Hello! Are you loving this warm weather as much as I am? Today I didn’t want to go inside so I kept finding chores to do outside. Plus, Lacey loved it too! Recently I bought some plastic outdoor chairs and they needed a good scrub. So how did I clean them? Come see!
Typically I am not a fan of plastic chairs. But because we are having an engagement party for our son and his fiancé at the lake house, we will need extra seating. So when I saw 8 plastic stackable chairs for $25 on our online garage sale, I jumped on it! Normally these chairs are about $15 each so this was a great deal. They were in good shape but just needed a good cleaning. There are 4 green chairs and 4 white chairs.
I grabbed the hose and some Krud Cutter cleaner, and gave all of the chairs a good scrub. Well, it cleaned the green ones but they were still a bit faded and dull. So a quick trip to the hardware store and I bought a few different cleaners. For the green chairs I thought I would try a product called ReColor. (as seen on TV the box says) It is a Rustoleum product. It comes with a bottle of Recolor, 1 wipe-it cloth infused with ReColor, 3 microfiber cloths, a sponge, 1 detail brush and a pair of Nitrile gloves. (disposable gloves). All for the low, low price of $19.99.
I read the directions and it advised using the disposable gloves and use in a well ventilated area. Good advice on both! So, I rubbed the green chairs with the wipe-it infused cloth. And what do you know? It works pretty well! They are shiny again! So, I tried it on the white chairs and it didn’t work. You can still see the slight stains even after a few cleanings.
For the white chairs I tried a different product called Spray & Forget. It says it “removes stains caused by algae, mold, mildew, moss & lichen.” The directions say to saturate the stained surfaces and not to rinse. Then just wait 1-5 weeks. WEEKS? I had more instantaneous results in mind. So, I followed the instructions and now I’m waiting. Maybe by the time the engagement party rolls around, they will be sparkly white? We’ll see. But, these will be perfect chairs for Happy Hill. We can just stack them together and stick them behind a tree and then whip them out when needed. Extra chairs always come in handy at the lake!
Can you tell I’m spring cleaning? I’m all for quick and easy ways to clean! The quicker the better for me because who enjoys cleaning? I’ll let you know how the white chairs turn out. It’s called Spray & Forget so I might forget. If nothing else, I’ll spray them with a coat of white spray paint meant for plastic and they will be like new. Meanwhile, the green chairs are cleaned, stacked and ready to go!
Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy this BEAUTIFUL weather! xoxo Dell