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Old 11-13-2020, 06:20 AM
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Default White mesh pool chairs - How to clean

My wife wanted me to ask the THT GODS to see if anyone had a good solution on how to clean these chairs.

SWFL sun & rain 24/7

power-wash didn’t do a thing? Any ideas?






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spray bottle of bleach and water. It looks like I have similar fabric on mine. Don't even have to rinse or scrub. I do mine twice a year and they look new. Fight mold with bleach and water, not power washer.
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Use your liquid pool bleach and some Dawn in a pump bottle with water if regular household bleach doesn’t work.
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Wet and forget does wonders on such. Not instant, takes a bit to work, but very mild and easy on the material.
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Drop them in the pool for a half day. Rinse when you pull them out!


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no bleach

go to home depot buy stuff called 30 second cleaner spray on 15 min spray off.....your done
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Smitty777, the material is called Phifertex.
https://www.phifer.com/fabrics/outdo...iture-fabrics/
Your white is probably this one.
https://www.trivantage.com/phifertex...00-997142-item
Too clean it:
https://www.phifer.com/wp-content/up...structions.pdf


Pro tip:
When you're done, rinse the bejesus out of it.. Any residual soaps may mar the finish of the frame if left on. When you think you're done, rinse it one more time. Then do it again.

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Believe it or not the soaking in the pool advice works. I usually use a solution of bleach and dawn with water and let it sit a bit preferably in the shade or on an overcast day.. Usually cut household to 1 part bleach to 3 parts water.
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Bleach spray it on then rinse it off. I know the world will end and the stitching will rot. It won't I've done it 100's of times on ours.
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I've tried just about every product you can think of to combat mold, including some home-made concoctions, and nothing works as good as bleach. I've been using it on outdoor furniture cushions, vinyl on the boat, etc., for 20+ years, and have never had anything fall apart.
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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
Drop them in the pool for a half day. Rinse when you pull them out!


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That's what I do..... It works.
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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
Drop them in the pool for a half day. Rinse when you pull them out!
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I too opted for this.
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Originally Posted by Capt. John Deering View Post
no bleach

go to home depot buy stuff called 30 second cleaner spray on 15 min spray off.....your done

And why am I waiting 15 minutes?
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I have the same material.

Bleach and water in bucket, I take soft bristle scrub brush and generously wet and light scrub solution on the material.

Let sit for 15 minutes.

Then more solution and quick scrub.

Then rinse.

Look new again.

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I wouldn't scrub it with a brush or anything stiff other than a sponge or terrycloth rag. Phifertex is a PVC coated polyester. Mold, mildew and in some cases algae that grow on the stuuf isn't growing on the fabric itself. It's growing on the particulate that the weave catches. Pollen, dust, bird droppings is what the mold gets a good start on.
Scrubbing any vinyl can and will scratch the surface of the material. Those scratches will allow the plasticizers used in the vinyls (a compound that keeps therm flexible) to evaporate making the material hard and brittle. Sure, you can scrub it up good and quick, but you're also killing the service life of the fabric.
Ever see a piece of old cracking vinyl? Old seat cars all cracked? Plasticizer has left the building.
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30 Seconds Outdoor Cleaner
https://30secondscleaners.com/

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30 second cleaner fast hose off
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give type A folks some cool down time
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Originally Posted by Capt. John Deering View Post
30 second cleaner fast hose off
Used this then dunked it in the pool. Stuff works great

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