How Can I Get Rid of Mildew on Mesh Lawn Chairs?

Mildew is a growth formed by mold that is black or white and develops when something is damp or wet for a prolonged period where air circulation is poor. Mesh lawn chairs can develop mildew if the chairs have been left out during a rainstorm and the weather is humid. The chairs haven't thoroughly dried, causing patches of mildew. Don't throw away your lawn chairs. Instead, clean the mildew with common household products.

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Try cleaning the mildew off before throwing away the mesh lawn chairs.

Step 1

Brush off any loose mold or mildew from the mesh lawn chair.

Step 2

Mix a small amount of mild detergent and half a cup of bleach into 1 gallon of hot water.

Step 3

Scrub the mildew off the mesh with a clean sponge dipped into the bleach mixture until all traces of the mildew are gone.

Step 4

Rinse well with a water hose. Let it dry thoroughly in the sun.

Step 5

Spray with a mildew-protection spray or water-repellent spray once the mesh lawn chair is dry. Follow the directions on the container for proper usage.