How to Remove Chalky White Film on Resin Chairs

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How to Remove Chalky White Film on Resin Chairs
Resin chairs are a popular outdoor furniture. (musical band playing trombones in outdoor concert image by L. Shat from

Resin chairs are a common patio future. They are durable and easy to clean, which makes them a good choice for outdoor use. Unfortunately, resin chairs can become susceptible to mould. It is not uncommon to find chalky white film covering your resin chairs. This chalky white film is a form of mould, and it can be removed with relative ease.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Garden hose
  • Water
  • Bleach
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • 5-gallon bucket
  • Sponge
  • Soft bristle brush

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  1. 1

    Place the chairs on your lawn and spray them down with a garden hose. This will clean off any dust and knock off the loose dirt.

  2. 2

    Mix 1 gallon of warm water, 3/4 cup of bleach and 1 tbsp of dishwashing liquid in a 5-gallon bucket or other large container.

  3. 3

    Scrub the resin chairs with a sponge or soft bristle brush dipped in the mixture.

  4. 4

    Let the mixture sit on the resin chairs for 15 minutes.

  5. 5

    Rinse with fresh water. This can be done using the water hose or wet cloth.

  6. 6

    Allow the chair to air dry.

Tips and warnings

  • Before using the bleach, water and dishwashing detergent, test in a small inconspicuous area for any discolouration.
  • Clean your resin chairs on a warm, sunny day.
  • Using bleach on coloured resin chairs may cause discolouration.
  • When working with bleach wear rubber gloves to prevent skin irritation.

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