Patio furniture is bound to get soiled no matter how carefully you keep it. It is therefore important to take preventative measures and clean your furniture regularly to avoid damage from rain, wind, trees, sun and other things. However, different approaches need to be taken for wood, metals, and plastics. Deposits of magnesium and calcium on a surface can cause calcium stains or hard water stains sometimes. The process of removing them is quite simple, despite the fact that they can be a nuisance
Calcium Buildup on Plastic Lounge Chairs – How To Remove?
- Baking soda, white vinegar, and lemon juice -Calcium stain removal can be accomplished with white vinegar, Baking soda and even lemon juice. Cleaning difficult areas with vinegar is already a common practice among many homemakers. In addition, it helps remove hard water stains and calcium stains from plastic chairs. Spray the area with vinegar or dampen a cloth with it. For better, cleaner furniture, you can also use an old toothbrush in the places that are hard to reach.
- Water and baking soda– Apply baking soda paste to the affected areas after mixing with water. To achieve shining results, wait 10 minutes and wipe away the paste. Leaving lemon juice on the calcium stain for a few minutes also works well
- Solvent based on hydrogen peroxide -When it comes to cleaning tough mineral deposits and soap scum, hydrogen peroxide is best. Soap scum’s cell walls are destroyed when hydrogen peroxide interacts with it. Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda should be mixed together in a small bowl until the paste is thick. After 15 minutes, rinse your skin with hot water to remove the calcium deposits.
- Apple Cider Vinegar– The acidity of apple cider vinegar is similar to that of regular white vinegar. With its cutting power, it can remove tough stains and calcium deposits. Soak an old rag in an old rag of apple cider vinegar heated in a microwaveable container. Soak the affected area for 30 minutes with the rag over the calcium deposits. The lime scale can now be removed with warm water by rinsing the excess vinegar with it
Additional Advice and Tips
- The vinegar solution can be used to clean plastic items that are stained. Simply soak the containers for 15 minutes in the vinegar solution. Before using, wash as usual.
- The Simple Green Limescale Remover is one of the commercial limescale cleaners available in online and supermarkets
- If you wish to prevent this problem from returning, install a water softener in your home.
- After cleaning, wipe the surface dry to prevent mineral deposits
- White plastic furniture should not be cleaned with chlorine or bleach because they break down the material
After cleaning your plastic outdoor lounge chairs, you can finally kick back and unwind for the day. So, what’s your go-to hack for keeping plastic furniture looking pristine? Tell me which of these solutions helped. Do tell in the feedback section!