Asked on Aug 01, 2018

How can I clean mesh patio dining chairs?

by Patrice

Any suggestions for removing moss stains on light colored mesh seats on patio dining set? Any suggestions welcome. Thank you!

how can i clean mesh patio dining chairs

Chairs after power washing.

how can i clean mesh patio dining chairs

Close up of mesh material.

how can i clean mesh patio dining chairs

Table with moss stains and chair (deck needs work too but too busy right now!).

  17 answers
  • I would try a Magic Eraser, it seems to really help with getting spot mold stains out for me.

  • AmAtHome AmAtHome on Aug 01, 2018

    Hi Pat,

    I used Krud Kutter on all my outdoor furniture, and had great results. I sprayed the Krud Kutter, let it sit for probably about 30 minutes, and scrubbed the mesh with a scrub bush. When I hosed them off they looked pretty darn good! There are also various Krud Kutter formulas, and I've never had bad results from any. I've used the kitchen, mold&mildew, carpet cleaner, and heavy duty.

  • Sweet pea Sweet pea on Aug 01, 2018

    Home Depot/Lowes carry a product called Spray it & Forget it that removes mold from outdoor furniture. It runs around $15 and is easy to use. Check out their video on their website.

  • Angelina'sblessedhome Angelina'sblessedhome on Aug 02, 2018
    I use 1 of these 2 ways depending on the fabric care tag, as sometimes the vinegar 1 will break down the mesh( not too often does this happen) But I mix 2 cups of white vinegar with 2 tbs of liquid DISH soap in bucket of hot water. Use a soft brush to work in the groves. Let it sit for a bit and then rinse. I keep a spray bottle around with vinegar in it and as soon as I see some mildew starting a give a quick spray it wipes off right away. If you are worried about the vinegar breaking down the mesh, then try this. Brush lightly with soft bristle brush. Dilute 1 tbs of POWDERED Laundry detergent in cup of warm water until detergent is dissolved. Using just a cloth start at top of chair and work down in small circles. Rinse. I have started spraying all my outdoor furniture with waterproof spray and cushions too. Always have dry seats and helps stop them from getting dirty and mildew.

  • Kristen Kristen on Aug 02, 2018

    I use a bleach and water mixture. Spray on, let sit for about 10 minutes and hose off! I do it every year on my patio furniture. Works wonderfully! Good luck!

  • Madeline Madeline on Aug 02, 2018
    I use Awesome , found in dollar stores. Works great on just about anything.

  • Patrice Patrice on Aug 04, 2018

    Thanks so much for everyone’s help! Going to try to tackle this today before we get even MORE RAIN!

  • Patrice Patrice on Aug 04, 2018

    Done! Scrubbed with a bristled brush and used bathroom cleaner- “scrub free” with bleach. Wouldn’t have thought of this without your suggestions! Thanks again!

  • You could try a power washer, set at a low pressure so as not to blow out or stretch the fabric. Diluting some Simple Green in a spray bottle would definitely do the trick.

  • We love a product called Simple Green. We find it Home Depot. It works fabulously with the power washer, but it also works well with a scrub brush. It's better than bleach because bleach can yellow whites over time and it can also eat away at the fabric.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 13, 2021

    Use Awesome from the Dollar Tree & a scrub brush. Or the Dollar store version of Oxyclean.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 13, 2021

    You need to add a booster to the pressure washing. Whichever you choose, make sure you let it sit for a while before washing off. Awesome, Krud Kutter, Simple Green, would all be good options.

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on May 15, 2021

    I use a pressure washer with a non bleach solution.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 10, 2021

    Hello, Spry on Wet and Leave or Spray and Leave available at DIY stores in the Garden Department

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Aug 16, 2021

    Krud Kutter

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Dec 31, 2021

    You could use product called Awesome from Dollar tree or use power wash

  • Cyndi Cyndi on Apr 19, 2022

    Your “after” looks fab. Thx for sharing. I need to do mine! Was gifted a lovely 9 pc set of Brown Jordan furniture with mesh that needs some cleaning.