We have these URBAN plastic chairs from IKEA. We LOVE these chairs. We use them as step stools, outdoors around the grill, additional seating… they are probably one of the more versatile things we have in our house. They are also surprisingly comfortable.
ANYWAYS, because of all the use, these chairs get dirty. And because plastic polypropylene has this nubby, rough texture these chairs attract dust, dirt and stains like maniacs. The rest of my IKEA plastic furniture is the same way (like the DOCKSTA round table). This dirt is hard to get out, even with something like a Magic Eraser.
That brings us to Tide Multi-Purpose Oxi, which is Tide’s take on Oxi Clean. They had me at “whiter and brighter,” which I think applies to laundry but let’s just go with it. It lists “patio furniture” as a possible application so I figured I’d give it a shot. Here’s what they looked like before. I had previously tried to wipe them off but this gross layer of gray remained.
After soaking and scrubbing, these guys look almost good as new. I knew the dirt would come off easy but I was most impressed by its ability to remove that blue hue these chairs get from dyed jeans. Yes!
And so then I got so excited I cleaned the top of the plastic cooler too, which has that same, hard-to-clean texture.
I used two cups of Tide Oxi, filled the bucket with water, let the chairs soak in the soap and went to town with my scrubber.
This was one of those “close up for fall” type of chores and I gotta admit, it was kind of depressing. We’ll use one or two chairs in the house for various uses but the rest will go in the basement to wait out warmer temps.
Best part of this post? It’s a FRIDAY post which means it’s almost time to enjoy the weekend. Aaron and I are headed to Germania tonight. Maybe we’ll see you there?
So this post is sorta sponsored? Tide Oxi gave me a Home Depot gift card to buy the product to write the post. Basically I was just geeked at the chance to work with P&G.