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How to Maintain and Care for Your Lift Chairs

How to Maintain and Care for Your Lift Chairs

Generally, a lift recliner chair will cost $400-$1500. To some people with limited mobility, a lift recliner chair is essential. Taking care of lift recliner chairs will make them have a longer spin life. I will walk you through how to maintain and care for your chairs.

Guides Before Cleaning Lift Chairs

There is something different between caring leather recliner chairs and fabric recliner chairs. So you need to know what type of material are your lift chairs. If you have children or pets, you had better choose durable materials, like leather and nylon lift chairs, which are considered to be easier to clean too. Wood lift chairs will create a natural style, but they will need more maintenance to clean them. However, no matter what kind of material they are, be sure to unplug them before you clean them.

How to Clean Your Power Lift Chairs

Regular cleaning dust is necessary for each kind of lift chair whatever material they are. And it’s advised to use soft cleaners and towels. Do not use harsh chemicals if you are cleaning a leather lift chair.

How to Clean Leather Recliner Chairs

If you have bought a leather recliner chair, please use a leather cleaner and conditioner specifically made for leather and clean it with a soft dry towel or damp cloth.

Step 1, Add proper leather cleaner to the cold water, according to the leather cleaner instructions.

Leather Lift Chair Clearner

Step 2, Use a soft cloth to wipe it over your chair.

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Step 3, Use another soft clean cloth to dry it off. Avoid rinsing it.

Step 4, Treat it with leather conditioner once or twice a year to make it fresh. In this way, there will be a thin protective layer that repels stains and makes it easier to clean.

Of course, you can also use stem cleaner to clean your chair. Stem cleaner is expensive, but for the long term, your chair deserves it.

How to Clean Fabric Recliner Chairs

When it comes to fabric lift recliner chairs, it doesn’t take less time to clean them than to maintain leather ones. You will need a soft brush. The combination of baby wipes, microfiber cloth, and soft towel will also work great.

Step 1, For a water-safe fabric recliner chair, you can mix laundry detergent and water, then rub your chair with a soft cloth and scrub out any stains or spots with a brush.

Step 2, Rinse the fabric and wipe off any residual soap.

Step 3, Absorb excess water and allow it to dry.

However, you had better use fabric cleaner especially made for fabric to clean it if your chair is not a water-safe one.

The vacuum cleaner is also a great alternative to clean fabric.

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Clean it up the right way once there are spills or stains on your chairs. Otherwise spills and stains will be absorbed by the upholstery fibers.

Use warm water to clean a stain that was caused by a product such as ink, cosmetics, shoe polish, oil, or grease. And clean a stain that was caused by liqueurs, wine, soda, tea, or milk with a dry cloth.

Guide to Making Recliner Chairs Have a Longer Spin Life

1. Keep Your Chair Away from Sunlight

In order to avoid your recliner chair fading or cracking, don’t put it directly under the sunlight or in the rain.

2. Avoid Odor

Don’t put your fabric recliner chair in somewhere with a strong odor. A foul odor will age the process of your chair. Take the smell of smoke for example, the fabric fiber will absorb it but not easily disperse it. Moreover, don’t put your recliner chairs close to your kitchen. Cooking fumes will settle on the chair but are difficult to remove, and then there might be stains left.

3. Maintain the Mechanic Part Regularly

Maintain the Mechanic Part

Remember to oil your mechanics part regularly to make sure the lift chair can lift properly. Don’t ignore it until it makes a buzzing noise. It’s also important to avoid your chair being overloaded.

4. Avoid Scratches

Light-colored leather recliner chairs need more maintenance than dark ones. Light-colored recliners will look dirtier once there are any stains. Be careful of sharp objects and pet’s claws to avoid leaving scratches.

You may also be interested in how to fix a power lift recliner chair.

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Q1. We need a new remote but can’t find the exact one, what should we do?

Try to find a dealer that sells & services them or a repair tech that does the same. If you buy a remote from another brand, it may not work.

Q2. How often should I clean my recliner?

It is recommended to clean your recliner regularly, ideally at least once a month. This routine maintenance helps keep the upholstery or leather in good condition and prevents the buildup of dust and dirt. Additionally, be attentive to any spills or stains, and address them promptly with spot cleaning as needed to maintain the overall cleanliness and appearance of your recliner. Regular cleaning not only enhances the visual appeal of your recliner but also contributes to its longevity and performance.


Q3. How long can I expect my recliner to last with proper care?

With proper care and maintenance, a well-built recliner can last for 7-15 years. Investing time and effort into routine care, such as regular cleaning, lubrication of moving parts, and addressing minor issues promptly, contributes significantly to the longevity of your recliner. While the exact lifespan can vary depending on factors like the quality of the recliner, frequency of use, and the specific care provided, a properly maintained recliner can provide a comfortable and functional seating experience for a considerable period. In essence, proper care ensures a good return on your investment, making your recliner a durable and reliable piece of furniture in your living space.

Q4. Does Medicare pay for lift recliners?

 Medicare typically does not cover the cost of lift recliners. Seriously speaking, Recliner chairs are more for relaxing and comfort rather than for medical usage.

If you have specific health needs that require a lift chair, it's advisable to consult with your healthcare provider to explore potential alternatives or funding options.

Q5. How often should you replace a recliner?


The frequency with which you should replace a recliner depends on various factors, including its quality, usage, and how well it's maintained.

You can replace a well-built recliner chair with proper maintenance after 8-15 years or more. Get more information by reading how to choose a lift recliner.

Q6. Can I use Murphy's oil soap to clean a leather chair?

While Murphy's Oil Soap is a popular cleaner for wood surfaces and some household items, it's not recommended for cleaning leather. Leather requires specific care to maintain its texture and finish. Instead of Murphy's Oil Soap, consider using a cleaner designed specifically for leather.

Q7. What is the best homemade leather cleaner?

Prepare 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup white vinegar, and distilled water. It’s optional to prepare a few drops of essential oil for fragrance (such as tea tree oil or lavender oil). Step 1, combine the olive oil and white vinegar in a bowl. Step 2, If you'd like a pleasant scent, add a few drops of your chosen essential oil.

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