Asked on Jun 15, 2015

What to do with a plastic deck box

by Karen
I have a plastic deckbox and 2 plastic cabinets. They are stained and they will not come clean. What can I do with them? Paint? How and what to use....any other ideas? Thanks Karen
  16 answers
  • Joline Cosman Joline Cosman on Jun 15, 2015
    There are paints on the market especially made for palstic. Ask at you local hardware store or even Walmart. A friend just painted an old patio table (metal) then painted some ordinary plastic chairs to match ! Awesome !
  • I just painted some plastic flower pots with Rust-Oleum 2x, which is a primer and paint in one. It did a great job!
  • Mary Jo Michalski-Roach Mary Jo Michalski-Roach on Jun 15, 2015
    did you try Mr. Clean pads.
  • DiannaLynne DiannaLynne on Jun 16, 2015
    I had some luck cleaning a cooler in similar condition by sprinkling on ajax cleaner and scrubbing with brush. Between the scrubbing action and the bleach, it worked pretty well. If that doesn't work, I'd go with the Rust-oleum 2x
  • Cynthia Starnes Griffin Cynthia Starnes Griffin on Jun 16, 2015
    Krylon and Rust-o-leum both carry spray paint mad just for covering plastic. Fist clean it with a Mr. Clean magic eraser, let dry thoroughly, then spray on a new perky color!
  • Patrice Patrice on Jun 16, 2015
    I love Clorox Outdoors. It's amazing what it will clean that regular bleach won't.
  • Linda Fraser Linda Fraser on Jun 16, 2015
    They do make spray paint for plastic now that works really great and comes in a lot of colors. Not knowing how big they are you could also make some cushions for the tops and use as extra seating plus of course storage.
  • Duv310660 Duv310660 on Jun 17, 2015
    Spray paint = easy fix!
  • Slgibbs1 Slgibbs1 on Jun 26, 2015
    first off, I would recommend cleaning with Greased Lightning, then going over stains with a magic eraser. Then if you wish, paint it with Rust-Oleum® Specialty Paint For Plastic
  • Libbie B Libbie B on Nov 29, 2023

    Paint them and it will freshen them up!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 29, 2023

    Sand if needed. Clean with TSP. Spray paint with krylon brand.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 30, 2023

    Use Contact to cover them? Use Plasticote paint?

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 01, 2023

    A really cheap and easy way to make these look more classy, rather than cheap and disgusting, is to just spray paint them. Just to make sure they would get an extra bond to the plastic since plastic is generally difficult to spray paint.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 01, 2023

    Clean well and then spray paint with paint made for adhering to plastic. When dry you could experiment with stencils.

  • Deb K Deb K on Dec 01, 2023

    Hi Karen, yes you can paint them. Hope this video helps.

  • You can buy spray paint for plastic now. Pick a color you like and get a new look!