Today I redid my kitchen bar stool. It was very easy. Just unscrew the cushion , add new fabric, staple fabric, and finally put chair back together. From start to finish it is a thirty minute job. Now to on to my point. I used a leather/ micro fiber material on my stool . Yes you can clean it easily but I like to stack the odds in my favor. I use weather protection spray for boots on the stool. I'm sure any brand will work but I'm a fan of kiwi. Hope you find this useful.