My youngest is 16 now but I remember I paid $50.00 for a small plastic picnic table for him. That was outside all of the time. I could not get that clean either, so I called the Fisher Price company and they told me to use the bathroom scrubbling bubbles product on it and let it set for a bit. I also used a scrub brush. It looked as good as new after that.
If you want it to look shiny spray some armour all on it and wipe dry. I use armout all on everything from vinyl purses to kitchen appliances (plastic).
It's a Little Tykes Activity garden- so it is multiple colors, the main color is white- but I really don't think I can get away with painting it. I have tried pressure washing it- it help a little bit, actually I should say my Husband pressure washed it and it only took a little bit of it off. I am going to Walmart today and hopefully find Barkeepers friend and I will look in the Hardware dept. for another type of cleaner.
My mom suggested a soft cleaner with bleach- it also help a little- actually a lot more- but there is a few places that still look quite bad ( i used a whole bottle and it looked like it was helping so i bought another one and it did not help that much).
Thank you everyone!
Try a product called BarKeeper's Friend - you'll find it w/the Comet and Ajax. It's what I use on my outside furniture - wet it down, sprinkle it w/the BF, and it will come clean w/little or no elbow grease!
From how you described it, I take it the item has mold/mildew. That is what is on my resin chaise lounge that I've left outside in the weather too long. My husband pressure washed it but to no avail. I bought a product at Wal-Mart specifically for that problem but he has not tried it yet. Look in the hardware section at Wal-Mart. It has a trigger spray, I believe. I wish I could tell you whether it worked or not.
Also, we used that spray paint specifically for plastics on are older resin patio set plus a small table. We covered a table, 4 chairs and sm table for about $25 in the cost of paint and now they all look new. They had been white and we made a tan color. I don't know if you'd want to paint your toy tho.
Is the toy small enough to take somewhere and show someone who could help you?
What is it made of ? You can try using that spray paint that is just for plastic ! I did it for an old toy box that my girls had and now it looks great !!
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