White plastic furniture is trendy in the gardens and terraces of our homes. This type of furniture is both comfortable and affordable. On the other hand, it is very messy, especially in its white color.
So is the white plastic of your chairs blackened and dull? 10 Tips below provide you with some great cleaning tips for cleaning lawn chairs effectively.
1. Clean the garden chairs with soapy water
It may seem obvious, but the first thing to do is clean the lawn chairs with warm soapy water. Indeed it is a simple and fast way to remove dirt and surface stains from white garden chairs and other garden furniture.
But the most important thing to prevent white plastic from losing its shine and blackening over time is to clean it frequently. To keep your garden chairs clean and spotless, it’s best to clean them once a month and even better, twice a month. This will keep the beautiful white color of your outdoor furniture much longer.
Frequent cleaning with soapy water helps prevent stubborn stains that are difficult to remove from white plastic chairs.
2. Clean white chairs with baking soda
Used for household chores around the house, baking soda is an efficient natural stain remover to have around the house. Here is how to clean garden chairs and polypropylene chairs:
- Mix baking soda with white vinegar and add water
- Mix well and use a cloth to rub the chairs and garden furniture
- Use a brush to scrub and remove stubborn stains (not too stiff so as not to damage the plastic of the chairs)
- Rinse and dry your garden chairs quickly with a cloth
You can replace the bicarbonate with borax for even more stubborn stains or clean a blackened plastic.
3. Restore shine with vinegar
Over time and inclement weather, white plastic loses its shine and becomes duller. Hence, as we mentioned at the beginning of the article, the importance is to clean the chairs with soapy water regularly.
To restore shine and remove stains, a mixture of water and vinegar is a good cleaning tip for garden furniture. For a stubborn stain, do not hesitate to add baking soda to your mixture.
4. Use oven cleaner
To clean the blackened white plastic, it may be necessary to use a cleaner more powerful than water and vinegar, for example. So for VERY stubborn stains, an oven cleaner may be the right solution to remove all of those stains.
- Spray some oven cleaner on your white lawn chairs
- Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly to remove everything.
- Quickly dry your chairs with a cloth.
Be careful because, on some garden chairs, this product could damage the equipment. It is better to test the product on an invisible part, above the table or below the garden chair.
5. Bleach to bleach white chairs
Bleach is, of course, a powerful and effective cleaning product for bleaching various materials, including plastic chairs. But is it really environmental to use bleach today to clean your garden furniture? The question arises.
If you still choose to use bleach, make sure that no drop of this product falls on the ground and in the environment. It’s your responsibility!
- Pour a little bleach in a lot of water and scrub your white chairs.
- Rinse thoroughly as the sun will make your chairs yellow if there is still bleach left on them
It is really very important to completely remove the bleach because you risk turning your white chairs into yellow chairs, so be careful!
But why not replace the bleach with another cleaning product, but this time naturally? Here are some products that can very well be used instead of bleach:
- Lemon juice
- White vinegar
- Castile soap
6. Hydrogen peroxide for beautiful white chairs
To keep your garden chairs white, make a homemade mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide.
- Mix 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide with 10 cups of tap water
- Add 1/3 cup of lemon juice.
With a sponge or a line, rub your chairs and garden furniture and rinse. Your chairs will become all beautiful and white as before. For filthy and dirty white chairs, you can also add baking soda to your mixture.
7. Car wax and garden furniture
Did you know that it is possible to use car wax on your plastic garden chairs and furniture? Indeed, to keep your white garden chairs clean and shiny, you can wax them with a little car wax.
This is a good tip to protect your PVC garden chairs from dirt, rain stains, and even scratches. It is important to let the chairs dry well when they are waxed not to stain your clothes.
8. Clean the white plastic with the Clay Stone
Clay Stone is very effective in removing stains encrusted on your beautiful white chairs and other garden furniture. Indeed, this natural cleaning product is widely used and popular with environmentally conscious people.
How to clean the chairs with claystone? Easy, we apply a little clay stone on the surface, and we rub with a cloth or a soft bristle brush to remove the stains. We rinse and dry to finish cleaning, quite simply.
9. And now, how to clean garden furniture in woven resin?
Do you have resin wicker garden furniture? This type of outdoor furniture is at the same time light, resistant, and oh so pretty on the terrace.
Contrary to popular belief, resin wicker furniture is much easier to clean and maintain over time. Indeed, they are much more resistant than the famous white garden chairs that we see everywhere on the terrace in summer.
Simple soapy water with a sponge should be sufficient to clean this type of garden furniture.
For more stubborn stains, you can use a cloth with claystone. Find in the previous tip quality claystone at a great price.
Where to find resin garden furniture?
You will find in this garden shop a wide choice of Hesperide and Jardideco brand garden furniture.
But that’s not all; take the opportunity to find tables of all shapes, hammocks, heated parasols, and many other furniture and garden accessories. Good shopping!