Cleaning Plastic Outdoor Chairs?

I have plastic outdoor chairs that get quite dirty after setting out all the time, especially through the winter months. I have tried all kinds of cleaners, but nothing I have used cuts the dirt.


I would appreciate any help on how to remove this build in dirt.

By Bill C.

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May 20, 20110 found this helpful
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Use a power sprayer, if you have one. It works great with no chemicals or scrubbing. You can also use a Mr. Clean magic eraser with a little elbow grease. I know that both of these methods work great on white plastic patio chairs and furniture.


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May 20, 20110 found this helpful
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I cleaned mine the best I could then bought"Krylon" spray paint.
Now they look great as they're the color I wanted.

May 20, 20110 found this helpful

Use a Mr. Clean sponge and it works well, won't scratch and gets the worked in dirty out.

May 23, 20110 found this helpful

I agree with Keeper. Krylon (for plastic) spray paints are great. They come in a variety of colors and are an inexpensive way to give plastic chairs new life. I do suggest that you wash them first in a bleach bath to kill of any mold or mildew.


I use a exfoliating loofah scrub for scrubbing so there is less chance of scratching the plastic and with the detachable shower head it makes rinsing a breeze. Good Luck. And if you do go the Krylon way, send pics!


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May 23, 20110 found this helpful

I use a pressure washer on mine.

May 24, 20110 found this helpful

I just spray mine down with a watered down clorox mixture , let them sit a few minutes, then scrub them with a scrub pad and rinse off with water hose.

June 10, 20110 found this helpful

Wesley's Bleche White is the best! You can find it in the automotive department at Walmart-it is less than $3.00 per bottle and it takes the grime right off of those chairs. It is actually made for whitewall tires so you know it is going to work.


I even used it to clean some old bricks that I got from a neighbor and they looked brand new afterwards. Spray it on, wait about 5 minutes and wipe it off with a sponge. Then rinse with water and let the sun dry the chairs.

February 3, 20160 found this helpful

My chair is light green. Would this bleach out the color?


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