Tips for cleaning white plastic chairs

Tips for cleaning white plastic chairs

Tips for cleaning white plastic chairs

How to clean white plastic chairs?

White plastic garden chairs and tables are still very popular for the balcony and patio at home.

Unfortunately white plastic can turn black and yellow over time. We offer the best tips and tricks to clean and whiten white plastic garden chairs.

1.Clean garden chairs with soapy water

The first thing to do is to clean the garden chairs with warm soapy water. This is a quick and easy way to remove dirt and stains from white plastic chairs and other polypropylene outdoor furniture.

Regular cleaning to avoid stubborn stains!

The most important way to prevent white plastic from losing its shine and turning black over time is to clean your garden chairs frequently. It is recommended to clean them once a month or better twice a month. The beautiful white color of your garden furniture will be kept much longer.

2. Cleaning garden chairs with baking soda

Often used for household chores, baking soda is a very practical natural stain remover to have around the house.

So here's how to clean garden chairs and polypropylene chairs:

Mix baking soda with white vinegar and add water.

Mix well and use a cloth to clean the plastic chairs and furniture.

Use a brush to remove stubborn stains (not too stiff so as not to damage the plastic)

Rinse and quickly dry your white chairs with a cloth.

For even more stubborn stains or to clean blackened plastic, you can replace the baking soda with borax or a combination of the two products.

3. Shine white plastic with vinegar

With time and weathering, white plastic loses its shine and becomes duller, especially for garden chairs. Hence the importance, as mentioned at the beginning of this article, of cleaning chairs regularly with soapy water.

Mix an equal amount of white vinegar with warm water.

Use a cloth or sponge to clean the white plastic.

Rinse with water and dry with a dry cloth to finish.

For a more stubborn stain embedded in the plastic, feel free to add baking soda to your water and vinegar mixture.

In addition to restoring the shine to your garden furniture, you can use this tip to clean your wood deck naturally.

4. Use an oven cleaner

To clean a blackened white plastic it may be necessary to use a stronger cleaner than water and vinegar for example.

Then for VERY stubborn stains an oven cleaner can be useful to remove all those stains.

Spray a little oven cleaner on your white lawn chairs.

Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and rinse thoroughly to remove everything.

Quickly dry your chairs with a cloth and repeat as needed.

Be careful, on some garden chairs, this product could damage the material. It is better to test the product on an inconspicuous area, such as the top of the table or the bottom of the lawn chair, to avoid damaging them.

5. How do I bleach plastic lawn chairs?

Bleach is of course a powerful and effective cleaner for bleaching various surfaces and objects including plastic garden chairs and tables. But is it really environmental to use bleach to clean your garden furniture? The question arises, doesn't it?

If you choose to use bleach anyway, then make sure that no drops of bleach fall on the ground... It's your responsibility!

Pour a little bleach into a lot of water and scrub your white chairs (wear protective gloves).

Rinse thoroughly, as the sun will turn your chairs yellow if there is still bleach on the plastic.

It's really important to remove the bleach completely, as you risk turning your white chairs yellow, so be careful!

Replace the bleach with a natural cleaner!

But why not replace bleach with another natural cleaning product? Here are some products that can be used to clean your white plastic chairs instead of bleach:

Lemon juice

White vinegar

Castile soap

Baking soda

6. Hydrogen peroxide for beautiful white chairs

To keep your plastic (and resin) garden chairs white, make a homemade mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide.

Mix 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide with 10 cups of cold water.

Then add 1/3 cup of lemon juice and mix well.

Scrub and clean your chairs and garden table with a sponge or cloth.

Rinse to finish and your garden chairs will be back to their beautiful white color. For very dirty and clogged chairs you can also add baking soda to your mixture for a deep clean. 

7. Car wax and garden furniture

Did you know that you can use car wax on your plastic chairs and garden furniture?  In fact, to keep your lawn chairs clean and shiny, you can wax them with a little car wax.

This is a great trick to protect your PVC garden chairs from dirt, rain stains and even scratches.

It's important to let the chairs dry thoroughly after waxing so you don't stain your clothes. Do this tip when it's hot and dry so that the chairs dry quickly. 

8. How to clean woven resin garden furniture?

Do you have woven resin garden furniture? This type of outdoor furniture is lightweight, durable and looks great on the patio.

These garden chairs are very resistant!

Contrary to what you might think, woven resin furniture is much easier to clean and maintain over time. In fact, they are much more resistant than the famous white garden chairs that can be seen everywhere on the terraces in the summer.

Simple soapy water with a sponge should be enough to clean this type of woven resin garden furniture. For more stubborn stains you can use a cloth with clay stone. 

9. Cleaning white plastic chairs with clay stone

To remove stains from white chairs and other garden furniture, Clay Stone is very effective. In fact, this natural cleaning product is widely used and popular with environmentally conscious people.

A natural cleaning product for the house and garden!

Easy, we apply a little clay stone on the surface and we rub with a cloth or a brush with soft bristles to remove the stains. Simply rinse and dry to finish the cleaning.

This product is also very effective in removing yellow stains from plastic.

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