How to Clean Plastic Lawn Chairs

The summer months are a perfect time for barbecuing outdoors, and in order to host the perfect get-together, it's essential to have clean seats for all of your guests to sit on. If you have plastic lawn chairs that could use a thorough cleaning, you'll be happy that you found these fast, cheap, and not so labor-intensive steps to clean your plastic lawn chairs.

Clean Plastic Lawn Chairs

Step 1

Clean white plastic lawn chairs with bleach and hot water. Spray the chair with a garden hose. Pour 1/4 cup of bleach into a pail of hot water. Dip the scrub brush into the solution and scrub the chair, using a circular motion. Allow the solution to sit for five minutes, then rinse with a garden hose. Place the chair in the sun to dry.

Step 2

Use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on plastic lawn chairs of all colors. Rinse the chair with a garden hose. Moisten the Magic Eraser with water, then scrub the chair with the sponge. Use the garden hose to rinse off the soapy water. Allow the chair to dry in the sun.

Step 3

Brighten dull-looking plastic lawn chairs with vinegar and hot water. Spray the chair with a hose. Pour 1/4 cup of vinegar into a pail of hot water. Use a nylon-bristle scrub brush to remove dirt and grime. Rinse thoroughly with a garden hose and allow to dry in the sun.

Ris Lexington

Ris Lexington, a New York-based editor, has more than a decade of experience in newspaper, magazine and book publishing. Before becoming a professional writer online in 2007, she served as the editor of a Canadian health and wellness magazine. She holds a bachelor's degree in English.