Durable, lightweight, and waterproof. These are just some of the traits of plastic furniture that makes it essential in every household.
When it comes to patios and the outdoors, plastic tables and chairs are more likely to be favored. They are most commonly found outdoors exposed from the elements. Plastic furniture does not easily wear out unlike typical wooden and metal furniture.
Like all furniture, plastic will eventually wear out over time and usage. But with proper caring for plastic furniture, a longer lifespan will be guaranteed. Do follow some of these guidelines to keep your furniture in pristine condition.
Avoid scraping the surface with stiff brushes of any kind. Brushes with abrasive pads and hard bristles aren’t recommended cleaning tools. They can possibly create deep scratches that allow dirt to enter, making your cleaning time more difficult.
When cleaning your furniture, use a sponge with no rough backside or a soft cloth. Dust off the surface with the cloth or sponge to make cleaning easier for you. Soak the furniture with water. Use a water and liquid detergent solution with your sponge. Gently apply light strokes on the surface of your furniture, then rinse off again with water.
Stains are prominent in plastic furniture. To remove them, grab a soft-bristled brush and apply a water-liquid detergent solution. Remember to stoke gently as it can create scratches. If the stain persists, re-apply more detergent and scrub once more. Rinse well with water and dry the exterior with a soft cloth.
There also are tough-to-remove stains. In a given situation, a need for stronger measures arise. Alcohol and acetone can be applied on the plastic’s surface with a soft, damp cloth. Wipe off excess residue and dry. Be careful with handling the solvents as they are hazardous to breathe in. Protective gloves are recommended for safety.
Optional: If you have automotive wax, you can apply an ample amount on the surface to protect it from scratches and soil.