Clean Chairs

You can clean the chairs by vacuuming or dusting the leather frequently. You can use mild soap for soiled leather.


  • For Steelcase-Amia chairs, vacuum or dust the leather frequently with a clean, dry cloth.
  • If the leather is soiled, wipe it with a damp, soft cloth and a lather of any mild soap and a minimum amount of lukewarm water.

    Do not spot clean leather; clean the entire surface. Wipe it clean with a damp cloth and dry it with a clean, soft cloth.

  • For spots and spills, wipe the excess liquid immediately with a clean cloth or sponge, and let the leather air dry.

    If further cleaning is necessary, sponge the entire leather surface with clean, lukewarm water. Let the leather air dry; never use a hair dryer or other heat source to dry leather.

  • For stubborn spots on the leather, apply a mild, nonabrasive soap solution with a clean, wet sponge.

    Rinse well and let it air dry.

  • For butter, oil, or grease, wipe the leather with a clean, dry cloth and let the remainder of the oil dissipate into the leather.

    Do not apply water or try to wash a grease spot.

  • Do not use saddle soap, cleaning solvents, oils, furniture polishes, varnishes, abrasive cleaners, detergents, or ammonia on leather; they will ruin the finish, causing it to become sticky and cracked.
  • For regular cleaning of the polished aluminum chair components, apply a pre-softened paste wax to the polished aluminum following the manufacturer's instructions.

    In humid atmospheres near salt water, apply the wax once a month. In other areas, apply the wax every three months to maintain the appearance of the aluminum.