.
Suede protecting spray will be a helpful tool, too.
Vinyl Bean Bag Chair Covers
Vinyl bean bag chair covers require a bit more delicacy when in use. When it gets dirty, you can use warm water and soap as well as a soft bristle brush. Be sure to use gentle, circular motions and avoid pushing too hard.
After you’re done scrubbing, wipe the soap off with warm water but be sure to avoid getting the cover too wet.
Finally, you can dry the cover with a soft cloth.
With any luck, we’ve helped you get an idea of how to best clean your bean bag chair and/or cover. Regardless of which type of cover you have or which type of fabric your bean bag chair is made of, always remember to be gentle.