How to Clean and Maintain White Plastic Chairs.
White plastic chairs are a popular choice for outdoor furniture due to their affordability, recycled material composition, and durability.
However, their appearance can quickly become dirty and dingy when exposed to the elements if not cleaned regularly. Luckily, cleaning them is a straightforward process that requires a few basic products and tools, along with some manual effort.
Spills and stains from grass, mud, food, tree sap, or bird droppings should be cleaned away as soon as possible to prevent them from setting in.
As for how often to give your white plastic chairs a deep cleaning, it’s recommended to do so at the beginning of the outdoor season and periodically throughout, depending on how often they are used and how dirty they get.
Giving them a good cleaning before storing them away for the winter is also important to prevent dirt and stains from setting in and to ensure they’re ready to use again when spring comes around.
It’s recommended to clean your white plastic chairs at least once a month if they are in frequent use or exposed to the elements regularly. Spills and stains from grass, mud, food, tree sap, or bird droppings should be cleaned away as quickly as possible. Regular cleaning helps to prevent dirt and grime buildup, which can become more difficult to remove over time.
A thorough cleaning at the beginning of the outdoor season will often last throughout the summer, but it’s still important to regularly clean your chairs to maintain their appearance and prevent damage from environmental factors.
Always give the chairs a good cleaning before storing them away for the winter to ensure they’re in good condition for next season.
In addition to regular cleaning, there are also steps you can take to keep your white plastic chairs clean for longer periods of time. Applying a thin coat of automotive paste wax after cleaning can help prevent dirt and stains from sticking to the surface.
Avoid placing the chairs under trees that shed blossoms or leaves, and use an outdoor umbrella to protect them when placed outside. Finally, clean, cover, and store the chairs indoors protected from freezing temperatures during the winter season.
Set up a cleaning area: Lay a plastic tarp outside in a sunny spot near a garden hose and move the chairs or other plastic furniture to the tarp.
Mix a cleaning solution: Choose one of the following cleaning solutions: 1) mix one gallon of lukewarm water and ¼ cup of dishwashing liquid, 2) mix one gallon of lukewarm water and ½ cup of baking soda, or 3) mix one gallon of lukewarm water and ¼ cup of all-purpose cleaner.
Wash and rinse the chairs: Wash the chairs from the top down using a sponge or a soft-bristled nylon brush.
For stained areas, sprinkle some baking soda on the sponge or brush to act as a gentle abrasive. Rinse well with a garden hose and dry with a microfiber towel or air-dry in the sun.
Mix an oxygen bleach solution to whiten dingy and stained chairs (optional): Combine one gallon of lukewarm water with ½ to 1 cup of powdered oxygen bleach in a bucket.
Stir well to mix and dissolve the powder.
Apply the oxygen bleach solution (optional): Wear rubber gloves and use a sponge or soft-bristled nylon brush to apply the oxygen bleach solution to the chairs, starting at the top.
Let the solution sit on the chairs for at least 15 minutes.
Rinse and dry: Rinse the chairs well with a garden hose and dry with a microfiber cloth or air-dry in the sun.
Apply a thin coat of automotive paste wax after cleaning to help repel dirt and stains.
Avoid placing chairs under trees that shed blossoms or leaves to prevent them from getting dirty quickly.
Clean the chairs, cover them, and store them indoors in a protected area during the winter season to prevent damage from freezing temperatures.
Use an outdoor umbrella to protect the chairs from sun exposure and weather elements.
By following these simple tips, you can keep your white plastic chairs looking clean and bright for longer periods of time.
*The information is for reference only.