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Old 31-03-2007, 12:53 PM
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Hi guys!

Just started on a cleaning job - my boyfriend has some of those white plastic garden chairs and they are really filthy - I guess dirt, bit mouldy, they've been sitting outside all year round I think!

Anyway, have set to work with hot soapy water but it's not really shifting it. Is there anything else I could use??? I don't know if it's mold or not, but theu have lots of grey spotty patches.

Thanks!

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Old 31-03-2007, 1:04 PM
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have you tried stardrops. I am a recent convert and find it cleans most things you should give it a try!!
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Old 31-03-2007, 1:18 PM
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I tried everything with my table and chairs when they went like this and failed I'm afraid. I hope you have better luck. I'm buying green ones next time!
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Old 31-03-2007, 10:56 PM
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Try plain old 'soda crystals' from any supermarket. Dissolve in a basin of boiling water, and give them a good clean. It'll take any stain off...try it in mugs, gets tea and coffee stains off equal to the dishwasher
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Few worth trying if you have them

Bio washing powder
Soda crystals
Ajax scouring powder

My Mam says don't use bleach as hers went yellow.
One day I might be more organised...........:confused:
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Old 01-04-2007, 10:43 AM
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try using t-cut avaiable from halfrords / motor spares
or how about painting them , plastikote do a spray for that sort of stuff
should be avaiable at homebase , b+q etc
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Old 27-04-2007, 5:30 PM
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Default How do I clean plastic garden furniture?

Chairs are ok just need a soapy wash but the table was left out longer than it should have been and has greeny stains on it what should I use please?
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I remember a post recommending those eraser type sponges for it (Flash do them but £1 shops etc have cheaper versions) Many use stardrops with success. A job I need to tackle next week so let me know if you find something that works well.
One day I might be more organised...........:confused:
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Old 27-04-2007, 5:44 PM
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stardrops has worked for me
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Old 27-04-2007, 6:00 PM
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Good got stardrops and micro cloths will give it ago I was wondering if the vinegar/bicarb would work on the stained bits
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Nilco upvc cleaner is good
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Hi lavidaloca,

We have a recent thread that may help too so I've added your thread to it to keep all the suggestions together.

It may also be worth a look at these older threads:

Cleaning a plastic patio table?????

Cleaning plastic furniture?

and this recent one on the Greenfingered board: Great tip for cleaning garden furniture!

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Old 27-04-2007, 9:30 PM
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I remember a post recommending those eraser type sponges for it (Flash do them but £1 shops etc have cheaper versions) .

Yep, I can't remember who suggested this either, but I tried it and they work brilliantly.
A friend is someone who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.

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o0o0o i had the same problem a few weeks ago i even borrowed my friends jet wash an it didnt work

i resigned to paint spray

i am now the proud owner or a red plastic patio set

oh an i got the spray on the half price shelf in wilkies

good luck
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Hi, I've tried most of the recommended suggestions. A couple work, sort of, but are very labour intensive. I then tried an electric drill with a disk attachment to which I fitted a soft abrasive disk. This worked perfectly, did not damage the plastic in any way and only took me about 20 minutes. The particular item now looks like new, however, I could have saved myself a lot of time and effort by simply purchasing a replacement item. Thanks for the ideas anyway.

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Old 28-06-2010, 6:34 PM
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Default Cleaning white plastic table & chairs

Hi everyone, I hope you may be able to help me.

I have as you can tell from the title a white plastic table and 4 chairs which have been kept outside with no cover and are now very dirty. Do any of you have a old style cleaning method in an attempt to get them clean?

I have tried sopa & water, vinegar but all to no avail. I am trying to use more eco products but will resort to others if there is nothing.

Looking forward to hearing fro you all.

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Good old fashioned Cif will do the job nicely. I always have some on the go, although abottle lasts me a year or two, the one I have, I have had since I moved here, February 2009!
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I have to admit OH gets the pressure washer out, they get one blast then a scrub with stardrops, then a second blast.
I know not everyone has a pressure washer, but if you know someone who does its worth a borrow. Oh does the patio with it as well.

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snap..we use stardrops and the presssure washer...it comes up well
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I'd go for the cream cleaner and a plastic scourer (careful not to scratch the plastic ). There are more ideas in this thread; I'll add this to that later to keep ideas together.
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