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How To Clean Old and Dirty Plastic Chairs?

You may find old plastic chairs in many places. Some of them are so dirty that you may never like to sit on them. If you buy a good-quality plastic chair, you can enjoy long-term service. It is essential to see that you keep the chair clean from time to time. In the present time, most people prefer to use designer and light-weight plastic chairs. They come with several advantages. This is why people prefer to use them. However, you need to keep the chairs to retain the shine and glazy look. It is easy and good to maintain the plastic chairs.

Steps of cleaning old and dirty plastic chairs:

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You need to follow some simple and easy steps for cleaning and maintaining the plastic chairs. These are some simple steps that you can do at home. It also requires less effort to clean those chairs. Let us try to explore some of the easy steps.

=> If you regularly clean the chairs with a dry and clean cloth, you can easily maintain the chair. It will never allow the dirt to get over the chair. You can try it at home.

=> If you want to clean the chair deep, you can use soap and water. You can take a small amount of liquid soap on the bucket and stir it well. Now dip the cloth and wash it on the chair.

=> You need to ensure that these chairs are not much exposed to the dirt or under the sun. The excessive heat from the sun may damage the chair to a great extent. It may lose its glow and color at the same time. So, it is always better to keep the chair in a cool place. It will remain in good condition for an extended period.

=> If you find that the plastic chairs have received some stretch marks, you can use a sand paper to remove it. Take a small amount of the paper and rub it on the chair. Soon you will find that the stretch marks are diminished.

=> To protect the chair from stretch marks and other marks, you can use a cushion on the seat. It will serve a dual purpose. Firstly, you will get a comfortable seat and, secondly, you can safeguard the chair from stretch marks. It is found to be helpful and better in many ways.

=> To increase the lifetime of the chair, you can put a fabric cover on the chair. This is an exciting step you can choose to protect the chair. You can get fabrics of various materials. They are also attractive at the same time. People will love to use them on plastic chairs.

=> If you observe any dark stains and marks on the chair, you can clean it immediately with warm water and liquid soap. This will remove the stains and make the chair much brighter and glazy. Sometimes you can use soft bristles brush to remove the dark stains.

So, maintaining a plastic chair at home is no more a big deal. If you try and give time, you can easily keep the chair and use it for a long time. Plastic chairs are much comfortable than the other ones.

How To Make Plastic Chairs Look New Again

A home’s furniture is a long-term investment, so it should be your duty to take care of them. Various furniture items require proper maintenance and cleanliness. Often, we throw useful material in the trash whether it can be reused or recycle. A plastic chair is one of the essential furniture which is used by every generation. These chairs are lightweight, looks stylish and above all, affordable. Many people would use it for a short duration just because they are cost-effective. But do you use such chairs properly by doing this? If you liking reuse and recycle home furniture then first start with plastic chairs.

After a long hectic day at work, what do you most prefer? Of course, a chair or comfortable sofa where you feel relaxed. If you are looking to give a new look to your chair, this blog is for you. Let’s have a look:


There are different renewal methods that you can use. Using commercial cleaners and baking soda is an ideal option for dealing with stubborn stains. Besides this, you can use a strong cleaning solution including soapy water and vinegar to remove the dull coating of chairs.

Step – 1 Cleaning

Things to consider cleaning plastic chairs

Here are some of the tips that should follow to clean plastic chairs:

  • Keep plastic chairs clean by regular wiping and dusting them with soapy water or a wet cloth.
  • You can also use soapy water for deeper cleaning. As plastic furniture is highly inclined to diminishing and dullening over time. Thus, it requires proper care and gentle brushing.
  • It’s better to cover the chairs with a clean cloth if they not are in use. Covering chair is a perfect alternative to keep plastic chairs unprotected from dust.

How to remove stubborn stains from plastic chairs?

By Using Baking Soda – Baking soda is a phenomenal solution for eliminating stubborn stains & spots. Take a limited amount of baking soda, a bowl of warm water and a sponge for scrubbing.  Hollow the cotton cloth or sponge in the water and drain out the water such that it is left moist. Next, take a few amounts of baking soda on the sponge and clean it gently on your plastic chair. Let solution leave for a couple of minutes before rinsing. Then, take hose for high-pressure washing to clean chairs. Make sure the stains should remove well, leave the chairs to air dry. At last, chairs are getting to prepare for use.

By Using Dishwashing liquid and Bleach –A dishwashing liquid and bleach will allow you to remove the stubborn oxidation spots. Besides this, you will also need a bowl of warm or hot water and a sponge for cleaning. Fill a bucket with warm water, mix three tablespoons of dishwashing liquid and add three and fourth cups of bleach in it. Gently apply this solution, for that you can use a sponge or clean cotton cloth. Be focused on the specific stains and rub oxidation spots gently. Then, rinse it with clean water and leave it to dry.

Step – 2 Additional Care

Use of Car Wax – Apart from the cleaning process, you should also use car wax to bring back the life of the dull chair. Car wax is a mind-blowing alternate for an invigorating poor surface of your plastic chairs. By use of car wax, you will get an option not to re-change your old furniture. Make sure the furniture should be dry while using wax. It makes your furniture even-balanced and shiny for the long term.

Use of Heat Gun–If you are familiar with using a heat gun, try this to fix damaged parts of plastic chairs. This will help you to repair the chair completely. Start with the lower setting and then go with the medium setting. Start with small sections, move the gun over the plastic to evenly heat the area. After that use, you could see a drastic improvement in your chair. After being satisfied with a specific section, move to another area and follow the same process. This process seems to take a long time but be ensured all sections should be covered. Remember, the heat gum should start using with a small amount of speed. Make sure the plastic should not get overheat because overheating could damage your chair.

How to prevent oxidation from plastic chairs?

Well, a plastic chair does require proper maintenance to remain in proper shape. However, plastic chairs are known for their durability and build quality. But it’s easy to scratch and stick to the dust on its surface. Therefore, in such a situation, you should take care of some things so that they can be used for a long time. Let’s have a look

  1. Get Chair Covers – To maintain a life of plastic chairs, using chair covers is the best solution. These covers will help you to protect the chair from various elements like sunlight and dust. A high-quality chair covers offer complete protection and hold the working life of chairs. Various chair covers come with different specializations such as waterproof seat covers, UV Resistant waterproof furniture covers, etc. While buying covers, ensure you choose waterproof, tear and UV water-resistant options for best usage.
  2. Focus on Regular Cleaning – The best way to maintain a long life of chairs is regular dusting and wiping. Here we do not talk about regular washing. Just take a dry cotton cloth and clean it gently.
  3. Plastic Spray Paint – A plastic spray paint is special use for chair polishing. After cleanliness and fixing parts, it’s better to paint the chair in the same colour. A similar shade and colour can hide damages to the chair.

Final Words:

The above-mentioned tip allows you to make your chair look fresh again. Decide all the above-given methods, you can consider ensuring a clean environment so that your chair doesn’t girt dirty and damaged in a long time.


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