How do i clean plastic patio chairs?

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Hello. I have 6 nice patio chairs, which are plastic or pvc. They were stored outside, and have a buildup of something - almost like a hard water deposit, & a bit of green mold here & there. What can l use to clean them? Thank you!

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  • If you have a high pressure washer you are laughing. So easy. Or an alternative it to scrub them with vinegar or for mold I use bleach. If they are too damaged you can always respray them with spray paint suitable for plastic. Good luck.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 16, 2018
    After washing them consider painting them also. They will look great and if you pick a different color they will look like a new set of chairs. It is easy and cheap if you use cheap walmart paint. A good prep job generally means a good result. So take the extra time to sand the entire chair lightly. Just enough to create a surface the paint can grab onto. Then wipe them down with a damp clothe and let them air dry several hours. Light coats of spray paint is much better then 1 or 2 heavy coats (you don't want the paint to run).

  • Wxw Wxw on Jun 16, 2018
    My husband uses a mixture of bleach/water, about 1:3. Seems to do the job. Another product called "Krud Kutter" purchased at home improvement stores is an option, but I have had it ruin the finish on a few items. I prefer the bleach/water solution. Good Luck.

  • Just wash them. A hose, a bucket, some dawn dish soap and a kitchen srubbie sponge. Vinegar will kill any mold spores, bleach, will not. Hose off and you are done!

    If you are still not happy, you can always paint them, but I bet a good wash will do the trick. Then add a pretty lumbar pillow and you will be good to go!

  • Valerie Wantiez-Mcgregor Valerie Wantiez-Mcgregor on Jun 16, 2018
    Mr. Clean sponges in a white vinegar and water solution. You can add a bit of dish soap to cut the greasy residue, but then you’ll have to rinse.

  • Heje Heje on Jun 16, 2018
    I also agree with the bleach method of cleaning, rinsing well, and using a spray paint suitable for plastic. They look new again.