Might be helpful to know what kind of outdoor patio furniture you're talking
about, as there's many different kinds...
I know I recently cleaned what looked like years of outdoor use from our
chairs with a plain old SOS pad. This is the plain jane plastic patio
chairs and table.
I don't know. I have upholstered cushions that are made out of some
kind of plastic and they look really bad. I have tried cleaning with
soap, water and clorox and they still don't look good. If anyone knows
of something that cleans better I would love to know what it is.
I thought of suggesting that, as the first thing that came to mind when I
first read this was that silly Magic Eraser commercial where the thing gets
tossed about the neighbourhood to everyone and their dog...
I tried that on my patio furniture (just the basic, simple, boring plastic
patio furniture) and it did not work. I found a regular SOS pad was the
best, but maybe that was because our chairs looked like they had years and
years of outdoor use on them, as we did get them second hand.
Heh... With the Magic Eraser, I might have given up too soon... I found that
it wore out real fast and I was stubbing my fingers with it while trying to
clean. The SOS pad, OTOH, makes my hands break out with a reaction because
of the steel and the soap crud on it, but it was cheap - pay the same price
almost for a whole box of SOS pads as you do for 1 Magic Eraser - and it was
I was hoping it didn't scratch the crap out of the furniture, and it doesn't
seem to have done that, not that it would really matter much to me for old,
basic patio chairs!
I haven't tried the Magic Eraser on outdoor toys - the sandbox could use a
good cleaning, come to think of it... I found the Magic Eraser does work
wonders on wall and floor scuffs... I went nuts with one at my parents'
place when I noticed their walls and floor in the kitchen had scuff marks
all over because of my little brother's hockey bag, which he's fairly clumsy
and inconsiderate with ;) (he's also 17 years old lol) and my mom had tried
almost everything to get those scuffs off, yet the Magic Eraser worked like
yes, you may need the eraser- but once you do get it clean spray often
with vinegar- leave for 2 minutes and just wipe- this should stop a
build up- you can also spray with vinegar before using the
eraser.......if quite bad - just use vinegar straight- other wise mix
half vinegar and half water-
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