The Fusion Living Ghost Chairs Guide: FAQS

Welcome to the Fusion Living guide to all things ghost chairs, a popular and timeless design we think you will love. 

But if you are still trying to decide whether this iconic style is right for you, you have come to the right place. Here we have answered all the most frequently asked questions about ghost style chairs, so you can fully appreciate the design and know how to to style it and care for it.

Our collection is filled with a huge variety of ghost chair styles and designs, so you are sure to find the perfect option to suit your home and interior.

Table of Contents

  1. What is a ghost chair?
  2. When was the ghost chair invented?
  3. Do ghost chairs scratch easily?
  4. Can you paint ghost chairs?
  5. How much weight can a ghost chair support?
  6. How to care for ghost chairs 
  7. Choosing the perfect ghost chairs

What is a ghost chair?

Created using a single mould of polycarbonate, with no welds or joints, a ghost chair is a furniture masterpiece!

This iconic design is a cult classic and can be styled in countless different ways, from using the ghost chair as a focal point and topic of conversation to styling it in a way that blends seamlessly with the rest of your interior.

Two clear ghost chairs at round modern table

When was the ghost chair invented?

Although many people in the interior design world would suggest that the ghost chair has only been around since the early 2000s, furniture designers have been experimenting with clear plastics since 1931, when Lucite was invented. Despite this, the name ‘Ghost’ in appliance with furniture did not appear until 1987. 

Do ghost chairs scratch easily?

Unfortunately, ghost chairs can be scratched and marked if not properly taken care of. For this reason, we do recommend them for dining areas with minimal use or no small children and animals. However, this doesn’t mean that ghost chairs are not practical and comfortable furniture choices to be avoided. 

How to get scratches out of a Ghost chair

Small scratches can be polished away with acrylic-friendly products and a soft,  lint-free cloth. 

Larger marks, on the other hand, may take a bit more effort to remove, but it is not impossible. If you can feel the scratch on your ghost chair, then you will need to sand the area with a piece of dry silicon-carbide sandpaper, and rub it in a circular motion. Next, do the same process with a damp piece of sandpaper to remove any remnants. 

Finish by polishing the area with a finer silicon-carbide sandpaper, and use a polishing agent like car wax to restore the initial lustre of the ghost chair.

Ghost chairs at white modern dining table

Can you paint ghost chairs?

If you have a ghost chair that no longer suits your design tastes or interior theme, consider upcycling it before you throw it away. 

Ghost chairs can be painted using spray paint to give them a new lease of life. Simply make sure your chair is clean before starting, and if there are any scratches or signs of wear, now is the perfect time to sand and polish them using our advice above. 

Just remember to prepare the chair first using a primer, as this will allow you to use any kind of spray paint and achieve an excellent payoff. 

How much weight can a ghost chair support?

As we’ve mentioned, ghost chairs are comfortable additions to your dining or living areas, and although they have an elegant and fragile appearance, they can support more than you might expect. 

Did you know that polycarbonate is also used for bulletproof glass and lenses for glasses? This should give you some idea of how reliable the material is! 

Crafted from hard-wearing, polycarbonate plastic, ghost chairs in our collection can support up to 250lbs. 

Contemporary clear plastic chair decorated with stylish soft furnishings

How to care for ghost chairs

By now, you should be pretty much sold on ghost chairs, and all that is left is to learn how to properly clean and care for them. Follow our simple advice for all the key tips you need to know. 

How to clean ghost chairs

To clean your ghost chair, always use a 100% cotton cloth and make sure to designate it for your polycarbonate furniture only. This will ensure that no dirt or grit accumulates from other furniture pieces and scuffs your ghost chairs. 

Clean your ghost furniture with lukewarm water and regular dish soap. Ensure you rinse each piece thoroughly so that no residue remains and finally hand dry using a soft cloth.

Tips for caring for your ghost chairs

Beyond cleaning, there are some more tiops you need to remember when it comes to taking proper care of your ghost chairs and othe polycarbinate furniture. 

1. Keep away from heat 

Always keep your ghost chairs away rom direct heat sources, as they may cause the material to melt or warp. 

2. Avoid harsh chemical products

It might be tempting to go in with some window cleaner to quickly dust over your ghost chairs, but avoid it at all costs. Chemicals in products like these are abrasive and can cause tiny cracks and fractures in the material. 

Transparent ghost chairs lined up along modern dining room table

Choosing the perfect ghost chairs 

Now you have read through our guide, we hope we have answered all of your questions on ghost chairs. The fun part is next, choosing the ideal chairs for your home! 

At Fusion Living, we have a wide selection of ghost chairs on offer, which includes both side chairs and armchairs. 

However, if you are not convinced that this is the perfect style to elevate your home, then don’t hesitate to look for more inspiration in our wider seating collection, where you can shop more dining chairs and armchairs available. 

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