Cleaning your plastic garden chairs ready for the sun!
Plastic garden chairs are a popular choice for outdoor seating because they're lightweight, durable, and easy to clean. But over time, they can become dirty and discoloured due to exposure to the elements, food stains, and other types of dirt and grime. Here are some tips on how to clean your plastic garden chairs and keep them looking like new.
- Start by removing any loose dirt or debris from the chairs using a dry brush or cloth. This will prevent the dirt from getting ground into the plastic and make the cleaning process more difficult.
- Next, mix a solution of warm water and mild detergent in a bucket. You can use a dish soap or a specialised plastic cleaner.
- Use a sponge or cloth to apply the cleaning solution to the chairs, paying special attention to any stains or discoloured areas. Scrub gently but firmly to remove dirt and grime.
- Rinse the chairs thoroughly with a hose or bucket of clean water to remove any remaining dirt and cleaning solution. Be sure to remove all the cleaning solutions to avoid any residue.
- For tough stains like mould or mildew, try using a solution of equal parts water and vinegar. Use a stiff brush to scrub the affected areas, and then rinse with clean water.
- If you want to remove any oxidation or yellowing, you can use a plastic restorer, a specialised product which will restore the original colour of the plastic.
- Allow the chairs to dry completely in the sun or by using a microfibre cloth or a BLO car dryer.
- To maintain the look of your plastic garden chairs, it's important to store them in a dry place when not in use and to protect them from harsh weather conditions.
- Finally, to protect them from future staining and discolouration, you can apply a UV protectant spray.
By following these tips, you can keep your plastic garden chairs looking like new for years to come. Remember to always check the manufacturer's instructions before using any cleaning products, and to use them in a well-ventilated area. And don't forget to enjoy your newly cleaned and refreshed chairs while enjoying your garden!