Did you recently buy a big house with a nice garden? Is this the first spring season in your new house, and you would like the garden to look perfect, but the budget is limited? We can understand that money runs low when you move to a new house because there are dozens of projects that you want to see done. However, when it comes to the garden, you can make it look great for the warm season without a big investment. There are numerous DIY projects that you can enroll in, projects that will make the garden look good without spending too much money. For example, if you have some old, plastic patio furniture that oxidized, you can have it restored. You don’t have to throw it away and buy new patio furniture. First of all, new patio furniture is expensive. Second of all, if you still love the design of the old patio furniture that you have, there are a few easy steps to follow to make it look as good as new.
Oxidation is the plastic’s version of rust, and there is always something that you can do to remove it. We have some good remedies for cleaning oxidized chairs, so check out this article and learn what to do to save your patio furniture. Here are the steps you need to follow for clean plastic furniture that looks as good as new.
1. Remove dirt, dust, and residue. The first step in the oxidation removal process is to get the furniture clean. It doesn’t matter if the furniture was in a garage. It is probably full of dust. If you want to evenly get rid of oxidation marks, then you need to clean the dirt first. You can do this with the help of a hose or using a microfiber cloth soaked in warm water.
2. Kill molds. Once the furniture is clean, and all the dirt is removed, you need to get rid of the mold. The easiest way to do this is to spray a solution of water and vinegar on the whole surface of the furniture. Let it sit for about 15 to 20 minutes and again soak a cloth in warm water and rinse the furniture. Repeat the process until you can’t see any mold anymore.
3. Remove the stains with a combination of baking soda and wax. Sprinkle baking soda all over the furniture and give it a good rub down with a sponge. Rinse and spray baking soda again if you can still see oxidation marks. Repeat the process until you can’t see oxidation marks anymore. Rinse with warm water and apply car paste wax all over the furniture. The role of wax is to protect the chair from additional oxidation marks. These marks appear due to air and sunlight exposure, so if you keep the furniture in the garden for a long time, you could have the unpleasant surprise to see it oxidized again.